Dark Tranquillity drop second single

2020-10-16 by Fernando Alves CONTRIBUTOR | 51 Comments
Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity are now streaming 'Identical To None', the second single from their upcoming album Moment, out November 20th via Century Media Records. Recorded at Nacksving Studios and Rogue Music by Martin Brändström and then mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

'Identical To None' can be streamed below.



Moment tracklist:

1. Phantom Days
2. Transient
3. Identical to None
4. The Dark Unbroken
5. Remain in the Unknown
6. Standstill
7. Ego Deception
8. A Drawn Out Exit
9. Eyes of the World
10. Failstate
11. Empires Lost to Time
12. In Truth Divided

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Flugmorph
October 16th 2020
23288 Comments


this is an absolute banger, album shaping up to becoming another great one.
feels kinda oldschool, love it!

Kusangii
October 16th 2020
2951 Comments


Decent but they can do better tbh : /

Pikazilla
October 16th 2020
12828 Comments


Yeah, liked the first single a lot more. This was pretty underwhelming

combustion07
October 16th 2020
7031 Comments


Really like that artwork a ton. Haven't checked out anything by this band since the one with Focus Shift on it. Will probably give it a listen. Not big on melodic death metal anymore but this sounds decent

InFlamesWeThrash666
October 16th 2020
9853 Comments


Riff at 2:13 sounds like some good ol melodeath

Wish they did more with it

Digging: Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengaest

Toondude10
October 16th 2020
14295 Comments


album is shaping up to be great, can't wait to fully jam it

Panzerchrist
October 16th 2020
510 Comments


I feel like the vocals are just...not mixed right here. Maybe that's the performance though? They sound like whispers. It's fucking strange

Space Jester
October 16th 2020
9034 Comments


Well this was sadly boring

Sabrutin
October 16th 2020
7075 Comments


Really enjoyed the melodic undertone throughout, better than the first single for me but I enjoyed both anyway. Could really be a finely compact record

vermillionZ
October 16th 2020
343 Comments


Love it, never paid much attention to these guys but I'll definitely make sure to give the album a proper listen.

Digging: Honorary Astronaut - EP001

Crysis
Emeritus
October 16th 2020
17492 Comments


Only listened on shit headphones at work but initial impressions are that this track is kind of mediocre.

Crysis
Emeritus
October 16th 2020
17492 Comments


Verse/Chorus/Verse/Chorus/Bridge/Chorus

Yawn. Especially when the only actual good part is the bridge.

alamo
October 16th 2020
3329 Comments


i will listen and be back with my opinion

Digging: Lidio Mateus - Determination

alamo
October 16th 2020
3329 Comments


i really like this. i like the lyrics, the way the track ends is great and makes it super replayable. digging this brighter DT sound

DungeonBoy
October 16th 2020
7968 Comments


"Verse/Chorus/Verse/Chorus/Bridge/Chorus Yawn."

lol, the key change on the last chorus didn't mix it up enough for you? I personally don't mind a simple song structure for DT, I don't really look to modern DT for that prog listening experience. I thought this track was prettty solid, same with the first one they released, and I'm very much looking forward to hearing this in full.

alamo
October 16th 2020
3329 Comments


also was not expecting to be more excited about a DT single than a lana del rey coming out in the same day in 2020

i think last chorus key changes in metal are way too overdone at this point tbh, but it really works here bc of the way the song builds to it

DarkNoctus
October 16th 2020
11224 Comments


i feel this'll fit better on the album than a standalone

Digging: Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengaest

Flugmorph
October 16th 2020
23288 Comments


criticising a song on the basis of it's simple structure alone is kinda weirdfam.

Kole
October 16th 2020
327 Comments


I find it super bizarre that people have a problem with DT being DT.. This isn't supposed to push any boundaries. This is what they do best. Simple and straight to the point melodeath. Its great for what it is.

Flugmorph
October 16th 2020
23288 Comments


Yeah its their bread and butter. They haven't done uncommon song structures consistently since the 90s.

metalphil
October 16th 2020
146 Comments


Nothing groundbreaking but decent enough.

Space Jester
October 16th 2020
9034 Comments


“Yeah its their bread and butter. They haven't done uncommon song structures consistently since the 90s.”

