Dark Tranquillity - Character


8.6 | 913 votes |
Release date: 19 January 2005
Style: Gothenburg metal

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Disc I
01. The New Build
02. Through Smudged Lenses
03. Out Of Nothing
04. The Endless Feed
05. Lost To Apathy
06. Mind Matters
07. One Thought
08. Dry Run
09. Am I 1?
10. Senses Tied
11. My Negation
12. Derivation TSB [Japanese bonus]
13. Endless Feed (Chaos Seed Remix) [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [digipack]
01. Damage Done [Live in Korea]
02. The Wonders At Your Feet [Live in Korea]
03. Final Resistance [Live in Korea]
04. The Treason Wall [Live in Korea]
+ Lost To Apathy [video]

Line-up
Mikael Stanne - vocals
Martin Brändström - keyboards
Martin Henriksson - guitars
Niklas Sundin - guitars
Anders Jivarp - drums
Michael Nicklasson - bass

Additional info
Label: Century Media Records; Catalog #: 77603-8

Recorded at Studio Fredman (drums), The Room (guitars, bass, vocals) and Rogue Music (electronics).
Mixed at Studio Fredman.
Produced by Dark Tranquillity.
Mastered by Peter in de Betou at Tailor maid.

Design matters: Cabin Fever Media.
LP version features different cover.

Staff review by
Deadsoulman
Rating:
9.0
It's already been three years since the last ravages of the Gothenburg gods. Meanwhile, they've released their first DVD Live Damage, a compilation for their fifteenth anniversary, Exposures and they've re-signed with Century Media. In other words, it's been a busy break. But it's also been a frustrating break, since Character was recorded and mixed more than one year ago. However, due to the time needed to choose a label, they've not been able to release it until now. Believe me now, the fans are going to be very pleased by the new album, just like I am.

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published 31.01.2005 | Comments (24)

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25.08.2010 - 23:15
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave
Its damn good.....still so nice n technical
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20.05.2012 - 22:20
Rating: 8
esw1026
I love this album more than damage done.. Of course, the best album in their career is the Gallery in my opinion.
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08.01.2013 - 16:01
Rating: 9
Atrus
Written by esw1026 on 20.05.2012 at 22:20

I love this album more than damage done.. Of course, the best album in their career is the Gallery in my opinion.


TOTAL AGREE
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08.01.2013 - 18:02
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Written by Atrus on 08.01.2013 at 16:01

Written by esw1026 on 20.05.2012 at 22:20

I love this album more than damage done.. Of course, the best album in their career is the Gallery in my opinion.


TOTAL AGREE

Indeed, Character and The Gallery are DT's crowning glories.
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08.01.2013 - 23:00
Rating: 10
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Guest on 08.01.2013 at 18:02


Indeed, Character and The Gallery are DT's crowning glories.

And they are so wonderfully different
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08.01.2013 - 23:32
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by JÄY on 08.01.2013 at 23:00

And they are so wonderfully different

Indeed they are. Totally different approaches and styles.
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22.03.2015 - 22:51
Rating: 9
musclassia
Senses Tied is a perfectly okay song, but a clear filler on an album filled with inspired song after inspired song. Choosing favourites from the rest is tough but Lost To Apathy and Am I 1? take some beating.
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22.03.2018 - 11:32
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
I don't understand why they don't play songs from this album live. This is to me by far their best album, one of the best metal albums of all time. It's the most aggressive, and the melodies are so dynamic and wonderful. Agreed, it is slightly different than the rest of their discography, which might be why?
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22.03.2018 - 17:43
Rating: 9
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Kuroboshi on 22.03.2018 at 11:32

I don't understand why they don't play songs from this album live. This is to me by far their best album, one of the best metal albums of all time. It's the most aggressive, and the melodies are so dynamic and wonderful. Agreed, it is slightly different than the rest of their discography, which might be why?


