[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKvS6gF12mE]YouTube - Dark Tranquillity - Punish My Heaven[/VIDEO]
I wouldn't be a huge fan of melodic Death Metal in general, but sometimes there's an album that really takes you unexpectedly and exceeds all expectations, and The Gallery is one of those albums. I do like a lot of the whole melo-death style, I certainly like In Flames, but in general it's just not a subgenre I'm too bothered with. I first came across Dark Tranquility when I heard the song Feast of Burden from the album Haven, and picked that up pretty quickly. After that, I picked up their second album, The Gallery and was fucking blown away. The riffs and melodies just had me completely encapsulated, it's an incredible piece of work and it remains to this day probably my favourite Melodic Death Metal album of all time.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckf3KACYvJo]YouTube - Dark Tranquillity - Mine is the Grandeur[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtSTzXU0mTY]YouTube - Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery[/VIDEO]
Anyone else here have a fondness for this album?
Oh yeah, and while I'm at it, first DT song I heard:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maozDtbHw8Q]YouTube - Dark Tranquillity - Feast Of Burden[/VIDEO]
I love this album. Of course, I love a lot of melodeath, so that shouldn't be a surprise.
I was all like "Fuck yeah" the first time I heard Punish My Heaven.