|March 12th, 2010, 08:23 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Favorite DT Song?
I'm seriously surprised there is no such thread on the front page, but if there already is one somewhere, redirect me please. And Fabric is fucken epic.
|March 13th, 2010, 06:53 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Out of Gravity
Well there's to many so it'd be really hard to determine, but I can give you some of mine per album:
Skydancer & other old stuff:
-Unfurled By Dawn
-Punish My Heaven
-...Of Melancholy Burning
The Mind's I:
-The Sun Fired Blanks
-The Wonders At Your Feet
-At Loss For Words
-Feast Of Burden
-The Treason Wall
-The Poison Well
-Lost To Apathy
-The New Build
-Through Smudged Lenses
-The Mundane And The Magic
-The Lesser Faith
-Nothing To No One
-A Closer End
We Are The Void:
-Surface The Infinite
And if I'd have to list my five all time favourites those would probably be:
-Punish My Heaven
-At Loss For Words
-A Closer End
|March 13th, 2010, 07:46 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2001
Well, it's been a few years since we did this the last time, so why not. Here are my top-3 songs of each album (all bonus-tracks included) up to Fiction. It's too early to say anything definite about We Are the Void, so I'll forget that for a while. And to make this a bit more than just a boring list, I'll add some comments.
Skydancer / A Moonclad Reflection / Trail of Life Decayed:
1. Shadow Duet
2. A Bolt of Blazing Gold
3. Crimson Winds
These three have truly stood the test of time as my favorite early DT songs. Through Ebony Archways would probably be number 4. I'm not too fond of the pre-Skydancer stuff, but Void of Tranquillity is a good song.
The Gallery / Of Chaos and Eternal Night:
1. Punish My Heaven
2. The Gallery
3. ...Of Melancholy Burning
Only the first spot was obvious, for the other two I could have chosen Lethe, Edenspring, or pretty much any other song from The Gallery except Midway Through Infinity. I've always felt the title-track doesn't get nearly enough credit as a DT classic. OCaEN EP is not that far behind, but overall the songs aren't quite as great; With the Flaming Shades of Fall is my favorite of them.
The Mind's I / Enter Suicidal Angels:
2. Insanity's Crescendo
3. Still Moving Sinews
Again, the first two are rather obvious choices, but I think the third one is a criminally underrated DT-tune. Tidal Tantrum and Shadowlit Facade from ESA are just outside the top-3. Zodijackyl Light is great live, but on the album it just doesn't work for me at all.
1. Nether Novas
2. Sun Fired Blanks
3. UnDo Control
The top spot belongs to one of the greatest DT songs ever, and the other two are old live favorites. The next three would probably go for To a Bitter Halt, FreeCard and No One, although I'm not sure about the order. And yes, I've never cared much about ThereIn.
1. The Wonders at Your Feet
3. Not Built to Last
Several decent songs on this album, but only a few true greats - I think this is my least favorite DT album nowadays. Misery in Me is the best of the bonus tracks.
1. Hours Passed in Exile
2. White Noise / Black Silence
Had to leave several of my favorites just outside the top-3, including at least Single Part of Two and the title-track. Static should've been on the album, as well as The Poison Well.
Character / Lost to Apathy EP:
1. My Negation
2. Senses Tied
3. One Thought
The latter half of Character has both the best (the three listed) and the worst (Am I 1? & Dry Run) songs of the album. The first half has several good songs and The New Build, Through Smudged Lenses or Mind Matters could have replaced numbers 2 and 3, but number 1 is probably the best epic album-closer in the band's history (even if I'm counting Iridium).
1. Inside the Particle Storm
2. The Mundane and the Magic
3. The Lesser Faith
Numbers 2 and 3 could have switched spots and Icipher is a solid number 4. All the remaining songs are very good also, although I'm getting a bit bored by Misery's Crown. Inside the Particle Storm is even more amazing live than on the album.
And finally, the top-5 all time:
1. Inside the Particle Storm
2. Punish My Heaven
4. Nether Novas
5. My Negation
It will take a while before I'll have We Are the Void figured out, but Arkhangelsk might already take the fifth spot from My Negation.
For mankind to survive, religion must die.
|March 14th, 2010, 09:52 AM||#4 (permalink)|
keeper of the flame
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: safe but not far from the city
Here's the last thread in the series, you can make your way back to the beginning from there if interested.
~You wake up in the morning, your paint's peeling, your curtains are gone, and the water's boiling. Which problem you deal with first?
None of them. The building's on fire.~
~Your biggest problem is I don't know what your biggest problem is.~
|March 14th, 2010, 12:37 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Sheriff Of T.S.G
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Owl Farm
Its hard to say...Album by album I guess it would be...
