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Release date: 27 May 2013
Style: Gothenburg metal

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01. For Broken Words
02. The Science Of Noise
03. Uniformity
04. The Silence In Between
05. Apathetic
06. What Only You Know
07. Endtime Hearts
08. State Of Trust
09. Weight Of The End
10. None Becoming
11. Immemorial [USA bonus]
12. Photon Dreams [USA bonus]

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Line-up
Mikael Stanne - vocals
Martin Henriksson - guitars, bass
Niklas Sundin - guitars
Martin Brändström - keyboards
Anders Jivarp - drums


Additional info
Guitars, bass, vocals and electronics recorded at Rogue Music. Engineered by Johan Örnborg and Martin Brändström.
Drums recorded at Nacksving Studios. Engineered by Johan Örnborg and Isak Edh.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios except "Photon Dreams" mixed by Johan Örnborg at Fascination Street Studios.

Artwork and layout by Cabin Fever Media.
Portrait photos by Daniel Falk.

Staff review by
Darkside Momo

Rating:
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When "For Broken Words", Construct's opener, was first previewed, reactions were mixed, to say the least - and that's only natural given the weird, mid-tempo nature of this song. Then we got a classical Dark Tranquillity song ("The Science Of Noise", a future live anthem to be sure), and a mellow song with clean vocals ("Uniformity"). Varied album? Indeed! So, how's the rest? Well, screaming 'masterpîece' is obviously a case of blind fanboyism, but talking about 'pure crap' is totally a prejudiced, off-the-mark vision; as usual (and especially with an album like this one) the answer lies in the silence in between (ah ah).

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Wes - 10.06.2013 at 15:34  
Rating: 8
Written by BloodTears on 08.06.2013 at 21:11

"What Only You Know" is kinda beautiful. Probably my fav of the album at this point.


Beautiful it is, I think it's the best track on the album, followed by None Becoming, simply due to the impact even though it's a very dark.

What Only You Know stays pretty simple in the song structure, but it's still the best written song if you ask me, really effective and seems to deliver exactly what it was meant to. I love it!
BloodTears - 10.06.2013 at 17:03  
Rating: 7
Written by Wes on 10.06.2013 at 15:34

Beautiful it is, I think it's the best track on the album, followed by None Becoming, simply due to the impact even though it's a very dark.

What Only You Know stays pretty simple in the song structure, but it's still the best written song if you ask me, really effective and seems to deliver exactly what it was meant to. I love it!


I agree with you on that. And "None Becoming" is another one of the good tracks on the album. Too bad that most of the other songs verge on just okay for me. The album lacks consistency as a whole.
Wes - 11.06.2013 at 16:35  
Rating: 8
Written by BloodTears on 10.06.2013 at 17:03

Written by Wes on 10.06.2013 at 15:34

Beautiful it is, I think it's the best track on the album, followed by None Becoming, simply due to the impact even though it's a very dark.

What Only You Know stays pretty simple in the song structure, but it's still the best written song if you ask me, really effective and seems to deliver exactly what it was meant to. I love it!


I agree with you on that. And "None Becoming" is another one of the good tracks on the album. Too bad that most of the other songs verge on just okay for me. The album lacks consistency as a whole.


Definitely : ( I think the only way to really enjoy this album is to force yourself to listen to it from beginning to end, or to pick out the two we mentioned in particular. By putting Apathetic and End Time Hearts on skip, I enjoy the entire album a lot. End Time Hearts really isn't that bad, whereas I consider Apathetic simply unbearable. Anyway..
s_t_s - 23.06.2013 at 15:47  
Rating: 8 The more I listen to this album, the more I like it ! I tend to prefer the mid paced songs better like "Uniformity", "That Only You know" and "State of Trust" but all tracks are nice. Besides, I can enjoy the 2 bonus tracks as I bought the CD from an American seller !
treptolemus - 17.07.2013 at 22:13  
  Ah finally placed my order & wait for my copy to arrive.

X-ited
NocturnalStalker - 27.07.2013 at 17:13  
Rating: 7 When I first watched the video shot for Uniformity I was excited for the coming album, but little did I know for it ended up to be the only song I liked on "Construct". All in all, for me this is the weakest album Dark Tranquilly has put out in all these years. Sadly.
wintress - 10.09.2013 at 04:58  
  I like The Silence In Between. Sooo good!
X-FrEaK - 09.10.2013 at 23:52  
Rating: 9
Written by quisableed on 29.05.2013 at 00:02

Written by Risto on 28.05.2013 at 22:48

Written by Lustful Maid on 28.05.2013 at 20:25

Written by X-FrEaK on 28.05.2013 at 00:49

Amazing album! Only loses to Cult of Luna's Vertikal this year.

A very weird comparision, they're totally different.

Both are music, so the comparison is valid

Of course, I like Chuck Schuldiner's style more than Bach's and Jordan Rudess's playing than Beethoven's.


