Looking Back: Dark Tranquillity – The Gallery

This week’s update is a new episode of Looking Back. This one I’ve been waiting a long time to talk about so I’m excited to share this with you. Next week is another episode of Looking Back (lots of big anniversaries recently) before it is time for the end of the year list. Despite everything, this year has been surprisingly fruitful so I’m looking forward to that. Anyway, onwards to today’s episode.

In 1995, At the Gates wrote metal history when they released the “quintessential” melodic death metal album with Slaughter of the Soul. Just two weeks later, Dark Tranquillity presented their vision of the genre with The Gallery. The Gallery too went down in history as a classic but the legacy of Slaughter of the Soul left a much more noticeable imprint on melodic death metal. In its shadow, The Gallery remains a testament to the potential of a genre that is much more than a marriage between heavy metal and death metal. Wild ambition and an air of romanticism make The Gallery a true work of art that rightfully holds its place in the history books. Watch the video below for the full episode of Looking Back.

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