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Dark Tranquillity - Moment



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Release date: 20 November 2020
Style: Gothenburg metal

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01. Phantom Days
02. Transient
03. Identical To None
04. The Dark Unbroken
05. Remain In The Unknown
06. Standstill
07. Ego Deception
08. A Drawn Out Exit
09. Eyes Of The World
10. Failstate
11. Empires Lost To Time
12. In Truth Divided
13. Silence As A Force [2 CD edition bonus]
14. Time In Relativity [2 CD edition bonus]

The Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album Of 2020

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
7.2
There have been a number of stellar moments in the impressive career of Dark Tranquillity to date. Moment is not one of them, but it's not a disaster either.

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published 22.11.2020 | Comments (25)

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22.11.2020 - 21:14
Rating: 6
X-FrEaK

So far it hasnt clicked yet. And it might be probably one of the worst albums from them (and im a big fan of Construct and Atoma). It just seems that for now the songs dont have the usual DT catchyness. I really like Stanne's clean vocals so thats definitely not the problem so as others have pointed out it must be the songwriting thats a bit off.

This is like Katatonia's latest offering. Is it bad? No, but something is off, their usual catchyness is not there (as it wasnt in the previous album, although that was way more prog than this one), so it makes the album sounds like a bunch of songs that while not hurting my hears, I'll probably never come back to them (except the singles which really got me hyped for the album)
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23.11.2020 - 04:35
Rating: 9
Wes

The bonus track Time in Relativity is just great!

I prefer the album over construct, possibly. The first three tracks are top notch, as well as Empires Lost to Time.
I feel like it might take another album for them to get really effective with their new lineup.
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23.11.2020 - 11:24
Rating: 6
MeatWolf

Written by X-FrEaK on 22.11.2020 at 21:14

This is like Katatonia's latest offering.

Got the same feeling.
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25.11.2020 - 06:26
Rating: 9
WorpeX
war-pex
Well i'm really liking it! It feels more like a continuation off the Projector sound then any of their more recent offerings to me. There is a fair bit of cleans on the record, especially in the second half. Unlike Projector though, this album is extremely well polished and it might be the most mature album I've ever heard. Sometimes this ends up making an album sound sterile but I think DT did a great job of not falling into that trap. The riffage on this album is amazing and Michael is incredible as always.

I do highly recommend getting the bonus tracks though. Silence As a Force in particular sounds like it coulda been off of Damage Done!

Highlights: Identical to None, A Drawn Out Exit, Failstate, Ego Deception
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26.11.2020 - 10:55
Rating: 9
s(AINT)

I gave this album enough spins at this point, 8-9 maybe and it just keeps getting better and better for me. The vocals are nothing short of incredible which is exactly what I was expecting from Mikael and nothing less. I always loved his cleans and am a big fan of Projector so having a lot of cleans on the album is never a negative point for me. The melodies are beautiful, yet with enough aggression and as always, the band incorporates nice keyboard passages. People seem to be slating riffs and solos, but I personally enjoy all of it.

Not being a musician myself, I can't judge their complexity, but then again, complexity is never something that I am seeking in music, to me it's all about the feeling, vibe and atmosphere that the song creates and this album is making me want more! Solid 9 and one of my AOT \m/
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26.11.2020 - 21:03
Rating: 7
SAY10

So far it's not clicking with me either. But I'll give it more spins, I still have Damage Done as one of my most loved albums, ever.
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27.11.2020 - 02:48
Rafael Cevidanes
Account deleted
I can't say I'm disappointed, but I can't say I'm delighted, either. DT has almost always delighted me in some way, maybe I should just be less used to it or take a very few listens as done so far.
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28.11.2020 - 02:48
Rating: 7
Necrodamus

Empires Lost To Time is the melodic death metal song of the year as far as I'm concerned. The other tracks on here are decent but don't match the quality of the aforementioned. As a whole, I enjoyed Atoma more, but this one has its moments too, pun intended.
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01.12.2020 - 16:49
Rating: 8
s_t_s

I don't think we should try to compare Moment to any other DT album. With two new members on board sound has to be different. I like the album as it is.
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01.12.2020 - 17:24
Rating: 7
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by s_t_s on 01.12.2020 at 16:49

I don't think we should try to compare Moment to any other DT album. With two new members on board sound has to be different. I like the album as it is.

I think part of why I still didn't like it as much is that despite those two new members, the sound isn't different enough.
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03.12.2020 - 14:47
Rating: 8
s_t_s

Written by RaduP on 01.12.2020 at 17:24

Written by s_t_s on 01.12.2020 at 16:49

I don't think we should try to compare Moment to any other DT album. With two new members on board sound has to be different. I like the album as it is.

I think part of why I still didn't like it as much is that despite those two new members, the sound isn't different enough.


Hmm odd as I swear at my first spin I didn't think this sounded like typical DT. At second spin I fell in love and you know that love is blind.
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20.12.2020 - 14:33
Rating: 6
metalbrat

Written by s_t_s on 03.12.2020 at 14:47

Hmm odd as I swear at my first spin I didn't think this sounded like typical DT. At second spin I fell in love and you know that love is blind.

