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HARK – Crystalline

What is it about stoner sound that holds so much power? Is it the unbridled joy in simply letting the guitars go, keeping your sound dirty and free? Or perhaps the rolling drums simply reverberate in that certain way to set our hearts a-thumping. Whatever it is that makes this genre so powerful, HARK have heaps of it.
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The Kindred – Life in Lucidity

Life In Lucidity carries an aura of kaleidoscopic folk, with various keyboards, acoustic guitars, and soulful if-not-flamboyantly soaring vocals to create an atmosphere that is nearly unparalleled in their genre. If there's one way to sum up Life in Lucidity, it would be: intelligent, yet with a heart that beats.
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Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity: The Heavy Blog Is Heavy Interview

One of the original melodic death metal bands, Dark Tranquillity are still going strong after twenty years. Now, their tenth studio album Construct is on its way, and I've had the joy of being able to chat with singer Mikael Stanne about the album, his life and metal in general. He's one of my favorite vocalists in metal, and he's a great guy. So join me in my fanboy moment as Mikael shares the wisdom of a long and storied career as one of the innovators of a genre.