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Release date: 24 February 2010
Style: Gothenburg metal

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Disc I [CD]
01. Shadow In Our Blood
02. Dream Oblivion
03. The Fatalist
04. In My Absence
05. The Grandest Accusation
06. At The Point Of Ignition
07. Her Silent Language
08. Arkhangelsk
09. I Am The Void
10. Surface The Infinite
11. Iridium

tour edition bonus tracks:

12. Zero Distance
13. Star Of Nothingness [Japanese edition bonus] [limited edition bonus]
14. To Where Fires Cannot Feed [limited edition bonus]
15. Out Of Gravity [Japanese edition bonus]
16. The Bow And The Arrow [digital bonus]

Disc II [DVD bonus] Inside The Void
+ Studio Report 2009 - The Making Of The Void
+ Making Of Shadow In Our Blood Video
+ Where Death Is Most Alive DVD Trailer
+ ThereIn [Live in Milan]
+ Final Resistance [Live in Milan]
+ Shadow In Our Blood Video
+ Dream Oblivion [Live With Full Force 2010]
+ The Fatalist [Live London 2010]
+ The Grandest Accusation [Video Backdrop]
+ Iridium [Live Summerbreeze 2010]
+ Iridium Video
+ Zero Distance Video

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (16)


Additional info
Recorded and mixed August - November 2009.
Drums and bass recorded at Gothenburg Rock Studios. Engineered by Hasse Kosonen, Daniel Antonsson and Tue Madsen.
Guitars, vocals and keyboards recorded at Rogue Music. Engineered by Martin Brändström, Tue Madsen and Isak Edh.
Mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm.

Release dates:
24 Feb: Sweden
26 Feb: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy, Australia
01 Mar: U.K., France, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of Europe
02 Mar: Spain, Portugal
03 Mar: Finland, Hungary
09 Mar: North America

Guest review by
!J.O.O.E.!

Rating:
6.5
It's always a sad sight to witness an institution tumble down hill, none more so than Dark Tranquillity, a band I once considered virtually infallible. Their prior album, Fiction, despite having some moments of greatness, certainly showed signs of greying around the gills, especially after their impeccably polished and resolute performance on Character; a performance which many would agree rivalled The Gallery in its impact: a true affirmation of their ever (if slowly) evolving skill, which is why from We Are The Void emanates the unmistakable whiff of disappointment.

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published 20.06.2010 | Comments (24)

Guest review by
Windrider

Rating:
8.8
Dark Tranquillity have just won the MS Awards in the category they have been nominated in and I think there are some people that still are in need of reasons for that. Let me give you a few hints. At first everyone should admit that the band have changed their style a lot since the infamous The Gallery. Once the music was fast, melodic and with insane melodies, but this era is definitely over. We Are The Void marks the next step into the direction of a more dark and heavy sound. Many dislike this and they have good reasons to do so, since one can miss the old days really hard. But metal changes, and so do the bands.

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published 17.03.2011 | Comments (28)

Staff pick by
Darkside Momo

05.03.2010 One of the three originators of the Gothenburg metal scene, Dark Tranquillity are still pretty much alive and kicking.
While they somehow stay true to the same formula since Damage Done (2002), We Are The Void is a bit more original than Fiction (2007). Darker, somehow more "black metal", with a different approach on the keys, it's no doubt DT... with a twist.

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BloodTears - 18.03.2010 at 23:35  
Rating: 9 Regardless of what Marcel thinks (;)), I think Dark Tranquillity continue to re-invent themselves, which is quite surprising and must be very hard if you have released tons of albums like they have. That's what so commendable about DT. I have been listening to the album all week and so far and "In my Absence" and "Iridium" are my favourite songs. The keyboards in this album are exceedingly good and different somehow. A highlight for me also is both Stanne's vocals and lyrics. I don't really know how to be technical about this, but his growl (some ppl say he doesn't growl, he screams, whatever) has a wider range and goes to different places and the result is something very beautiful.

And I really like the bonus tracks as well, I pretty much think they should have been included in the album but I guess they wanted to end up with "Iridium" in a high.
treptolemus - 24.03.2010 at 16:39  
Rating: 7 Finally got it! Just a good album that will give some more lifespan to the band. I don't like the artwork much and the less tracks (bonus tracks popped like mushrums in this recording).

