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Dark Tranquillity - Haven

8.3 | 739 votes |
Release date: 25 July 2000
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. The Wonders At Your Feet
02. Not Built To Last
03. Indifferent Suns
04. Feast Of Burden
05. Haven
06. The Same
07. Fabric
08. Ego Drama
09. Rundown
10. Emptier Still
11. At Loss For Words
12. In Sight [bonus]
13. Misery In Me [bonus]
14. Cornered [bonus]
15. The Wonders At Your Feet [live] [bonus]
+ ThereIn [video] [digipak bonus]

Mikael Stanne - vocals
Martin Brändström - keyboards
Niklas Sundin - guitars
Martin Henriksson - guitars
Anders Jivarp - drums
Michael Nicklasson - bass

Additional info
Recorded at Studio Fredman in March-April 2000.
Produced by Fredrik Nordström and Dark Tranquillity.
Engineered by Fredrik Nordström and Anders Fridén.
Mastered by Göran Finnberg at The Mastering Room.
Remastered by Ulf Horbelt at DMS.

Keyboard pre-production on trac k10 at Ground Zero.
Creative assistance on the keyboards on track 1 by Christer Lundberg.

Art direction and design by Cabin Fever Media.
Group photo by Kenneth Johansson.

Guest review by
So there I was, minding my own business, casually strolling around Metal Storm like I always do, when suddenly the brakes came to a screeching halt. I let out a gasp of disbelief as my eyes were transfixed on the word Haven. "Is this really possible?", I thought out loud, "No review for an album of one of my most favourite bands ever? Such insolence cannot remain unpunished!" (a bit melodramatic on my part, but please, do read on?), and hence this review saw the light of day, to "complete the circle" of sorts?.

published 25.12.2010 | Comments (19)

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21.11.2013 - 17:50
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
I simply love this album. It has a special charm. A good mix of straight-forwardness and deep emotionality.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
09.01.2016 - 08:31

Slowly but surely, this is becoming my favourite Dark Tranquillity album, pretty much for what NocturnalStalker said. I'd be inclined to say it's got a bit of a gothic touch to it.
If you're 666 then I'm 777
09.01.2016 - 21:28
Rating: 8

It's a very solid album for sure. It's not as consistent as say Character, but songs like Ego Drama and At Loss For Words make sure it feels at home with all the other quality and interesting albums DT released in the few years before and after this one
29.07.2019 - 11:13
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Tage Westerlund
This is let down, seems compsers get old and didnt know how to write good metal riffs, old good MDM sound is over
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
21.02.2020 - 07:33
Rating: 6

14.06.2022 - 08:25
Rating: 7
A Nice Guy
Not one of their best, and ine of their least memorable imo, I found it a little too dreary tbh, it was maybe a little too electronic this time, and lacking the heaviness and interesting riffs of their past albums, but the songwriting was decent enough, there's alot of emotion in the songwriting. "Ego Drama", "Rundown" and "At Loss For Words" are the stand out tracks here for me.

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