Shadowlit Facade (Enter Suicidal Angels)
At A Loss For Words
Hours Passed In Exile
In Sight (Exposures)
The New Build/Am I 1?
Her Silent Language
1937 - 2005
:: Dr. Hunter S. Thompson ::
|March 14th, 2010, 03:39 PM||#6 (permalink)|
I am that I am
Join Date: May 2004
Location: an exit to eternal summer slacking
The Wonders at Your Feet
White Noise / Black Silence
Inside the Particle Storm
^ my top 5, as of today -
so she tells me ... it was like I was so smart that I was stupid
I think she meant that even though I would say something
that to me made perfect sense,
a lot of times, people had no idea what I was talking about
the line between the most brilliant genius on earth
and the biggest fucking moron is
who can tell them apart?
|May 9th, 2010, 04:51 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
|May 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Mr. Self Destruct
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Planet Earth, Milky Way
At Loss For Words.
|May 19th, 2010, 04:12 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
White Noise / Black Silence. Especially live, it's fucking amazing.
Some other favorites:
The Dividing Line (great composition and lead guitar work, like all songs on The Gallery)
Shadowlit Facade (hard to believe this is a B-side, definitely could have been one of the best tracks on The Mind's I)
Therein (everyone's favorite DT sing-a-long!)
Rundown (probably my favorite DT chorus ever... which is a shame because the chorus only appears once with vocal and once behind a solo)
Through Smudged Lenses (underrated in my opinion, one of DT's best fast/heavy tracks with a great instrumental break at the end)
Of course I could take any DT song and explain why I love it, the only exception being the bastard child known as "Archetype" from the Enter Suicidal Angels EP. I refuse to acknowledge that song in the Dark Tranquillity catalogue.
Last edited by Epidemic Reign : May 19th, 2010 at 04:20 PM.
|May 30th, 2010, 10:50 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CA, USA
Some of my favorites, with a completely unnecessary description for each:
Cathode Ray Sunshine - Has this amazing open feel, gives a sense of discovery.
My Negation - Pretty much the opposite. A cold industrial feel, with expressions of anguish.
Lethe - Despairing. The name speaks for itself.
The Enemy - I have a beef with this song. I wish at least the first two choruses kept the same flow as the verses. Yet everything else about the song is so excellent that it is one of my favorites nonetheless. I've never heard so much emotion packed into 12 seconds (the intro).
A Bolt Of Blazing Gold - Majestic.
|March 3rd, 2011, 12:25 AM||#14 (permalink)|
I Am 1 Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
so i know this is a bit old now but i thought id contribute. ill do my favorite song from each album/release and then a top 5...
enfeebled earth: enfeebled earth
trail of life decayed: vernal awakening
moonclad reflection: unfurled by dawn
skydancer: crimson winds
of chaos and eternal night: of chaos and eternal night
the gallery: lethe
enter suicidal angels: razorfever
projector: undo control
damage done: final resistance
character: lost to apathy
fiction: inside the particle storm
we are the void: at the point of ignition
5. final resistance
4. through smudged lenses
3. the new build
2. lost to apathy
1. inside the particle storm
it's interesting to see everyone's favorite DT songs and how theyre usually so different from one another
"In my town where the system sleeps, nobody gives a damn..."
|March 3rd, 2011, 03:26 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Bloody android from Hell
Join Date: Apr 2004
I love lots of songs from DT... Lethe, Icipher, Damage Done, Inside the Particle Storm, Am I 1, Razorfever, White Noice/ Black Silence, ...Of Melancholy Burning, Haven ....who knows... LOTS!! I feel guilty for not listening more than 3 times We are the Void... I don't have this album yet
I will def get it I remember listening to some of the songs and loved them!!
|January 15th, 2012, 06:15 AM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
At this current moment I would go with Iridium because it sounds fresh. The theme of the lyrics also has a unique quality that I find to be well thought out..
Mais tant, ma chère, que tes rêves
N'auront pas reflété l'Enfer,
Et qu'en un cauchemar sans trêves,
Songeant de poisons et de glaives,
Éprise de poudre et de fer...
|July 1st, 2012, 01:42 PM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Skaane, Sverige.
Some favourites of mine:
The one brooding warning, Uncontrol, Hedon, Zodijackyl Light, Indifferent Suns, Fabric, Hours Passed in Exile, Single Part of Two, Damage Done, Cathode Ray Sunshine, The Enemy, White Noise..., Out of Nothing, The Endless Feed, Inside the Particle Storm (only song I like from Fiction)....