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CULT OF LUNA
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE HIGHWAY
EARACHE

Swedish sensation Cult of Luna outdo themselves again on the expansive eight-piece outfit's latest, the staggeringly stunning seven-track SOMEWHERE ALONG THE HIGHWAY. Songs like "And With Her Came the Birds" display this group's unmatchable prowess of constructing massive atmospheres and luscious soundscapes while "Dark City, Dead Man" is just one example which showcases the pristine guitars, dramatic percussion, and rousing arrangements which morphs from moody instrumental interlude to harshly vocalized post-hardcore and full-on avant garde metal. Marvelous and triumphant, Cult of Luna's grandiose style, immense depth, and uncanny knack to roll Pink Floyd, Tool, Isis, and Neurosis into one is a must for fans of viscerally soul crushing and multi-faceted metal, and makes for the most elegant heavy listening experience of this year.
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