Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.
I’m all pro-change and moving forward in a different direction, but when a band manages to keep doing the same and still sound awesome, said band gets kudos from me. So congrats, DARK TRANQUILLITY, you’ve just earned a ton of them.
“Atoma” is their 11th album and still features all the traits that Swedish melodeath fans love. So if the title-track and “Our Proof Of Life” both bear some upbeat melodies and can still sound pretty somber, you’ll face straightforward ominous and obscure vibes in songs like “Forward Momentum” or “A Force Of Hand” – “Merciless Fate” even borders the goth metal zone.
Or those fast outbursts in “The Pitiless” and “When The World Screams” and then the catchy choruses in “Clearing Skies” and “Neutrality”. And the epic grand finale in the form of “Caves And Embers”.
It’s such a rich combination of vocals, guitars (bass included) and keyboards – so DARK TRANQUILLITY – that the outcome could only be 5/5. In fact, those are the key-words here: DARK TRANQUILLITY style. ‘Nuff said.
Label: Century Media
Producer: Martin Brändström
- Forward Momentum
- Force Of Hand
- Faithless By Default
- The Pitiless
- Our Proof Of Life
- Clearing Skies
- When The World Screams
- Merciless Fate
- Caves And Embers
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