Best Dark Tranquility Songs


The Top Ten

1 Terminus

Rock with it, lean with it, an amazing song with nice intro and deep growling voice. - scourge

Most melodious intro till date
One wont get bored even after hearing it a thousand times

2 Misery's Crown

Such a haunting, melancholy melody that will be stuck with you for days. Do NOT pass this song up!

The overall performance of the band on the track is absolutely brilliant. The vocals are impressive as always, the instrumentals aren't the most difficult or convoluted but meld beautifully to lend melody to a metal song... Not the kind of thing you hear everyday

If anyone ever claimed that extreme metal could not melodic, this would be the track you'd play them first to prove otherwise.

Best song by DT... amazing vocals, superb growling, awesome guitars... And a perfect ending... It made me cry... Misery's crown is the best!

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3 Lost to Apathy

Epic rifts, unreal chorus. I'm so glad I saw them perform it live. So many top choices but this song edges them out for mine

Song that forces one to be a fan of melodic death metal...

What a flawless song. Its brutal, unrelenting and has a beautiful solo. The vocals are very intimate and done with a lot of passion. The lyrics are beautiful and thought provoking. Its as if the singer is talking to you, criticizing your weakness and telling you to try to be stronger instead of just ignoring the problems hoping they will go away.

Filter the nonsense and laugh at what's left
Matters taken away

Look at the shell that is you
Empty, fragile, weak
Soon the battle is over, lost to apathy

The best melodeath song ever. Insanely beautiful and melodic guitar riffs with a breath-taking keyboard in harmony along with vocals that make me go frenzy, this song is just unbelievable. can listen till eternity.
P.S: Lyrics are sooo meaningful as well for those who love deep

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4 Lethe

This is the first melodic death metal song I heard. And fell in love with it

This song is just simply Amazing I can't help it when I hear it!

Definitely my favorite track of their's (and I like them all)

Best, really

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5 Monochromatic Stains

The most melodic of all their songs with awesome melodic guitar work too... Try Out...

This song is among the best death metal songs I've ever heard, perfect sound and theme!

Beautiful song with equally beautiful lyrics

This should be #1

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6 In My Absence

I've never heard a metal song quite like this.
Powerful rhythms, harmonies, lyrics and vocals interact to create an urgent, somber and poignant atmosphere; combining a sense of decay and loss with determination and growth.
Brilliantly done in every respect.

The drums the riffs are the best of DT I ever heard. This song is a must hear for all metal fans out there. Me being drawn to Dark Tranquility was because of this song, it rocks on every level.

This song evokes so many emotions of frustration and saddness, probably one of the saddest songs lyric-wise, but that doesn't mean it don't kick some alligator behind. I could name a bunch of other perfect D.T. songs, like Lethe, Lost to Apathy, the first 8 songs on Damage Done, even None Becoming on Construct. No band has every been as good for almost twenty years as this one. And I mean every album is at least an 8/10. Several are 10/10. Best metal band ever that consistently kills it on each album, should be more popular, but the vocal style is hard for most sheeple to even give a second thought. People don't know what they're missing in this genre...if they only knew.

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7 Icipher

Great Song Worth listening

Wow I think the gallery should be the first but icipher gotta be the second right away

That song really should be first.

Classic from dt undeniably.

8 Insanity's Crescendo

It should be on the first ten...

A truly epic metal ballad.

9 Uniformity

This song is awesome.. It should be in top 5.. I just love the keyboards of this song it was done perfectly.. And mikeal stanne melodic vocals at chorus did a great mixture with his growling vocals in the verses..
- nooreldeen

10 Iridium

One of the most melodic, beautiful and serene songs I've ever heard. Should be given more appreciation.

This achieves the ultimate goal of music. It makes you feel strong emotions.

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The Contenders

11 Focus Shift

When I listen to this song "I think I have lost my language"

12 Punish My Heaven

This one got me into the band in the first place, and it opens the band's best album.

Best Melodic Death Metal song ever.

Powerful song. Melodic as hell and made me a fan

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13 The Mundane and the Magic

First song I've heard from them, so it will always hold a place in my heart. And it sounds amazing with the female vocals

Awesome... Simply awesome.. Stannes vocals give me shivers... His clean vocals add a nice effect to the song as do the girls

Nice female vocals and Stanne's voice is amazing.

