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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: 98

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (14)


Line-up
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
Justin

Rating:
9.0
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.

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published 11.09.2003 | Comments (16)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
9.0
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.

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published 11.08.2004 | Comments (3)

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erykk - 21.04.2011 at 11:38  
Rating: 10 Music: 10
Vocals: 10
Lyrics: 9
Melody: 10
Production: 10
Originality: 9
CD Cover: 9

My top 5:
1. Monochromatic Stains
2. Hours Passed In Exile
3. Final Resistance
4. Format C: For Cortex
5. Ex Nihilo

Great album, pure melodic death metal
Troy Killjoy - 22.04.2011 at 06:15  
Rating: 8
Written by erykk on 21.04.2011 at 11:38

My top 5:
1. Monochromatic Stains
2. Hours Passed In Exile
3. Final Resistance
4. Format C: For Cortex
5. Ex Nihilo

You don't have The Treason Wall in your top 5? That song's a classic!
Array - 22.04.2011 at 23:42  
Rating: 9 Mine might be:

1) The Enemy
2) Damage Done
3) Hours Passed In Exile
4) Cathode Ray Sunshine
5) Final Resistance

Though I haven't played this at all within a couple years.
Abattoir - 23.04.2011 at 15:30  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.04.2011 at 06:15

Written by erykk on 21.04.2011 at 11:38

My top 5:
1. Monochromatic Stains
2. Hours Passed In Exile
3. Final Resistance
4. Format C: For Cortex
5. Ex Nihilo

You don't have The Treason Wall in your top 5? That song's a classic!

Exactly...also an amazing live song.
Troy Killjoy - 23.04.2011 at 15:37  
Rating: 8
Written by Abattoir on 23.04.2011 at 15:30

Exactly...also an amazing live song.

Ya I have the CD with the live bonus track, and hearing the fans hum along to the main keyboard riff is awesome.
Deadmeat - 23.04.2011 at 20:48  
Rating: 10 Shame on you bitches!!!! shame on you! the best songs are by far "SINGLE PART OF TWO" and "WHITE NOISE/BLACK SILENCE"!!!!!! shame on you all!
MetalButt - 03.12.2011 at 06:45  
Rating: 10 Guys all songs r equally awesome!!ths album wil b der in my top 5 evn wen i die!
serega25 - 23.01.2012 at 21:12  
Rating: 10 Awesome and beautifull melodeath album! I love the DT!!!:banger2:
BloodTears - 23.01.2012 at 21:56  
Rating: 10 This is the place to start with gothenburg. Awesome example of the qualities of the genre.
Bad English - 24.01.2012 at 13:39  
 
Written by BloodTears on 23.01.2012 at 21:56

This is the place to start with gothenburg. Awesome example of the qualities of the genre.


Hata Hata Hata Göteborg

BTW that chick who kicked to IFK logo time : 2;14 was kid a cute
Alex Fenger - 06.02.2012 at 20:18  
Rating: 9 Such an amazing album, their best by far. Everything about this album is great or perfect. Simply a masterpiece
Ace Frawley - 20.07.2012 at 14:12  
Rating: 7 Agree this is a good album. I prefer the tracks where the keyboards aren't prominent. For me, they tarnish what could have been a truly great album. Very enjoyable nonetheless.
nocty - 01.09.2012 at 06:12  
  Pure masterpiece
nocty - 01.09.2012 at 06:13  
  Ace the keyboards are what make this album great,not to undermine other musicians but u just did the keyboard player...tc tc
Ace Frawley - 01.09.2012 at 09:19  
Rating: 7
Written by nocty on 01.09.2012 at 06:13

Ace the keyboards are what make this album great,not to undermine other musicians but u just did the keyboard player...tc tc


hehe, it wasn't personal against the musician, just his instrument.
Erik M. - 29.11.2012 at 17:16  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex Fenger on 06.02.2012 at 20:18

Such an amazing album, their best BY FAR. Everything about this album is great or perfect. Simply a masterpiece


Yeah, I agree. I've been listening to it a lot lately and it's definitely their best. I haven't listened to everything though, only Fiction, The Gallery, The Mind's I (their worst by far) and Character (my previous favourite of the band).

That being said, this is one of the few albums of which I cannot pick one or more favourite tracks; I like them all pretty much equally.
Alex Fenger - 29.11.2012 at 17:22  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 29.11.2012 at 17:16

Written by Alex Fenger on 06.02.2012 at 20:18

Such an amazing album, their best by far. Everything about this album is great or perfect. Simply a masterpiece


Yeah, I agree. I've been listening to it a lot lately and it's definitely their best. I haven't listened to everything though, only Fiction, The Gallery, The Mind's I (their worst by far) and Character (my previous favourite of the band).

That being said, this is one of the few albums of which I cannot pick one or more favourite tracks; I like them all pretty much equally.

