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Dark Tranquillity - Where Death Is Most Alive
Dark Tranquillity is already wandering this earth since 1989 and is still active in creating the typical Swedish death metal sound with their own twist. Within their 20 years the band evolved from fast death metal music to a more melodic approach of death metal with sometimes even some clean vocals and gothic influences.

Where Death Is Most Alive is the second DVD of the band. They stated that Live Damage was okay at that time, but now it was time to offer something special. Something that could live up to the high expectations of the fans. Something that can be seen within the preparation of the DVD. For example the entire show was shot by 8 camera’s in HD. Which resulted in a very sharp image.
The place of action was the Rolling Stone Club in Milan where the fans are the best Dark Tranquility can wish for, at least according to the band. During the entire set the Italians are proving themselves by chanting along with the lyrics and the melody of the songs. This gives the band clearly an extra boost lifts the show to another level. Because of the dedication of the crowd, there´s an ongoing interaction between the band and the crowd which results in some great footage on the DVD. Since the show was filmed on the Fiction tour that album is very well represented during the show. Seven songs of that album are played and the remaining 14 songs are divided over their previous six albums.

Disc 2 of the set contains a lot of background material on the band. There is the documentary called Out Of Nothing where the entire history of the band is told by some of the band members. They go back to their first rehearsing space, the local youth centre and the neighborhood where they all grew up. Along the way producer Fredrik Lindstrom and Thomas Lindgren from At The Gates also add stories about the music scene at that time. Next to the documentary there´s also another great feature called The Live Archive which contains a lot of live video footage of the band starting from the first days in 1991 up till some shows that where played in 2007.

I can say that Dark Tranquillity truly created a masterpiece. The show is a lust for the eye. Especially since there are 8 different camera positions, but luckily no fast shifting between those images. During the show there´s a great deal of crowd reaction and interaction. The special features on the second DVD are much more than the usual making of or studio report footage. I´d say that this DVD is a must have for every Swedish death metal fan.
Dark Tranquillity - Where Death Is Most Alive
88/1001Details Century Media
Released on Wednesday Sep 9th, 2026
Melodic Death Metal

Writer @Niamen on Monday Feb 1st, 2010

Tags: #Dark Tranquillity
Tracklisting DVD 1:
01. Intro
02. The Treason Wall
03. The New Build
04. Focus Shift
05. The Lesser Faith
06. The Wonders At Your Feet
07. Lost To Apathy
08. FreeCard
09. Inside The Particle Storm
10. Nothing To No One
11. Edenspring
12. Insanity's Crescendo
13. Lethe
14. Dreamlore Degenerate
15. Misery's Crown
16. ThereIn
17. My Negation
18. Yesterworld/Punish My Heaven
19. The Mundane And The Magic
20. Final Resistance
21. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)

DVD 2:
01. Out Of Nothing - The DT Documentary
02. ThereIn (Promo Video)
03. Monochromatic Stains (Promo Video)
04. Lost To Apathy (Promo Video)
05. The New Build (Promo Video)
06. Focus Shift (Promo Video)
07. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (Promo Video)
08. Misery's Crown (Promo Video)
09. Only Time Can Tell (1991)
10. The Dying Fragment Of An Elderly Dream (1991)
11. Soulbreed (1991)
12. Yesterworld (1992)
13. Alone (1992)
14. My Faeryland Forgotten (1992)
15. Nightfall By The Shore Of Time (1992)
16. Skywards (1992)
17. Shadow Duet (1994)
18. Crimson Winds (1994)
19. Razorfever (1997)
20. Constant (1997)
21. Tongues (1997)
22. Feast Of Burden (2001)
23. Indifferent Suns (2002)
24. The Sun Fired Blanks (2002)
25. Hours Passed In Exile (2002)
26. Damage Done (2004)
27. One Thought (2004)
28. The Endless Feed (2007)
29. Blind At Heart (2007)
Line up Mikael Stanne - Vocals
Niklas Sundin - Guitar
Martin Henriksson - Guitar
Daniel Antonsson - Bass
Martin Brändström - Keyboards, Electronics
Anders Jivarp - Drums
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