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Dark Tranquillity - Construct



7.9 | 606 votes |
Release date: 27 May 2013
Style: Gothenburg metal

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108 want it


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]

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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published 11.06.2013 | Comments (40)

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23.05.2013 - 18:46
Rating: 8
Júlio

Best album since DD.

PS: For me The Gallery is the best thing in the history of music.

Greetings from Brasil.

"What Only you Know."

IMO this song is already a masterpiece.
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24.05.2013 - 10:30
RealEyes

The album is not so good - nothing interesting in it
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24.05.2013 - 10:53
Rating: 8
s_t_s

Indeed it takes a little time getting into it, I find it different from what they have done before but I like this and love the moddy tracks miwing clean and hars vocal like tracks 6 and 8. Will definitely buy it when it comes out
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27.05.2013 - 01:50
Rating: 9
BarisOguzcan

Still impressive album and all distinct layers of sound and vokal highlights are satisfying together form a attractive album
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27.05.2013 - 05:45
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
I am so addicted to this album....even though there are def. a few skippers
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27.05.2013 - 06:32
Rating: 6
The Voyager
The Table
Why is it that every year there are a bunch of mediocre, cookie-cutter melodeath albums with really high ratings?
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27.05.2013 - 07:56
Rating: 8
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by The Voyager on 27.05.2013 at 06:32

Why is it that every year there are a bunch of mediocre, cookie-cutter melodeath albums with really high ratings?

The current score of 8.4 isn't really all that high....especially considering there are only 22 votes....it will most likely be under 8 by the time there are 75 votes (fanboys are usually the first to vote)
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27.05.2013 - 08:11
Rating: 6
The Voyager
The Table
Written by JÄY on 27.05.2013 at 07:56

The current score of 8.4 isn't really all that high....especially considering there are only 22 votes....it will most likely be under 8 by the time there are 75 votes (fanboys are usually the first to vote)

When I made the comment, it was an 8.7. Still doesn't excuse Omnium Gatherum having an 8.6 with a ton of votes. I don't get the appeal of this genre at all. There are some decent releases, but mostly this genre is just cluttered with similar bands making hollow, sugary music.
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27.05.2013 - 08:47
Dinruth

Written by The Voyager on 27.05.2013 at 08:11

Written by JÄY on 27.05.2013 at 07:56

The current score of 8.4 isn't really all that high....especially considering there are only 22 votes....it will most likely be under 8 by the time there are 75 votes (fanboys are usually the first to vote)

When I made the comment, it was an 8.7. Still doesn't excuse Omnium Gatherum having an 8.6 with a ton of votes. I don't get the appeal of this genre at all. There are some decent releases, but mostly this genre is just cluttered with similar bands making hollow, sugary music.


fair enough that you don't like melodeath .. but Omnium Gatherum's release does not sound 'similar' to any other releases to me .. just my opinion though
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27.05.2013 - 11:06
Rating: 8
s_t_s

Written by The Voyager on 27.05.2013 at 06:32

Why is it that every year there are a bunch of mediocre, cookie-cutter melodeath albums with really high ratings?


I love DT but I wouldn't call their music melodeath. It's not aggressive enough to be labelled any death kind of music. Yet this album is good, different from We Are The Void as it takes a bit longer to be appreciated. Got a question tho : bonuses are labelled as USA bonuses, does it imply that the european CD won't feature these bonuses ? Yet I don't mind much as I usually buy my CDs from the USA, the prices in France are just f*cking indecent !
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27.05.2013 - 12:02
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by The Voyager on 27.05.2013 at 08:11

I don't get the appeal of this genre at all. There are some decent releases, but mostly this genre is just cluttered with similar bands making hollow, sugary music.

Care to name some of these "decent" releases? Just wondering cause I partially agree with what you wrote there, with the exception that this genre has produced some of the best metal albums ever.
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27.05.2013 - 13:21
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by s_t_s on 27.05.2013 at 11:06

I love DT but I wouldn't call their music melodeath. It's not aggressive enough to be labelled any death kind of music.