They played Lost To Apathy here. That's it though.
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I'm derp.
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22.03.2018 - 18:58
Darkside Momo
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Yeah, sadly Last To Apathy is the only one in recent times. For shame really. But I guess as Character is a bit more convoluted (read that "less catchy"), that's why to don't visit it that much...
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"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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23.03.2018 - 12:33
Rating: 10
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Darkside Momo on 22.03.2018 at 18:58

Yeah, sadly Last To Apathy is the only one in recent times. For shame really. But I guess as Character is a bit more convoluted (read that "less catchy"), that's why to don't visit it that much...


I remember a tour a few years ago when they played My Negation, The New Build and Lost To Apathy here. Good times. I also wished they played more stuff from that record but they also have such a huge discography that it must be hard...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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23.03.2018 - 13:19
Darkside Momo
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Written by BloodTears on 23.03.2018 at 12:33

Written by Darkside Momo on 22.03.2018 at 18:58

Yeah, sadly Last To Apathy is the only one in recent times. For shame really. But I guess as Character is a bit more convoluted (read that "less catchy"), that's why to don't visit it that much...


I remember a tour a few years ago when they played My Negation, The New Build and Lost To Apathy here. Good times. I also wished they played more stuff from that record but they also have such a huge discography that it must be hard...

yeah, sure it must be. We'll see this year, but f.e. last year they played nothing out of We Are The Void (not their best, I know, but "Shadow In Our Blood" or "Dream Oblivion" are great live...)
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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24.03.2018 - 17:37
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
Written by Darkside Momo on 23.03.2018 at 13:19

yeah, sure it must be. We'll see this year, but f.e. last year they played nothing out of We Are The Void (not their best, I know, but "Shadow In Our Blood" or "Dream Oblivion" are great live...)

As the first leg of the new tour, they did a great job, really fun show, but the set list was not really to my liking. The first half was great, the second not so.

They didn't play anything from We are the Void, Character or Gallery. It was six (!) from Fiction, and five from Atoma, rest were mostly their absolute hits. :/
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24.03.2018 - 17:59
Darkside Momo
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Written by Kuroboshi on 24.03.2018 at 17:37

Written by Darkside Momo on 23.03.2018 at 13:19

yeah, sure it must be. We'll see this year, but f.e. last year they played nothing out of We Are The Void (not their best, I know, but "Shadow In Our Blood" or "Dream Oblivion" are great live...)

As the first leg of the new tour, they did a great job, really fun show, but the set list was not really to my liking. The first half was great, the second not so.

They didn't play anything from We are the Void, Character or Gallery. It was six (!) from Fiction, and five from Atoma, rest were mostly their absolute hits. :/

Yeah, saw that on setlist.fm ; personally I'm glad that Icipher and Inside The Particle Storm came back in the setlist
Just to be sure: Niklas Sundin wasn't onstage, right?
----

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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24.03.2018 - 18:56
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
Written by Darkside Momo on 24.03.2018 at 17:59

Yeah, saw that on setlist.fm ; personally I'm glad that Icipher and Inside The Particle Storm came back in the setlist
Just to be sure: Niklas Sundin wasn't onstage, right?

Inside the Particle Storm was the best song all night!
Nope, he wasn't. I think he said both guitarists were kind of new.
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24.03.2018 - 19:27
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Kuroboshi on 24.03.2018 at 18:56

Written by Darkside Momo on 24.03.2018 at 17:59

Yeah, saw that on setlist.fm ; personally I'm glad that Icipher and Inside The Particle Storm came back in the setlist
Just to be sure: Niklas Sundin wasn't onstage, right?

Inside the Particle Storm was the best song all night!
Nope, he wasn't. I think he said both guitarists were kind of new.

So no Chris Amott either?
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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25.03.2018 - 14:04
Rating: 10
Kuroboshi
Written by Darkside Momo on 24.03.2018 at 19:27

So no Chris Amott either?

Correction, he was there. But he's new isn't he.
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25.03.2018 - 21:47
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Kuroboshi on 25.03.2018 at 14:04

Written by Darkside Momo on 24.03.2018 at 19:27

So no Chris Amott either?

Correction, he was there. But he's new isn't he.

he was already replacing Sundin last year But he's still not a member afaik
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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