Tag: Dark Tranquillity

The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost Review

Metal sees so many reformations and regroupings that genuine surprise is rare. Yet when it was announced that Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, Niclas Engelin, and Daniel Svensson had formed a band together my

Best Of 2020 – Our Album Art Favorites

Heavy metal is, first and foremost, sound. Such is the truth for all music, but it’s also so much more. For example, with each style comes, well, style. Michigan’s Fab 5 was inextricably linked to

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 21st – July 27th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 2nd – September 8th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Dark Tranquillity – Atoma Review

To the attentive ear, it’s clear that Swedish melodeath masters Dark Tranquillity have been out of ideas for over a decade. After peaking with Damage Done, the band largely delivered a (wicked) clone in Character

Dark Tranquillity – Construct Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Dark Tranquillity are melodeath legends and juggernauts of the original Gothenburg scene, but they’d grown weak and predictable after consuming too much of their own watered-down formula. Damage Done, Character,

90s Essentials – Volume Two

Jumping right back in, folks: Here we have Volume 2 of MetalReview’s Most Essential Albums Of The 1990s. (Click here for Vol. 1) With some bitchin’ buzzsaw action, a thrash classic, a nice reminder that

Laethora – The Light In Which We All Burn Review

originally written by Jim Brandon With all the gentle grace of Heaven Shall Burn making Hateplow its jailhouse bitch, Gothenburg’s Laethora loudly reappears with The Light In Which We All Burn, a blunt and often