Swedish death metal band from Gothenburg, Dark Tranquillity, performed in Serbia for the first time in 29 years long career within the Atoma tour.
SKCNS Fabrika dragged fans from all over Serbia. After a long period of time, a venue was crowded, which promised great atmosphere.
Although Italian industrial metal band 5Rand was announced as a support band, our neighbors, Divided performed instead. Interesting image attracted my attention at first, and even their music style is not my cup of tea, I can’t say their music performance was bad. Hungarians are skilled musicians, and their vocalist appearance leans on Attila Dorn (Powerwolf vocalist) style. Maybe that was the reason I simply liked this band. Unfortunately, as always, fans in Serbia seems to be uninterested in support bands. Right after the show, Divided band members were willing to sign CD’s or take a pics with fans, but no one was interested. If I say the reason was no one did recognize them without masks, would you believe in my little lie?
After a short break, female-fronted Miracle Flair hit the stage. Originated from the homeland of possible best chocolate in the world, I expected more from them. In general, rare are the female vocalists in metal that impresses me (except Metal Queen and several symphonic metal vocalists), so Nicole Hartmann was no exception. I am 100% sure the guys were focused on Nicole visual appearance and they hardly heard what she sings about.
Anyway, Miracle Flair performed 7 songs and now, the venue was filling up and following the schedule, we were all expecting Dark Tranquillity to hit the stage.
Pioneers of the Gothenburg metal scene, hit the stage at 22:45. From the beginning to the end of the show, energy was at high level. Mikael Stanne was literally everywhere so we could see him in the photo pit and in the crowd singing with the fans. With an energy of 15 years old ADHD child, the interaction with fans was outstanding. In 90 minutes of raw energy, Dark Tranquillity delivered 19 songs. The fans could not just simply let them go, and at the first time in my life, I believed in words: “You are amazing! This is not goodbye, we will see you soon!”
Although at the moments it seemed bass was too loud and guitars might be louder, no one cared. Everyone left the venue with the smile on the face. Yes, we metalheads do smile!
Dark Tranquillity setlist:
2. Monochromatic Stains
3. Clearing Skies
4. The Treason Wall
5. The Science of Noise
6. Forward Momentum
7. The Mundane and the Magic
8. Final Resistance
10. Force of Hand
12. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)
13. Inside the Particle Storm
14. The Wonders at Your Feet
15. When the World Screams
17. State of Trust
18. Lost to Apathy
19. Misery’s Crown