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Dark Tranquility — Atoma

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ Not content to serve up another satisfying helping of the Gothenburg melodeath sound that they helped pioneer, DT actually push things forward a bit on their latest album. There’s a slightly greater reliance on shredtastic riffage (for the win), while the melodrama remains effective. And their accessibility on tracks like the title track doesn’t rely on hackneyed clichés, instead elevating their gothic leanings into something more.