normal CD cover
|Studio album by Dark Tranquillity|
|Released||24 January 2005 (Europe)|
|Recorded||February/March 2004 at Studio Fredman, The Room and Rogue Music|
|Genre||Melodic death metal|
|Dark Tranquillity chronology|
|Singles from Character|
Digipak edition cover
LP edition cover
Character is the seventh studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band, Dark Tranquillity. The album was first released on January 24, 2005 through Century Media Records. The corresponding single, "Lost to Apathy" was previously featured on the Lost to Apathy EP, their first EP released in nearly ten years. This album is heavier than the band's previous album, with more aggressive and faster songs. Like the band's previous album, there are no clean vocals. The enhanced CD and digipak editions of the album include the video clip for the single "Lost to Apathy". A music video was also made for "The New Build". The album was also released as an LP with different cover art.
|1.||"The New Build"||Henriksson/Jivarp/Nicklasson||4:08|
|2.||"Through Smudged Lenses"||Henriksson/Sundin||4:14|
|3.||"Out of Nothing"||Henriksson/Jivarp/Nicklasson||3:54|
|4.||"The Endless Feed"||Brändström/Jivarp||4:46|
|5.||"Lost to Apathy"||Henriksson||4:38|
|9.||"Am I 1?"||Brändström/Henriksson/Jivarp/Sundin||4:31|
The Japanese version of the album contains two bonus tracks previously released on the Lost to Apathy EP:
|13.||"The Endless Feed" (Chaos Seed Remix)||3:56|
There is a second CD included with the digipak. It includes the following tracks:
|1.||"Lost to Apathy" (video clip)||4:01|
|2.||"Damage Done" (live in Korea)||3:41|
|3.||"The Wonders at Your Feet" (live in Korea)||3:05|
|4.||"Final Resistance" (live in Korea)||3:11|
|5.||"The Treason Wall" (live in Korea)||3:43|
- Track 1 is the music video version of the song. Tracks 2–5 were recorded live at the Busan Rock Festival in 2004 in Korea.
- Mikael Stanne − vocals, lyrics
- Martin Henriksson − guitars
- Niklas Sundin − guitars
- Michael Nicklasson − bass guitar
- Anders Jivarp − drums
- Martin Brändström − keyboards and electronics
- Drums recorded at Studio Fredman
- Guitars, Bass, Vocals recorded at The Room
- Electronics recorded at Rogue Music
- Mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman
- Mastered by Peter In de Betou at Tailor Maid
- Produced by Dark Tranquillity
- Album artwork and design by Cabin Fever Media
- Live photos appearing on album artwork by Diana van Tankeren
- Music videos for "Lost to Apathy and "The New Build" directed by Roger Johansson and Alex Hansson for Bobby Works AB
- Music videos for "Lost to Apathy and "The New Build" produced by Roger Johansson
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||30|
|French Albums (SNEP)||173|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||83|
|Italian Albums (FIMI)||57|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||3|
- Allmusic review
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- "Lescharts.com – Dark Tranquillity – Character". Hung Medien.
- "Offiziellecharts.de – Dark Tranquillity – Character" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
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