The Gallery (album)

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The Gallery
The Gallery album cover.jpg
Studio album by Dark Tranquillity
Released November 27, 1995
Recorded April–May 1995
Studio Studio Fredman
Genre Melodic death metal
Length 47:48
Label Osmose
Producer Dark Tranquillity, Fredrik Nordström
Dark Tranquillity chronology
Of Chaos and Eternal Night
(1995)
The Gallery
(1995)
Enter Suicidal Angels
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[2]

The Gallery is the second full-length studio album by the Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity, released on November 27, 1995. It was the first full-length release to feature Mikael Stanne.

In 2004, Century Media Records re-released The Gallery with new layouts and five cover songs as bonus tracks.

Critical Reception[edit]

The Gallery is considered a classic album of the Gothenburg style of metal, along with At the Gates' Slaughter of the Soul and In Flames' The Jester Race,[3] exhibiting the dual guitar leads, growled vocals and acoustic sections typical of the genre.

John Serba, writing for Allmusic, wrote that the album "is a transcendent work from one of the underdogs of the genre -- a bona fide masterpiece that helped further stretch the boundaries of death metal in the '90s."[1]

This album was inducted into Decibel magazine's hall of fame in its April 2010 issue. Chris Dick, in the article accompanying the induction, stated that "no recording at the time or since bears resemblance to its power and sophistication."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Punish My Heaven" Stanne, Sundin Johansson, Sundin, Jivarp 4:46
2. "Silence, and the Firmament Withdrew" Sundin, Stanne Sundin, Henriksson 2:36
3. "Edenspring" Stanne Sundin, Johansson 4:30
4. "The Dividing Line" Stanne Jivarp, Johansson, Sundin, 5:01
5. "The Gallery" Stanne, Sundin Henriksson 4:07
6. "The One Brooding Warning" Stanne Henriksson, Johansson, Sundin 4:14
7. "Midway Through Infinity" Stanne Sundin, Henriksson, Jivarp, Johansson 3:30
8. "Lethe" Sundin Henriksson 4:42
9. "The Emptiness from Which I Fed" Stanne Henriksson, Sundin, Johansson 5:43
10. "Mine Is the Grandeur..." (Instrumental)   Henriksson, Sundin 2:26
11. "...of Melancholy Burning" Stanne Henriksson 6:16
Total length: 47:48

Release history[edit]

Date Note
April 5, 2005 Reissue

Credits[edit]

Dark Tranquillity[edit]

Guests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Serba, John. "The Gallery - Dark Tranquility". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Ward, Kyle. "Review: Dark Tranquility - The Gallery". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Melodic Death Metal". About.com. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  4. ^ Dick, Chris. "Dark Tranquility "The Gallery"". Decibel Magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2015.