At this point in time I definitely wouldn't say it's their best "by far", but it is still their best. The Gallery is slowly approaching the top spot for me, but this one will always be amazing
Erik M. - 29.11.2012 at 17:32  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex Fenger on 29.11.2012 at 17:22

At this point in time I definitely wouldn't say it's their best "by far", but it is still their best. The Gallery is slowly approaching the top spot for me, but this one will always be amazing


Of the 5 albums I own (and thus have heard) of them, The Gallery is actually my least favourite after The Mind's I. It does contain a few great tracks (Punish My Heaven, The Gallery and ...Of Melancholy Burning), but I don't really care about the other tracks all that much. I like Character and Fiction pretty much equally, both are great.
Stunning Cactus - 19.07.2013 at 03:06  
  Cathode Ray Sunshine is all you'll ever need. Seriously. Apologize to your neck muscles later.
psykometal - 19.07.2013 at 03:17  
 
Written by Stunning Cactus on 19.07.2013 at 03:06

Cathode Ray Sunshine is all you'll ever need. Seriously. Apologize to your neck muscles later.

White Noise/Black Silence for me.
Stunning Cactus - 19.07.2013 at 03:19  
 
Written by psykometal on 19.07.2013 at 03:17

Written by Stunning Cactus on 19.07.2013 at 03:06

Cathode Ray Sunshine is all you'll ever need. Seriously. Apologize to your neck muscles later.

White Noise/Black Silence for me.


I'll listen to it right now just to make sure
psykometal - 19.07.2013 at 03:28  
 
Written by Stunning Cactus on 19.07.2013 at 03:19

I'll listen to it right now just to make sure

This album was my first experience with Dark Tranquillity (and melodeath in general really) back in 2003. Still one of my fave DT albums alongside Projector and Fiction. I really love his singing voice, and I've always wanted to hear what HammerFall sounded like back in the early days when Mikael was their vocalist; it's too bad they never recorded anything before he left to form Dark Tranquillity.
JÄY - 19.07.2013 at 05:13  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 19.07.2013 at 03:28

This album was my first experience with Dark Tranquillity (and melodeath in general really) back in 2003. Still one of my fave DT albums alongside Projector and Fiction. I really love his singing voice, and I've always wanted to hear what HammerFall sounded like back in the early days when Mikael was their vocalist; it's too bad they never recorded anything before he left to form Dark Tranquillity.


Oh man I almost feel sorry for you that you started with, like, one of the top 5 melodeath albums of all time to introduce yourself to the genre. This album is so good!
psykometal - 19.07.2013 at 05:33  
 
Written by JÄY on 19.07.2013 at 05:13

Oh man I almost feel sorry for you that you started with, like, one of the top 5 melodeath albums of all time to introduce yourself to the genre. This album is so good!

Heheh, I know right?! Poor lil ol' me...
JÄY - 19.07.2013 at 05:45  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 19.07.2013 at 05:33

Written by JÄY on 19.07.2013 at 05:13

Oh man I almost feel sorry for you that you started with, like, one of the top 5 melodeath albums of all time to introduce yourself to the genre. This album is so good!

Heheh, I know right?! Poor lil ol' me...

...No where to go but down
Stunning Cactus - 20.07.2013 at 06:26  
 
Written by JÄY on 19.07.2013 at 05:13

Written by psykometal on 19.07.2013 at 03:28

This album was my first experience with Dark Tranquillity (and melodeath in general really) back in 2003. Still one of my fave DT albums alongside Projector and Fiction. I really love his singing voice, and I've always wanted to hear what HammerFall sounded like back in the early days when Mikael was their vocalist; it's too bad they never recorded anything before he left to form Dark Tranquillity.


Oh man I almost feel sorry for you that you started with, like, one of the top 5 melodeath albums of all time to introduce yourself to the genre. This album is so good!


That's really depressing to think about...
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.07.2013 at 13:35  
Rating: 8
Written by psykometal on 19.07.2013 at 03:28

I really love his singing voice, and I've always wanted to hear what HammerFall sounded like back in the early days when Mikael was their vocalist; it's too bad they never recorded anything before he left to form Dark Tranquillity.



Mikael Stanne and NIklas Sundin were already in Dark Tranquillity before they started HammerFall as a fun side project. Remember thoise two wer e part of the Original line up that formed DT inn 1991 and then they went to form hammerFall in 1993
psykometal - 20.07.2013 at 18:53  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.07.2013 at 13:35

Mikael Stanne and NIklas Sundin were already in Dark Tranquillity before they started HammerFall as a fun side project. Remember thoise two wer e part of the Original line up that formed DT inn 1991 and then they went to form hammerFall in 1993

Ah, guess I mis-recalled that. Never got that big into HammerFall, and it wasn't till like 5 or 6 years ago that I found out they were in HammerFall's original line-up. I tried searching for demos, and even old YouTube vids of early performances, but never could find anything so I moved on.
Marcel Hubregtse - 20.07.2013 at 18:58  
Rating: 8
Written by psykometal on 20.07.2013 at 18:53


Never got that big into HammerFall, and it wasn't till like 5 or 6 years ago that I found out they were in HammerFall's original line-up. I tried searching for demos, and even old


I am totyally not into HammerFall at all, as you could have guessed. Found out about the DT HammerFall link about 5 or 6 years ago as well, when talkkng to Sundin and Stanne first at Hellfest and later on in Utrecht after a show in their dressing room.
NocturnalStalker - 22.11.2013 at 17:42  
Rating: 9 How can I not love the album, which contains my all-time favourite DT track, which is Cathode Ray Sunshine.
I guess, the most intense and in-the-face album in the band's discography.

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