What a great song... n superb melancholic atmosphere

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14 Therein

There in is a song no one can ever create... The clean vocals add a extreme sense of melody... And the echo is just awesome

Laugh out loud, I thought that this song was at the top place, but it is at 17th place. This song does not deserve this poor place at all!

I think this is the bit where you have some awesome melody

This is a unique piece of art that perectly blends clean and harsh, power and melody and much more.
Also, melancholic feeling and amazing lyrics. Best song from the best band

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15 My Negation

His best vocal performance. Inside the Particle Storm has his second best one. - TrappedInsideIt

16 What Only You Know

Their best song. Hands down.

17 The Gallery

The gallery are 10 times better that terminus simply rocks you out just by hearing the intro

Perfect song

18 Cathode Ray Sunshine

I heard this song first on Brutal Legend and I was automatically attracted to it by the excellent melodic beginning. Ever since then I started listening to more of this great band - PsychoSandman33

Amazing melodic intro and beautiful song as a whole! It's awe inspiring and one of the reasons why I love Swedish bands

This is one of my all time favourite songs ever! The intro pumps me up and makes me wanna lead the charge of a battle - wolphert

Very underrated, it deserves to be in the top 5.

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19 The Lesser Faith

What? 30? This song is amazing, it has catchy verses and a wonderful chorus!

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20 Inside the Particle Storm

Mind Blowing Song. I absolutely LOVE it. Should be in top 5. - TrappedInsideIt

Slow, brutal, perfect intensity.

I can't believe that this song didn't pass to top 10 :O

21 ,,,of Melancholy Burning
22 Atoma

A more contemporary touch to melodic death metal music. Should be in the top 10 soon.

23 The Treason Wall

the best!

24 Final Resistance

This is probably their best song

Best song I heve ever heard!

25 Shadow Duet
26 State of Trust
27 The Emptiness From Which I Feed
28 Shadow in Our Blood
29 Nether Novas
30 Ex Nihilo
31 Edenspring

The best from The Gallery

32 At Loss for Words
33 Haven

The darkest of them all!

Invite the darkside... in!
Great song.
Must listen.

I am not sure why this song is voted so low.

Underrated. this should be more like 1 followed by final resistance

34 The Wonders At Your Feet

I could never get tired of hearing this song. It's melodic, it's fun, it's heavy, and overall beautiful. No wonder it's a concert favorite.

35 Zero Distance

Great vocals, amazing lyrics, haunting keyboards and an epic music video - this song has everything. Not only is this Dark Tranquillity's best song, but it may very well be the greatest melodic death metal song ever, followed by Focus Shift.

Insane vocals, epic guitars, keyboards that make your hair stand, meaningful lyrics AND an epic video. Mix them together. You get Zero Distance. From where do you see yourself?

36 Zodijackyl Light
37 Mind Matters
38 Nothing to No One
39 Endtime Hearts

My favourite song from my favourite album of my favourite band. The intro reminds me of Only One Who Waits by Insomnium

Amazing song really one of the most underrated by dark tranquillity but terminus and misery's crown are the best - nooreldeen

40 Force My Hand
41 Damage Done
42 The Fatalist

Laugh out loud, why this song on 35 place? It must be at least in top ten!

43 White Noise / Black Silence
44 Atom Heart 243.5
45 Hours Passed In Exile

This song have forced me to be a fan of melodeath metal

46 Format C for Cortex
47 The Sun Fired Blanks

Incredibly underrated. Great riff, great solo, great power. Prototype of melodeath song

48 One Thought

Its not their best, but still amazing! - Flav

49 Silence, and the Firmament Withdrew
50 Out of Gravity

Probably their most underrated song. Just full of atmosphere, haunting piano, dark and slow, and it rises to a beautiful crescendo. One of their best, deserves to be in top 15 at least.

A very powerful, and emotional song with an awesome unconventional song structure and one of the best riffs and guitar solos I have ever heard

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Top Remixes (18)

1. Lost to Apathy
2. Monochromatic Stains
3. Iridium
1. Lost to Apathy
2. Monochromatic Stains
3. Insanity's Crescendo
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2. My Negation
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