I said it was listenable, not remarkable. It's what I call Gothenburg done right, everything after was done in the wrong spirit. You know the songwriting that is characterized as being hideously repetitive by nature. What should we call it? Whiffleburg.
just now heard the new stuff. when did they turn into soft rock pop bullshlacka? this is atrocious and imagining little 17 year olds running around saying theyre metalheads cause they listen to this stuff is hilarious. dark tranquillity is truly among the most watered down, pussified, soft band who are tenuously linked to extreme metal. anyone who's looked at their lyrics knows they've been pussified and flamboyant for decades but... damn they've gone full bitch.
A week after release, listened to the album daily, and I still can't decide wether the album is more guitar-oriented or more electronic-based. Probably my only criticism of Atoma: After WATV and Construct seamlessly blending guitars and electronics, Atoma again seems to divide them into seperate sections, and often you either don't have guitars at all or you have guitars that completely overshadow the electronics. Doesn't stop it from being a killer album tho. Hope the next one will be in the vein of the bonus tracks.
My poem is devoted to album group .. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma - 2016 ...... И слушая альбом - творить Добро без всякого сомнения
И рушить тьму судьбы , его предназначения
И группа Свет из тьмы в себе рождая
Нам дарит сей альбом с душой играя
Что б Вы сравнили с Dark Tranquillity глядя в запределье
Всю грусть миров соседних сердцем осознали и в сравнение
Земли сознание Темно Успокоив кровью поражения
Предопределяя поражения ее гостей - ее Богов изнемождение
И Честью возгорая - вопросами мелодик дета решили это мановением
Затем своей судьбы оскал греховный приняли с улыбкой , с изменением
С изменением понятия Добра для мира наших ощущений
Ощущений воскурения веков прошедших боком для Богов с их ВСЕЛЕНОЗРЕНИЕМ
Ведь люди - мы остались со своим мировозрением
И только шведы Dark Tranquillity ,без всякого зазрения
Прекрасной музой наполняют все наше изменение..
DON'T YOU FORCE MY HAAAAND!
Love this album so far. One of my favorite releases already. Every song just seems to hook me in some way, but I must say that "Force My Hand", "Clearing Skies", and "Merciless Fate" are easily my favorites.
After one listen the new album sounds good but a little too familiar. Won't lie I'm slightly disappointed. I do like it better than Construct so far though. Of course will need a few more listens to be certain.
If "subtle intensity" could define any recent album, it'd be Atoma...absolutely masterful from beginning to end, hopefully they keep the idea of having 3 composers. It led to such an awesome variety, and it's awesome hearing the growls return alongside the cleans!
Atoma is very, very good. However, I'm not sure if it's better than Construct, maybe a little bit, but not much. However, that's already a lot since I loved Construct. For me it's another in their post-Character killstreak, as Fiction, WATV, Construct and Atoma are all extremely good albums, but I wouldn't say any of them is better than the other, they're too different to be compared. Here's hoping the next one will be in the vein of the bonus tracks, I'd love a radical new sound.
Atoma sounds pretty good. The only thing i have to complain is there isn't, except for a couple of songs, much guitar work that shines. Most of the album is based on electronic music and Stanne's voice (wich is god tier indeed). 7.5/10