If you really want DT to sound differently, you gotta remove Mikael from lineup...;D;D
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20.12.2020 - 14:37
Rating: 6
metalbrat

Written by musclassia on 20.11.2020 at 12:25

It's fine, but the band are clearly playing it safe - the songs are all generally liekable, but there's nothing overly memorable here, even when compared with Atoma. Not their worst album, but I can see it potentially being one of their most forgettable


You're perfect. Being a hardcore fan, tried my best from first to last, back to front, left to right, only to remember the opener after umpteenth spin. Very much forgettable.
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In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
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20.12.2020 - 21:02
Rating: 8
s_t_s

Written by metalbrat on 20.12.2020 at 14:33

Written by s_t_s on 03.12.2020 at 14:47

Hmm odd as I swear at my first spin I didn't think this sounded like typical DT. At second spin I fell in love and you know that love is blind.

If you really want DT to sound differently, you gotta remove Mikael from lineup...;D;D


Hopefully this will never happen!
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25.12.2020 - 21:53
Opethian

Fans settling for mediocrity it seems like :/
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31.12.2020 - 00:30
Rating: 6
Redel

Written by Opethian on 25.12.2020 at 21:53

Fans settling for mediocrity it seems like :/

It so seems. An average rating of 8.0 is quite a good indicator for that -- means "more or less mediocre" here.
For me, some ok-ish moments here and there, mostly though totally forgetable, sometimes even horrorfying. Lower 6 here.
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01.02.2021 - 14:24
Rating: 8
Destructo

Quite enjoyable overall after multiple listens. 8/10 with some strong song. But also has some weak ones.
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14.05.2021 - 08:44
Rating: 7
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
The album itself is ok, but for DT standards it's not that good, knowing they are capable of much better, this seems a little bland.

Some tracks are good, but nothing special, and many songs are average, I expected more from the introduction of the new guitarist, but it seems it will take time for him to adjust.
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13.07.2021 - 13:09
Rating: 9
BennyMetGer

Ive like this album too. I loved Atoma, but this one is as the same level to me personaly.
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18.07.2021 - 23:26
Rating: 6
sgtrobo

Written by Redel on 31.12.2020 at 00:30

Written by Opethian on 25.12.2020 at 21:53

Fans settling for mediocrity it seems like :/

It so seems. An average rating of 8.0 is quite a good indicator for that -- means "more or less mediocre" here.
For me, some ok-ish moments here and there, mostly though totally forgetable, sometimes even horrorfying. Lower 6 here.


same. I just don't get it. *shrug*
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18.07.2021 - 23:40
Rating: 6
Redel

Written by sgtrobo on 18.07.2021 at 23:26

same. I just don't get it. *shrug*

havent returned to the album since then, dont recall anything
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19.07.2021 - 11:26
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow

Went back to this after a couple months. loving it. the clean vocals are so good... while most fans didn't like the dominating clean vocals this time, i think if the clean vocals are this good, there's no harm in using them.

also, the guitar solos are better than all their previous albums. upgrading from an 8 to a 9.
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13.09.2021 - 06:49
Rating: 8
tintinb

I liked the album. Short songs with clear intent. Does not beat around the bush too much. Love the song Transient. It's an absolute 10 in my books. Loved the harsh (cleans could do some improvements) vocals, clear, crisp and to the point.
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09.10.2021 - 03:48
mikeprado30

Written by Opethian on 25.12.2020 at 21:53

Fans settling for mediocrity it seems like :/

Or maybe they just have different tastes as yours Could we just even for a damned moment to respect other ones' choices? That's what bothers me the most in this website. Such entitled and edgy viewpoints.

"LIVE AND LET F***IN DIE!"
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09.10.2021 - 15:31
Rating: 6
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by mikeprado30 on 09.10.2021 at 03:48

Or maybe they just have different tastes as yours Could we just even for a damned moment to respect other ones' choices? That's what bothers me the most in this website. Such entitled and edgy viewpoints.

It looks like you are the only one here who has a problem with respect, because it's pretty obvious that you can't respect other users' opinions.

Dark Tranquillity have been one of my all-time favorite bands for over three decades, but like many other fans, I find Moment monotonous, totally unspectacular and pretty bland. Neither bad nor great, but mediocre.
This is metalstorm.net, and as long as we don't call it mikeprado.com, your personal opinion doesn't count more than the opinion of any other MS user. Besides, your average rating of 9.02 is an indication that you consider every album without "cookie monster vocals" as excellent or perfect. But that doesn't have much to do with reality, you know?
So maybe it's rather your personal mindset that needs to be fundamentally readjusted. Or do you really want to go on forever like this, entertaining us for all eternity with your constant and one-dimensional rants?
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09.10.2021 - 15:41
Rating: 6
Redel

Written by Starvynth on 09.10.2021 at 15:31

Written by mikeprado30 on 09.10.2021 at 03:48

Or maybe they just have different tastes as yours Could we just even for a damned moment to respect other ones' choices? That's what bothers me the most in this website. Such entitled and edgy viewpoints.

It looks like you are the only one here who has a problem with respect, because it's pretty obvious that you can't respect other users' opinions.


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