Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done

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Release date: 20 August 2002
Style: Gothenburg metal


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01. Final Resistance
02. Hours Passed In Exile
03. Monochromatic Stains
04. Single Part Of Two
05. The Treason Wall
06. Format C: For Cortex
07. Damage Done
08. Cathode Ray Sunshine
09. The Enemy
10. I, Deception
11. White Noise / Black Silence
12. Ex Nihilo
13. The Poison Well [Japanese bonus]
14. Static [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2002: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 114

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

Additional info
Recorded at Studio Fredman during February and March 2002.
Produced by D.T. and Fredrik Nordström.
Engineered by Fredrik Nordström and Patrik J. Sten.
Mastered by Göran Finnberg at The Mastering Room.

Music and arrangements by D.T. 2000-2002.
Lyrics by Mikael Stanne
Art Direction & Design by Niklas Sundin for Cabin Fever Media (www.cabinfevermedia.com).
"Monochromatic Stains" video created by Achilleas Gatsopoulos (www.hypnagogia.com).

© 2002 Century Media Records / © 2002 Magic Arts Publishing
Group band photo by Volker Beushausen.
Live photo credits: Bernadette Stiller, Bertrand Corbi, Kerstin Rössler, Andreas Mäkitalo & Rikard Ökvist.

Re-released on July 24, 2009 completly remastered with all of the above bonus
tracks. This version also includes the bonus song "Static" (04:40) and a live
recording of "The Treason Wall" as bonus.

[2009 reissue bonus]
15. Static
16. The Poison Well
17. The Treason Wall [live]
+ Monochromatic Stains [video]

Guest review by
Sweden's Dark Tranquillity may have been a half step behind some of the other leaders in the Gothenburg melodic death metal movement (In Flames and The Crown come to mind), but with "Damage Done", Dark Tranquillity are going not only going to get the praise they deserve, but be a hard act to follow in the process.

published 11.09.2003 | Comments (17)

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Ladies and gentlemen, Dark Tranquillity is proud to introduce their latest bombshell and you better give it a listen! In the typical current trend to make the now famous Gothenburg sound progress, "Damage Done" is the cornerstone of the arising splendid edifice. The band of Niklas Sundin and Mikael Stanne is still on top of everybody else in terms of creating headbanging riffs and memorable anthems and this album is an endowment to every metal freak on Earth.

published 11.08.2004 | Comments (3)

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01.03.2015 - 15:13
Rating: 10

Beautiful album,I love it so much.
23.04.2015 - 22:12
Rating: 10
Stamp Tramp
First album I ever heard from them. Blew my mind. Still my favorite, but almost everything these guys touch turns to gold.
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Listen to the Trench Talk podcast.
30.07.2016 - 20:48
Rating: 9
Danny Thomas

I feel this is their second best behind character.
Our children are dead. Burnt in the ruins that were left by war.
11.01.2017 - 20:22
Rating: 10
Man, this album is just too fucking good. Everytime I look at the tracklist i'm amazed at just how many incredible songs are on it. Most albums theres 2 or 3, maybe 4 incredible songs if its a really good album...... but Damage Done? At least 7. Monochromatic Stains, Single Part of Two, Final Resistance, Treason Wall, Damage Done, Cathode Ray Sunshine and, in my opinion, The Poison Well. You can easily make an argument for more than 7 as well. I've been listening to this album for YEARS and I don't get sick of hearing any of it
18.01.2018 - 00:46
Rating: 9
Nick Carter

Fantastic piece of art. Probably their best work, and that is a lot.
24.01.2018 - 13:28
Rating: 10
Raven Of Death

Written by Danny Thomas on 30.07.2016 at 20:48

I feel this is their second best behind character.

I think the best is Projector the second is this
25.01.2018 - 18:29
Rating: 9
Danny Thomas

Written by Raven Of Death on 24.01.2018 at 13:28

Written by Danny Thomas on 30.07.2016 at 20:48

I feel this is their second best behind character.

I think the best is Projector the second is this

even though it's not my favorite, projector is so unique, i will always hold it in high regard.
Our children are dead. Burnt in the ruins that were left by war.
17.02.2018 - 01:59
Rating: 10

Only I, Deception and Static (amazing track from a remastered version) were not mentioned in the thread and they are awesome as well. When people list all songs from the album including bonuses as their favourite ones, you know it's a timeless masterpiece.
03.10.2019 - 17:27
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Tage Westerlund
Its not DM, not MDM, its weird on keyboard based sound where old roots somehow remainds how good band was in crimson winds.....even I like album, still its not often in play list
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
12.04.2021 - 00:39
Rating: 10

My favourite album by DT, and also my favourite album in Melodic death metal. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get into the Melodic death metal genre and don't know where to start, or fans of the genre who have unbelievably never listened to it.

I find it a highly addictive and exiting album, with endless amounts of melody. The vocals are harsh and aggressive but easy to listen to which makes the lyrics more understandable for new listeners of the genre.

I found every song on the album to be at least good, there is not one song I dislike.The ones I found stood out most were Monochromatic stains, Cathode ray sunshine, I, deception, Treason wall and Final Ressistance, with my favorite DT song being Hours passed in exile, because I love the build up to the main riff and the chorus, and it's such a motivating song.

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