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Having taken longer than most of Gothenburg, Sweden's death metal giants to reveal their greatness, Dark Tranquility have now arguably become that ever-popular subgenre's most...Read more
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Character by Dark Tranquillity (CD, Jan-2005, Century Media (USA))

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UPC:727701830322
Artist:Dark Tranquillity
Format:CD
Release Year:2005
Record Label:Century Media (USA)
Genre:Death Metal, Heavy Metal

Track Listing
1. The New Build
2. Through Smudged Lenses
3. Out of Nothing
4. The Endless Feed
5. Lost to Apathy
6. Mind Matters
7. One Thought
8. Dry Run
9. Am I 1?
10. Senses Tied
11. My Negation

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Playing Time:49 min.
Distributor:Caroline Distribution
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
SPAR Code:n/a

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Having taken longer than most of Gothenburg, Sweden's death metal giants to reveal their greatness, Dark Tranquility have now arguably become that ever-popular subgenre's most enduring torch-bearers -- the living embodiment of melodic death metal midway through the '00s. And, in keeping with that station, 2005's Character marks the third installment of what most agree has been the band's most consistent career-phase; one which finds them, like other genre standard-bearers before them (Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, anyone?), reveling in their mastery of a formula they know so well it inevitably begs the question: have they become too comfortable in their niche? Are they stagnating? Well, there's a distinct difference between beating a dead horse and riding it to victory every time, and Character sure feels like the latter, as song after memorable song storms by all limbs a-flailing and death-shrieks a-shrieking, their riffs and harmonies stacked as densely as only Dark Tranquility can stack them. If anything, this outing follows a slightly more straightforward and aggressive tact than its two acclaimed predecessors, using well-placed synthesizer breaks and melodies to heighten, not suffocate, the ferocious onslaught driving the nearly black metal barrage of "The New Build," the overpowering fury of "Lost to Apathy," and the brilliantly schizophrenic "Dry Run." In fact, only the rather electronics-heavy "The Endless Feed" and the especially emotive quasi-ballad "My Negation" ever manage to distract us from the dominant maelstroms raging here. Admittedly, there's probably no single perfect offering on Character on par with Haven's "Not Built to Last" or Damage Done's "Cathode Ray Sunshine," but there's also no real weak links to speak of, either -- perhaps the less-than-marvelous, "Mind Matters" and "Am I 1?" But, for all intents and purposes, what we have here is quite simply state-of-the-art melodic death metal. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

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Solid,Heavy & TIGHT !!

Created: 19/12/10
Can a band be consistently brilliant for over 15 yrs.....YES ! This album,"Character" Another Perfect piece,By one of the best METAL BANDS EVER. Another great album from the Gothenburg masters....Very creative.Each song a masterpiece in its own way. To give an idea of its contents,I Can say..it mixes both of what they have released, most from the "Minds I",up to "Damage Done" One BIG difference,They took a MUCH heavier approach during their song writing process,The songs are crushing..some moments reach Blast Beats,This is Damage Done,On steroids!!. I don`t want to discriminate against you,.. whose ears are still virgins to the Greatness that is Dark Tranquillity,by giving away comparisons all day,So let me give a brief description of what they sound like(on this album) CLASSIC Melodic Death/Gothenburg Metal,But also contains hints of other influences.The music that DT play has its own unique feel and can easily be distinguished from dozens of bands they play the same genre. The albums Strong opener, The New Build, waste no time getting right into it...Speedy riffs,followed by their trademark Guitar harmonies,thrashy verses,and catchy choruses.They stay consistent throughout the rest of the album,Overall every song has the power AND intensity to get YOUR HEAD BANGING!! Very tight album,Songs are somewhat technical(these guys Definitely know to, make sweet love to their instruments). Dark Tranquillity Take The Throne,As masters of Melodic Death Metal !!
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Awesome Cd, filled with excellent guitar music and killer rifs!! Dark Tranquility is a great band to listen to and they have alot of good songs.
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