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Release date: 30 August 1993
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. Nightfall By The Shore Of Time
02. Crimson Winds
03. A Bolt Of Blazing Gold
04. In Tears Bereaved
05. Skywards
06. Through Ebony Archways
07. Shadow Duet
08. My Faeryland Forgotten
09. Alone

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Label: Spine Farm (Cat.#: SPI 16 CD)

Recorded and mixed at Studio Soundscape, May/June -93.
Produced by Dark Tranquillity, Dragan Tanascovic and Stefan Lindgren.
Cover photography by Kenneth Johansson.

Released under license in Poland by Carrion Records - CRR 015 (Cassette) in 1993. Bootlegged on cassette in Russia by Euro Style in 1994 without track 8. Japanese version released by Toys Factory, featuring the entire "Of Chaos…" mini-CD as bonus and a booklet with exclusive band photos.

Promo-CD with different cover (b/w band photo) released in 300 copies.

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When Dark Tranquillity released "Skydancer", there pretty much wasn't anyone sounding quite like this at the time. Carcass were releasing "Heartwork", Carnage had done "Dark Recollections" in 1990, Dismember were an active project already, but surely this took the idea of inserting melody into Death Metal to a new level, even if Dark Tranquillity would only be glorified by it with "The Gallery". Then, Anders Fridén, was the lead vocalist, and Michael Stanne was on rhythmic guitar, and it's interesting to think they'd go on to become two of the main figures of the genre they helped create but in different bands, nowadays exploring different directions, sonically.

published 07.07.2008 | Comments (8)

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deadone - 08.10.2014 at 01:45  
Rating: 8 No comments for what is probably the first true melodic DM album?

How bizarre.

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