The Fatalist, Her Silent Language, Surface the infinite caught my attention since the first time i listened the songs at their myspace.

7/10 what i feel now.. that's it!
Valaskjalf - 29.03.2010 at 04:50  
Rating: 8 Good album, enjoy the dis-harmonics they sprinkle in now and then making the album sound a little darker.
SexyCat_1113 - 31.03.2010 at 07:29  
Rating: 8 The artwork isn't made by Sundin......
munson - 09.04.2010 at 06:56  
Rating: 8 This album is a bit of a letdown for me. Still a pretty good album, but not up to DT standards in my ears. Sort of sounds like a shell of DT's former self. Going to give it a few more listens, hopefully it'll get better with each.
Joey Filth - 11.04.2010 at 19:09  
Rating: 7 Some songs surprised me. All in all, a pretty good album. The keyboard harmony sprinkles and the overall darker tone are a nice touch. Artwork's kinda stupid though, very uninspiring, unlike the artwork for many previous DT offerings. Iridium, personally for me, was a bit of a letdown though. Could have been a better ending.
Paradox0 - 23.04.2010 at 20:23  
Rating: 7 A bit better than their past two albums, but just may be due to them trying to step away from their sound from Damage Done. Really the only thing going for this album though are the keyboards (kind of reminds me of Eternal Tears of Sorrow for some reason. The guitar work is hooky but kind of uninspiring if you ask me, and the vocals just seems strained and unvaried and kind of shallow. Overall a listenable and in the least bit enjoyable album.
Dark Blood - 04.05.2010 at 22:28  
Rating: 8 At the first listens I was a little sceptical, and I didn't enjoyed it as much as Fiction. But I gave it a second chance and after a numerous plays, it started to grow on me. I think its a raw album compared to Fiction; somewhat heavier, but has a lot of great keyboard atmosphere and melodies. I'm enjoying it a lot.
HardSide - 13.05.2010 at 03:28  
Rating: 6
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.03.2010 at 22:43

Bought it and listened to it a gazillion times. And to be honest this is Dark Tranquillity's worst album by far.

a 6 at most just for the effort.



Finally got to listen to this fully, agree with Marcel, the album lacks any sort of substance that made Dark Tranquillity into Dark Tranquillity.
Vonpire - 10.10.2010 at 19:55  
Rating: 9 You people are nuts! This is amazing album. Repetition?? Lack of originality? What a crappy argument...
CrippledReverend - 28.12.2010 at 17:11  
Rating: 9 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 8
Atmosphere: 7
Melody: 9
Originality: 8
Production: 9
CD Covers: 7

Best Songs:
03. The Fatalist
05. The Grandest Accusation
07. Her Silent Language
13. To Where Fires Cannot Feed [bonus]

Interesting Comments:
BloodTears
Paradox0
RobHalford - 29.12.2010 at 08:29  
Rating: 2 This is the worst album I've listened to this year. Beyond terrible.
vezzy - 28.01.2011 at 17:03  
  I'm probably not the first to say this, but...

Has anyone else noticed how the cover art looks a lot like Goatse?
QibingZero - 07.02.2011 at 20:06  
Rating: 9 I've been listening to this again quite a bit, and it's a lot better than I initially gave it credit.

The only real complaint for me is that some of the song structures are a bit recycled, but Stanne is still absolutely amazing and at times seems better than ever. Songs like Arkhangelsk and Iridium break the usual mold, and despite the usual abundance of keyboards this has to be their heaviest work since Damage Done (which is obviously a good thing).
elseif - 13.02.2011 at 02:24  
Rating: 7 I don't think they can beat "Damage Done", but it's still a very good album.
Deadmeat - 13.02.2011 at 10:44  
Rating: 8 I see many people here saying that fiction is their worst etc. ok it may be not their most original but i think it has great awesome songwriting and great atmosphere and that it is by far greater than this one. i love DT but "We Are The Void" disappointed me. i hope for a better follower...
errorcode99 - 05.06.2011 at 03:17  
Rating: 9 The first album that introduced me to melodic death metal! the atmosphere of the whole album is so dark, its great. now i also have damage donem but all the songs are kind of similar... and its not heavy enough....
Troy Killjoy - 05.06.2011 at 03:25  
 
Written by errorcode99 on 05.06.2011 at 03:17

The first album that introduced me to melodic death metal!

