Dark Tranquillity Live at Sabaton Open Air 2022-08-04

8/10

At first glance I thought that this was a odd band on the bill. But with the largest smile on a vocalist since I don´t know when and the sun continue to shine Dark Tranquillity bring their melodic death metal to Sabaton Open air and with them a good portion of the festival attendances. A nice surprise.

The professionality of the band shines through from the first second. Another thing I thought was odd were that they played as the second act of the day! I was maybe the only one who cared because the band and particularly Mikael Stanne – the singer didn’t give a damn. He had a good time that is for sure. I have not been to the festival for ten years but tell me- how many moshpits has there been on Lugnets Ski Stadium through the years?
The band and the crowd were in sync completely. My fears thrown out off the Ski Jumping hill to the right of the stage.

“Atoma”,”Thereln”was the best of course along “Lost To apathy”.
I have not seen DT since forever it feels today, but bringing out a song from 1999. Was it a standard track in the setlist or was it a homage to the fans who has followed the band since the beginning.

Now off to the merchstand for a new shirt…great gig.

Photo: Peter Andersson Öhrn

Who: Dark Tranquillity
Where: Sabaton Open Air, Falun
When: 2022-08-04
Rate: 8/10

Dark Tranquillity Live at Sabaton Open Air 2022-08-04

August 5, 2022

Another thing I thought was odd were that they played as the second act of the day! I was maybe the only one who cared because the band and particularly Mikael Stanne – the singer didn’t give a damn.

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