Best Dark Tranquility Songs


The Top Ten

1 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.

Misery's Crown is an incredible song. Both Misery's Crown and In My Absence are my two favourites, they're absolutely legendary songs that keep up such brilliance throughout them. The melody is amazing. - EvilAngel

2 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

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

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

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

Listening to this song make me stronger.

4 Lethe

"You are my Lethe...khh" always best of DT.


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!

5 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.

For god sake, This song has it all, one of the best melodeath songs in history, has a pure metal taste yet brilliant, and amazingly artistic, it takes you to diffrent levels of self-feelings, you lose control of thinking till it ends, definitely Number One!

6 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

7 What Only You Know

Their best song. Hands down.

8 Monochromatic Stains

Enter a tortured mind.

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

9 Icipher

Can’t decide which one is better, Icipher and Misery’s Crown, I like these two equally.
Icipher gets less votes, so I will vote for it. - Vernkastel

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.

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10 Insanity's Crescendo

It should be on the first ten...

A truly epic metal ballad.

The Contenders

11 Focus Shift

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

12 Atoma

Absolutely love this song and Atoma in general. Melodeath combined with a contemporary and more accessible to make something truly unique

It should be number 1 in this list

#1 song in my opinion

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

13 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

Amazing song.
Better than lost to apathy and terminus. (and i
Love those two songs)

14 Therein

The drums and the crash that comes one beat late make this song one of my favourites.

This song gets stuck in my head for weeks.

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!

15 State of Trust
16 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

What a great song... n superb melancholic atmosphere

Nice female vocals and Stanne's voice is amazing.

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17 Iridium

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

Is the best song on the album.

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

Sounds amazingly beautiful! M/

18 My Negation

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

19 The Lesser Faith

Yes, DT has tons of bangers, but this is #1.

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

Definitely should be number 1!

20 The Gallery

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

Perfect song

21 Cathode Ray Sunshine

Should be in the top 5

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

22 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

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 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

27 ,,,of Melancholy Burning
28 The Emptiness From Which I Feed
29 Force My Hand
30 Indifferent Suns
31 Nether Novas

Always loved this song m/

32 Ex Nihilo
33 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

34 Edenspring

The best from The Gallery

35 At Loss for Words
36 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.

37 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?

38 Nothing to No One
39 Zodijackyl Light
40 Weight of the End

What a guitar

41 Mind Matters
42 Shadow in Our Blood
43 The Fatalist

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

44 Damage Done
45 The Sun Fired Blanks

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

46 Hours Passed In Exile

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

47 White Noise / Black Silence
48 Atom Heart 243.5
49 Format C: For Cortex

Will always be my favourite Dark Tranquility song

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