99% of melodeath has nothing to do with death metal, even when it is aggressive. Usually it's just sped up Iron Maiden with harsher vocals. That being said, the bands are still called melodeath because that's what the style is called.
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27.05.2013 - 18:32
Moose

Written by The Voyager on 27.05.2013 at 06:32

Why is it that every year there are a bunch of mediocre, cookie-cutter melodeath albums with really high ratings?


I'm with you on that one.
Metalstorm definitely seems to have a bias towards melodeath.
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27.05.2013 - 19:01
Lit.
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Written by Guest on 27.05.2013 at 09:59

Omnium gatherum are pretty unique and the latest two albums are stunning!

They're the textbook example of average melodeath.
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27.05.2013 - 20:46
Valaskjalf
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Just mediocre...one of those obvious top 20 albums, but not because of quality but because of their massive following. Honestly I was a massive fan of melo death up until it just became boring and I grew out of it. Maybe other will grow out of it too and realize stuff like this isnt anything to drool over - just boring and predictable. Might have liked this when I was in high school.
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27.05.2013 - 22:26
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Guest on 27.05.2013 at 21:23

Ok, roger that. See you in 2016, Dark Tranquillity.

Apparently those who can be considered main songwriters in DT are going through a some kind of writer's block, according to a Finnish journalist. I can definitely hear it on this one, even when Brändström's work is more prominent.
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28.05.2013 - 00:49
Rating: 9
X-FrEaK

Amazing album! Only loses to Cult of Luna's Vertikal this year. There isnt one bad song, and there are a ton of songs to be added to the classics list!

Also, Stanne's clean vocals are always a wonder to hear!
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28.05.2013 - 06:30
Rating: 8
460498333

Beautiful
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28.05.2013 - 12:42
Rating: 8
s_t_s

Written by Guest on 27.05.2013 at 13:21

Written by s_t_s on 27.05.2013 at 11:06

I love DT but I wouldn't call their music melodeath. It's not aggressive enough to be labelled any death kind of music.

99% of melodeath has nothing to do with death metal, even when it is aggressive. Usually it's just sped up Iron Maiden with harsher vocals. That being said, the bands are still called melodeath because that's what the style is called.


To be honest, I've stopped trying to put labels on bands for long time, it's useless and too complex these days All i'm saying here is that this album is growing on me and I like it as much as I like all other DT albums from the Projector era (meaning I'm not fond of their brutal times tho I listen to brutal music as wel
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28.05.2013 - 20:16
Rating: 5
Lustful Maid

What a disappointing album !
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28.05.2013 - 20:25
Rating: 5
Lustful Maid

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.
If you like movie soundtrack then go for Cult of Luna, they're too experimental for the time being.
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28.05.2013 - 22:48
Rating: 9
Risto
Wandering Midget
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
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29.05.2013 - 00:02
quisableed
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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.
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29.05.2013 - 09:00
Rating: 5
Lustful Maid

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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

War is due to differences in logic.
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29.05.2013 - 11:38
Rating: 10
HaaskAksaaH

Construct is yet another ace in their career ... especially the A-side of the cassette is a truly Gothenburgish art \m/ ...

Thanks and kneel to Niclas Sundin, Anders Jivarp and whole praiseworthy DT and here is my \m/ ...
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29.05.2013 - 13:41
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeemer

Respect to them!! Proves that melodeath is not yet dead! Quality album!
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29.05.2013 - 21:48
Rating: 8
Júlio

Masterpiece
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30.05.2013 - 00:41
Lit.
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8.4 after 100 votes.
Seriously? It's probably a high 6 at most.
Fanboys.
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30.05.2013 - 00:48
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 30.05.2013 at 00:41

8.4 after 100 votes.
Seriously? It's probably a high 6 at most.
Fanboys.

It's a melodeathenburg album. Pretty much to be expected.
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30.05.2013 - 09:19
Rating: 8
Monolithic
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It's pretty good for a "melodeathenburg" album. (nice one, !.J.O.E.E.!) It just doesn't feel fresh when you are getting deeper into the depths of music and you leave the whole "primitive Thrash/Death/Black" period behind a little.
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