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Best DT ballad?

Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by DGR XVI, May 22, 2005.

  1. Alfred

    Alfred Clothes-Hook

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    Well, if the lyrical themes (introspective, emotion-centered songs) are to be considered the main filing issue, I'd definitely say Lethe, followed by Auctioned, Day to End and Emptier still. If the slow-tempo feature becomes the main one, unlinked from the actual content of the song, then the first place goes surely to A Bolt Of Blazing Gold, and I'd insert Insanity's Crescendo after Auctioned. And I consider the absence of a predictable structure (especially the absence of anything remotely linkable to the idea of "refrain") as something extremely positive, musically speaking. This is not commercial pop, after all, the originality of the structure is supposed to mirror (and be mirrored by) the complexity and originality of all the other aspects of the songs' shape and content :)

    Alfred
     
  2. n0thing

    n0thing I Rule.

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    Auctioned, of course! One of their best songs ever, in my opinion.
     
  3. Delirious

    Delirious ensammast i sverige.

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    that's what i'm not sure about. abobg has that "dt classic" feeling about it, but hpie feels more personal to me.

    ah well, i won't make up my mind about it quite yet.
     
  4. TheUnforgiven

    TheUnforgiven New Metal Member

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    I agree :Smug:
     
  5. mCSAR

    mCSAR New Metal Member

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    as for the greatest lyrics, take that (so sad, so deep):

    does your ceiling differ much from mine
    where we see each other
    here in this light
    is that pillow more than a frame
    that holds the chaos fast?
    now his hand a fist
    gain control

    silence fell and eyes now widened
    filling up the strength collapsing
    capable of the ending froze in the tracks
    brought to a bitter halt

    [and listen to that solo in between here, which blows you away]

    on the floor it seems the steps are showing
    left a print just like it did in me
    what has been and what will be
    never care 'cause I was in between
    as I said with on efoot in loneliness
    you hide here in me

    perfection
     
  6. mtlstv

    mtlstv Metal Head 4 Life

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    I'd have to agree with this one. I love this song and I love the whole 'The Mind's I' album. I think it's a very melodic album with great song writing. Tongues, Hedon, and Zodijackyl Light are some of my favorites by DT.
     
  7. Örkki

    Örkki ???

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    Misery In Me ? is it ballad?
     
  8. Delirious

    Delirious ensammast i sverige.

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    ballad enough, i guess. at least the live version.
     
  9. insilence

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    'Lethe' - the music is breaking whatever is left of one's heart plus Stanne is not only singing he is crying (let him prove me wrong)
     
  10. insilence

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    Woud you please explain your 'welcome' to my slightly drunk,English second language persona.
     
  11. King Chaos

    King Chaos Pomeo Osoponeor

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    I don't have a clue what I meant. But yes, we love lethe. Good to see they played it live on the recent headline gig.
     
  12. Alfred

    Alfred Clothes-Hook

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    Unless he's also crying when, in "Still moving sinews", he sings the "on account of their brightness..." bridge, I don't think he is, actually :)
     
  13. Angelbreeze

    Angelbreeze Embraced by agony

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