Dark Tranquillity- Moment : A Review

Dark Tranquillity- Moment : A Review

9th December 2020 0 By Owen Edmonds

Let me be honest, this isn’t my normal kind of music. However, I wanted to challenge my norm and I was surprised how much I like this album. I was expecting something a lot harsher, thankfully I could get into quite a lot of the songs.

So the first real ‘death metal’ that I remember getting into was back in 2000 when Cradle of Filth released Midian. I was taken aback by the power, the growling vocals and the general vibe you get from this type of music.

I didn’t fall in love with it, but I liked it and every now and again I’ve dipped my toe into the doom genres.

It was in one of these toe dipping moments that I picked up Moment from Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity.

The Review

What Didn’t I Like?

There wasn’t much that I didn’t like about the album, however if you put a gun to my head then I found the combination of vocal styles a little grating at times. Growling isn’t my cup of tea normally but I didn’t mind it too much at times. However, the combination of a more traditional vocal style, with the growling just jarred a bit.

What Did I like?

The music. I was surprised how complex the various songs are and I liked that a lot. However, that was pretty much it. It’s not a bad album and there is going to be a lot of people that will get more from the album than I do, but it isn’t quite my cup of tea.


Despite this not being the music that I naturally listen too, I didn’t find the album jarring or annoying. I don’t think I’ll listen to the album all the way through again, but I can see myself picking a couple of tracks and dropping them into one of my more eclectic playlists to add a bit of balance.

Score 7/10

Track Listing

  1. Phantom Days 3.59
  2. Transient 4.11
  3. Identical To None 3.41
  4. The Dark Unbroken 4.54
  5. Remain In The Unknown 4.40
  6. Standstill 4.11
  7. Ego Deception 4.21
  8. A Drawn Out Exit 4.01
  9. Eyes Of The World 3.50
  10. Failstate 3.20
  11. Empires Lost To Time 4.10
  12. In Truth Divided 4.40
    Label – Century Media
    Release –  20th November 2020

    For all things Dark Tranquillity, click HERE and to purchase the album, click HERE

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