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Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Metal
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Vinyl LP pressing of this 2003 album from the Swedish Metalcore band. . Earache.


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All Artists: Cult of Luna
Title: Cult of Luna
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Earache UK
Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Metal
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


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Vinyl LP pressing of this 2003 album from the Swedish Metalcore band. . Earache.

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Massive release from moody swedes
Mr. M. C. Hood | Bury St Edmunds, England | 03/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"With sunny pop-punk and whiney emocore bands breeding like a virus over the world's airwaves many a rock fan is searching for something to rekindle the link between heavy metal and all things dark.

look no further than sweden's Cult of Luna. to describe this band as sludgecore or doom would be doing them a great disservice. while the snail's pace tempos, crushingly heavy riffs and lumbering bass lines may echo acts such as iron monkey or electric wizard in this slice of post-apocalyptic cinematic doomcore COL have created something entirely unique. unlike the southern fried boogie of american contemporaries such as eyehategod or misanthropic beligerance of uk stalwarts mistress COL have shunned outright brutality for something altogether more eerie. one can only assume the dark nights and long winters in sweden have pushed these musicians over the edge of sanity and deep into their own nightmares.

like a less pretentious isis or a rawer sounding neurosis Cult of Luna's riffs cascade in an avalanche of feedback whilst the vocals wail and moan from somewhere deep within the mountains. but they are by no means a one trick pony. as the desolate and icey sludgescapes painted by swathes of mournful sound are balanced with passages of calm, almost warming, swedish influenced folk. yet such is COL's intellectual grasp of dynamics that these acoustic interludes do nothing to soften the brutality of the harsher aspects of the music. rather, after being battered by a mammoth riff they sooth the listener preparing them for the next onslaught of titanic heaviosity.

there are no real standout tracks on this album. the whole thing needs to be taken in as a piece of work in its entirety it is not to be dipped in and out of. simply put the disc in, crank up the volume 11 and allow cult of luna to engrave their bleak vision of the lonliness of a snowswept wasteland on your mind.