Fiction (Dark Tranquillity album)

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Fiction
Reissue cover art
Studio album by Dark Tranquillity
Released April 17, 2007
Recorded October – 22 November 2006,[1] Studio Fredman and Rogue Music
Genre Melodic death metal, goth metal
Length 52:14
Language English
Label Century Media
Producer Dark Tranquillity, Tue Madsen
Dark Tranquillity chronology
Character
(2005)
Fiction
(2007)
We Are the Void
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars link
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Metal Hammer 7/10 stars
PopMatters 8/10 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link

Fiction is the eighth studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band, Dark Tranquillity.

The earliest release date for the album was set for North America on April 17, 2007.

This is the last new material to feature Michael Nicklasson as their bassist before leaving in August 2008 and the last release to be recorded at Studio Fredman.

This album marked a few returns of previous quirks the band had done in the past - the song "Inside the Particle Storm" marks the return of Sundin writing lyrics again since "Tongues" from The Mind's I, Mikael Stanne utilizes clean vocals in addition to his usual growled vocals on "Misery's Crown" since "In Sight" from Haven (Reissue) and a guest female vocalist on "The Mundane and the Magic" since "Undo Control" from Projector.

A limited edition of the album includes a bonus DVD with live songs, behind the scene footage, Character's "The New Build" promo video, and the "Focus Shift" video clip. In addition, the limited edition disc features an extended booklet layout, an alternative cover artwork, and includes also a free Dark Tranquillity patch.

An expanded edition was released in North America on May 27 and was scheduled for Worldwide release on June 23, 2008.

Reception[edit]

The album was generally well-received,[2][3] with the album being called "another worthwhile addition to Dark Tranquillity's impressive discography."[4] It was also noted that the album was similar to Character, the previous album, in terms of musical style.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Nothing to No One"   Stanne Henriksson/Sundin 4:10
2. "The Lesser Faith"   Stanne Henriksson/Nicklasson/Jivarp/Sundin 4:37
3. "Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)"   Stanne Henriksson/Sundin 4:24
4. "Blind at Heart"   Stanne Henriksson 4:21
5. "Icipher"   Stanne Brändström/Jivarp/Henriksson 4:39
6. "Inside the Particle Storm"   Sundin Sundin 5:29
7. "Empty Me"   Stanne Henriksson 4:59
8. "Misery's Crown"   Stanne Brändström/Sundin/Jivarp/Henriksson 4:14
9. "Focus Shift"   Stanne Henriksson 3:36
10. "The Mundane and the Magic"   Stanne Henriksson/Jivarp 5:17

Expanded Edition DVD[edit]

The expanded version also contains a bonus DVD with over 45 minutes of live recordings and promo videos:

  1. "Focus Shift" (promo video)
  2. "Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)" (brick-movie)
  3. "Focus Shift" (rehearsal room video)
  4. "Blind At Heart" (live)
  5. "Final Resistance" (live)
  6. "Misery's Crown" (live)
  7. "Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)" (live)
  8. "The Lesser Faith" (live)
  9. "The New Build" (live)
  10. "The Endless Feed" (live)

Credits[edit]

Dark Tranquillity[edit]

Other credits[edit]

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