Didnt notice how my post was so disruptive looool. Every year I write down my top 20 metal albuns of the year (I have to as I write for a portuguese website). I dont listen to so many albuns from different sub genres to make a top for every genre of metal like it is done here at metalstorm. And as the months go by, my top2 (Cult of Luna and Dark Tranquillity) remains the same
Ozman - 10.10.2013 at 00:01  
Rating: 6 Relistening to all of Dark Tranwullity's albums this i certainly their worst if not one of the worsse
Risto - 10.10.2013 at 00:07  
Rating: 9
Written by Ozman on 10.10.2013 at 00:01

Relistening to all of Dark Tranwullity's albums this i certainly their worst if not one of the worsse

And on the opposite edge of opinions I think I've listened to this even more than Character, which was definitely my favourite before this album. This band offers a little something for everyone I guess
DaMaGe DoNe \dt/ - 14.11.2013 at 01:28  
  Masterpiece i'm sure .. dt 4ever
Ajay Singh - 16.11.2013 at 04:57  
Rating: 10 Excellent Album. Thank tranquilness, I found this album among the ocean of boring summons.
Deadmeat - 28.11.2013 at 06:22  
Rating: 8 Thats a step in the right direction comparing it with "we are the void". half of the songs are great though i didnt like the slower songs at all. what only you know and the science of noise are the best imo..
deadone - 09.01.2014 at 00:51  
Rating: 5 Listened to this last night again and thought it inferior to just about anything they've ever done.

I looked at the inlay card and figured out the problem - a lot of the songs were written by the keyboardist Martin Brändström and drummer Anders Jivarp and not by the guitarists.

The two stand out songs IMO are Apathetic and Endtime Hearts, both of which are written by guitarist Nilas Sundin.

I checked the inlay cards of the other albums and the songs were generally written by Sundin and Henriksson (bass/guitar).


Keyboardists generally make for shit song writers when it comes to metal. I don't think they understand the genre and often I question if they're in it for an ongoing gig or if they have an interest in the actual music.

Soilwork did the same thing for the awful Figure Number Five and allowed their keyboardist to write most of the tunes.


As Bruce Dickinson once said (rather ironically), you can't make Heavy Metal with keyboards.
Risto - 09.01.2014 at 10:45  
Rating: 9
Written by deadone on 09.01.2014 at 00:51

Listened to this last night again and thought it inferior to just about anything they've ever done.

I looked at the inlay card and figured out the problem - a lot of the songs were written by the keyboardist Martin Brändström and drummer Anders Jivarp and not by the guitarists. The two stand out songs IMO are Apathetic and Endtime Hearts, both of which are written by guitarist Niklas Sundin. I checked the inlay cards of the other albums and the songs were generally written by Sundin and Henriksson (bass/guitar).

Henriksson was burned out and simply couldn't come up with anything. If the album was full of songs like you mentioned, you probably would've found it pretty boring as well because of no guitar solos or dynamic keyboard passages.
deadone - 10.01.2014 at 00:04  
Rating: 5 Remember there's also Sundin who in my mind wrote the 2 standout songs.

I couldn't care less for dynamic keyboard passages - I don't mind keyboards as background but the guitars have to be at the forefront.

I'm also far more happier with generic melo-death than some ploddy goth rock.


As it stands, I'm not going to bother with the next album.
Therapy? - 10.01.2014 at 20:22  
  Ugh... I hate special region-based bonuses. Just make a fucking "special" edition next to your regular edition that is available everywhere, instead of just adding bonus content for USA (or Japan, or where-ever). Now I have to import one of them albums via ebay. I should just boycot bands that pull this kind of crap...
Troy Killjoy - 10.01.2014 at 22:59  
 
Written by Therapy? on 10.01.2014 at 20:22
I should just boycot bands that pull this kind of crap...

I'm pretty sure most bands do this to give back to regions that support them most (regarding live performances and album sales). That's why Arch Enemy cater to the Japanese with exclusive bonus tracks all the time. If more people take your stance and boycott these bands, they'll just continue providing other areas with exclusive content and you can listen solely to bands that don't ever make it big enough to have a "favored" audience in the first place.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.01.2014 at 23:00  
Rating: 6 It's also worth pointing out that these extra tracks are often rubbish. Or worse: covers.
Darkside Momo - 10.01.2014 at 23:06  
Rating: 7
Written by Therapy? on 10.01.2014 at 20:22

Ugh... I hate special region-based bonuses. Just make a fucking "special" edition next to your regular edition that is available everywhere, instead of just adding bonus content for USA (or Japan, or where-ever). Now I have to import one of them albums via ebay. I should just boycot bands that pull this kind of crap...

boycot the label instead. Bands usually aren't behind this kind of "special editions" stuff. Labels do that where, as Troy mentioned, the band has a solid fanbase.
Northern Danger - 15.01.2014 at 21:12  
  Meh
Darth Revan - 13.02.2014 at 08:45  
Rating: 8 Sort of like a more mid-tempo Character. Luckily, Character is my favorite Dark Tranquillity album, so I love construct... though not as much as the aforementioned masterpiece. Quite honestly I think Character was about anger and Construct is more about depression, with Void serving as a gateway between the two.

Edit: I COMPLETELY forgot fiction... shows how memorable that particular one was to me.
deadone - 14.02.2014 at 01:31  
Rating: 5 So far my opinion of this album continues to creep downwards.

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