Check The Gallery if you haven't already. It's widely regarded as one of the best melodic death metal albums of all time.
Deadmeat - 05.06.2011 at 11:05  
Rating: 8
Written by errorcode99 on 05.06.2011 at 03:17

The first album that introduced me to melodic death metal! the atmosphere of the whole album is so dark, its great. now i also have damage donem but all the songs are kind of similar... and its not heavy enough....

i'd say you'd bettel check out Fiction or Character. awesome albums and closer to the sound of We Are The Void. i'd first listen to Fiction if i were you. The Gallery is awesome too but it's sound isn't probably close to the sound that made you love this style...
bluegreengod - 24.08.2011 at 00:19  
  Haha somebody gave this album a 2! IMO it's worth a score in the low 8's. The songs themselves are fantastic, but where this one is lacking is in the bass. To me the bass lines are what really made Fiction something special and stand out above the rest of DT's releases. I think Antonsson is a good musician, nothing against him, but I also didn't care for his guitar work on Sworn To a Great Divide. I'd love to see him stick with Dimension 0 and Niklasson come back to DT.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.08.2011 at 03:43  
Rating: 6 A 2 is far too low, but an 8 would make the majority of their prior albums a 13 or something. As Troy said The Gallery is where it's at, and on this scale it's at least a 24 out of 10.
Wes - 24.09.2011 at 04:09  
Rating: 10 Their best album.
s_t_s - 26.10.2011 at 16:13  
Rating: 9 Don't see what you could say against this album : I've been following DT ever since Projector and I know very few bands that manage to evolve and keep a true spirit like them ! This album is another proof of the band skill to evolve and bring us great songslike The Fatalist, Her silent language or Iridium !

I wish other bands like In Flames had been able to evolve the same way instead of going down at every new release
Slyfang - 10.11.2011 at 21:24  
Rating: 5 This album would have made sense BEFORE Damage Done. they really dropped their standards on this one
metaleaterr - 02.01.2012 at 13:04  
Rating: 9 Great album! Favorite tracks-Her Silent Language, Shadow in our blood, The Grandest Accusation, The Fatalist, Iridium. The Tour Edition bonus tracks Zero Distance and Out of Gravity also kick ass! Some brilliant artwork by Niklas Sundin too in the videos Zero Distance and Iridium. Esp. Zero Distance video is awesome! Singer/Lyricist Mikael Stanne has once again proved that they are one of the major forces of Gothenburg/melodic death metal all in terms of songwriting, execution, production, and heavyness!!!! Hail Dark Tranquillity!
Xytraguptor - 14.04.2012 at 20:18  
Rating: 6 Imo nothing can top the catchiness and heaviness of Fiction. And this here is not memorable at all. Disappointed.
s_t_s - 05.08.2012 at 13:03  
Rating: 9 I love the album so I bought the DVD edition but only to find out that the DVD part only features 7 videos, no report at all There's another edition with the same cover as the album but this time the extra DVD features all reports but no videos at all Is it an exclusive European fuck up or what
Atrus - 22.01.2013 at 13:53  
Rating: 8 Erase At The Point Of Ignition (one of the worst DT songs ever) and Arkhangelsk and is an Awesome album.
JÄY - 23.01.2013 at 07:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Atrus on 22.01.2013 at 13:53

Erase At The Point Of Ignition (one of the worst DT songs ever) and Arkhangelsk and is an Awesome album.

That's exactly what I did, too
Loendt - 09.05.2013 at 21:11  
Rating: 7 Worst album of dt, so far...
But is a good album. That's all.
Opethian - 31.05.2013 at 06:03  
Rating: 9 Listening to it with a different approach and im having a whole new experience with it. I want to say that it is a solid release, but at the same time a Strong release. I cant wait to get my hands on their new album 'Construct'! High hopes indeed

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