You’re right but they often kept it interesting bu employing dynamic rhythm changes or shifting time signatures through the song (especially in the early 2000s), last album was entirely in 4/4 and the album just cruised. Even though there are good songs it just feels really bare bones, maybe not everyone cares about the stuff I mentioned but they could really benefit from mixing it up a bit. Here’s hoping 🤞

Crysis
Emeritus
October 16th 2020
17492 Comments


"criticising a song on the basis of it's simple structure alone is kinda weirdfam"

ok i'll put it another way: without the bridge this song would be borderline bad and at best an amalgamation of the qualities of all of the 3/5 filler tracks on their post-fiction records. the chorus is boring, the riffs are weak in the verses, the hook is ok but doesn't carry the song well enough, the vocals aren't stanne's best in terms of emotion or sincerity. the key change in the final chorus is subjective but i personally don't care for it on this track. at least give me a weird time signature or something interesting. all of these facts together make you distinctly aware of how formulaic the structure is and highlights it in a negative way.

im the most unabashed DT fan on this site but im just getting a bit weary of what they've been doing the last 10 years. they don't need to tear it down and rebuild but give me SOMETHING to re-ignite my passion for what this band is putting out. im tired of giving their records a 3.5 and saying "solid DT yeah bois keep it going". i am hoping chris and johan breathe life into them but based on the two tracks that have been released that's kind of only a half-truth. phantom days was better than this track. this one is shallow as a puddle.

Kusangii
October 16th 2020
2951 Comments


Agreed hard dude

bloc
October 17th 2020
63601 Comments


The art and font look like they're from some indie action RPG on Steam

Digging: Phoxjaw - Royal Swan

Flugmorph
October 17th 2020
23288 Comments


fair

alamo
October 17th 2020
3329 Comments


i think the bar for melodeath as a whole has been pretty low for years tbh

not counting stuff like tech death or proggy stuff like horrendous i havent been impressed by a melodeath album since nightbringers in 2017

Kusangii
October 17th 2020
2951 Comments


Listening to Phantom Days and wow that song is A LOT better

DarkNoctus
October 17th 2020
11224 Comments


"criticising a song on the basis of it's simple structure alone is kinda weirdfam"

yeah perhaps in a vacuum but when you consider that DT rely solely on this formula and have done for about 20 years you can understand being a bit tired of it.



Flugmorph
October 17th 2020
23288 Comments


Now that I listened to both so far released singles again I have to agree that Phantom Days is slightly better, as it should be, its the opener.
And I can see the critique about this feeling kinda formulaic, its still a pretty nice jam though, love the bridge part.

InFlamesWeThrash666
October 17th 2020
9853 Comments


Agreed with everything you said bird

Eakflanderyof
October 17th 2020
2937 Comments


This band needs a change

InFlamesWeThrash666
October 17th 2020
9853 Comments


They need to bring back the tremz

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
October 17th 2020
4379 Comments


Sans Mikael Stanne's vox, this sounds like it could've been written and performed by literally any other melodeath band.

benkim
October 17th 2020
4021 Comments


"im the most unabashed DT fan on this site"

Errr quite a bold claim this.

DarkNoctus
October 17th 2020
11224 Comments


nah he's right

he's to dt what hawks is to cof

Crysis
Emeritus
October 17th 2020
17492 Comments


i have two DT tattoos if that helps with the cred

Kusangii
October 17th 2020
2951 Comments


Well at least you're not an IF fan

Eakflanderyof
October 17th 2020
2937 Comments


Old IF dumps on anything DT has done though

DarkNoctus
October 17th 2020
11224 Comments


i mean the jester race is a 5 but DT have some superb records under their belt and more consistency so

Eakflanderyof
October 17th 2020
2937 Comments


I like DT but if I had to pick I'd absolutely take TJR through Clayman over any DT

Pikazilla
October 17th 2020
12828 Comments


I'd take the gallery and skydancer over every other melodeath album in existence

Eakflanderyof
October 17th 2020
2937 Comments


I never understood the hype for the gallery. I'm more into character through damage done era

Pikazilla
October 17th 2020
12828 Comments


Character and Damage Done are fucking amazing, don't get me wrong. It's just those two are something special. The guitar leads are insane. And Fiction onwards they've been releasing great albums but nothing that deserves to be next to their best.

Eakflanderyof
October 17th 2020
2937 Comments


I dont really dislike the gallery. It has some cool riffs, but I guess I like how their sound matured later on

BigPleb
October 17th 2020
61482 Comments


Decent track, Phantom Days is better though.

Mabbitt
October 18th 2020
1780 Comments


I feel the same way about this as I do the other single - was awesome while listening to it, but I don't remember a thing about it.

Digging: Saosin - Along the Shadow

mifzal
October 18th 2020
3369 Comments


Not the best

ShadowNeko
October 18th 2020
253 Comments


Very good songwriting. Guitar work rules.

valek
October 20th 2020
116 Comments


More of the same, is kinda weak but hey, its DT, nothing has changed to much in the last 10 years or so. I like the band but man they are somehow stuck with the same sound, I don't want straight out prog from them, ofc but at least something different, some little spark here and there. Phantom days was better for sure.

GoodNeighbour
October 21st 2020
26 Comments


They have Chris AND Johan in the band now, two amazing guitarists that can write riffs and great solo's. Listen to II=I or Chimera by Andromeda, or any of the first few Arch Enemy albums.

...where the fuck is the interesting guitar work? This was a dream team to me and I was really excited that we would all get a fantastic guitar driven album. But going by the two singles you can barely tell there's been a lineup change. Average DT song is average.



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