DARK TRANQUILLITY       Fiction
Century Media (release: April 23rd, 2007)

Question (but there's nothing to win): who are pioneers in their musical genre and have been influencing so many bands all over the world, betrayed by this so typical Swedish school's style ? Answer: DARK TRANQUILLITY (I know you've first read the title of this review !). So, they have the right to subtly update their music at this stage of their career, while using stuff from the past too, such as piano or clear voice on Misery's Crown. And Fiction ends with some female singing on The Mundane And The Magic, featuring THEATRE OF TRAGEDY's Nell Sigland. It's a varied album then but not a complete revolution, so nobody will complain...Laurent