Cult Of Luna - Vertikal


8.3 | 206 votes |
Release date: 25 January 2013
Style: Post-metal, Sludge metal

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01. The One
02. I: The Weapon
03. Vicarious Redemption
04. The Sweep
05. Synchronicity
06. Mute Departure
07. Disharmonia
08. In Awe Of
09. Passing Through
10. The Flow Reversed [limited edition bonus]

Line-up
Anders Teglund - keyboards, samples
Fredrik Kihlberg - guitars, vocals
Johannes Persson - guitars, vocals
Erik Olofsson - guitars
Thomas Hedlund - drums, percussion
Magnus Lindberg - drums
Andreas Johansson - bass

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.5
Rarely does an album place you in the exact environment which its creators would have you experience. Even rarer, in my experience, is when such is achieved within the wide reaching scope of post-metal; albums can be loose in their effort to engage the listener and they tend to be vague in their atmospheric axis points. The lines of latitude are often blurred and while an atmosphere is usually present it can be an altogether indifferent experience as you fail to identify your location. Yet listening to Cult Of Luna's latest release Vertikal you'll likely be more the wiser about your surroundings.

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published 21.01.2013 | Comments (14)

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04.01.2013 - 16:18
Rating: 8
Demerzel
It seems that they've just bested all of their previous efforts. Some really intense stuff, a bit darker than usual.
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04.01.2013 - 19:54
!J.O.O.E.!
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Yep, this is quite a brilliant record. CoL have mastered a genre which can often be very boring with dynamic, varied and interesting songs. Once again they're without peer in their area of music.
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04.01.2013 - 22:11
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Guest on 04.01.2013 at 19:54

Once again they're without peer in their area of music.


But their are others REAL CLOSE!
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04.01.2013 - 22:49
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by tea[m]ster on 04.01.2013 at 22:11

But their are others REAL CLOSE!

Probably
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04.01.2013 - 23:20
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 04.01.2013 at 19:54

Yep, this is quite a brilliant record. CoL have mastered a genre which can often be very boring with dynamic, varied and interesting songs. Once again they're without peer in their area of music.


Neurosis definitely let me down with the latest. Too safe... So atm I only see this band standing up. Hopefully Neurosis will get their shit together and make a better album so I can at least say that I enjoy more than just one band from this almost-dead genre. I give them the benefit of doubt since this is the first time I feel meh about their material.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.01.2013 - 23:24
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.01.2013 at 23:20

Neurosis definitely let me down with the latest. Too safe... So atm I only see this band standing up. Hopefully Neurosis will get their shit together and make a better album so I can at least say that I enjoy more than just one band from this almost-dead genre. I give them the benefit of doubt since this is the first time I feel meh about their material.

Yeah I felt the same about the recent Neurosis. It was very meh, but still seemed to appear on every end-of-year list out there. I think you'll like this record. Each song seems to have an usual effect or texture, or an uncharacteristic melodic lead that really feels fresh for the band, and even genre.
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04.01.2013 - 23:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 04.01.2013 at 23:24
Yeah I felt the same about the recent Neurosis. It was very meh, but still seemed to appear on every end-of-year list out there. I think you'll like this record. Each song seems to have an usual effect or texture, or an uncharacteristic melodic lead that really feels fresh for the band, and even genre.


I'll check it out asap. Can't wait to see them live at roadburn sicne they will obviously play some new stuff.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.01.2013 - 23:53
Rating: 8
Alex F
yeah man
Written by Guest on 04.01.2013 at 19:54

Yep, this is quite a brilliant record. CoL have mastered a genre which can often be very boring with dynamic, varied and interesting songs. Once again they're without peer in their area of music.

Have to agree with you, 2013's only just begun and I've listened to some great albums (this included)
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04.01.2013 - 23:58
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Alex F on 04.01.2013 at 23:53

Have to agree with you, 2013's only just begun and I've listened to some great albums (this included)

Indeed. I still think there's a chance Abyssal's 1st of January release could go on to conquer all other albums this year.
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05.01.2013 - 00:09
Rating: 8
Alex F
yeah man
Written by Guest on 04.01.2013 at 23:58

Written by Alex F on 04.01.2013 at 23:53

Have to agree with you, 2013's only just begun and I've listened to some great albums (this included)

Indeed. I still think there's a chance Abyssal's 1st of January release could go on to conquer all other albums this year.

I agree on that completely. If it were a 2012 release it would only be beaten by Igorrr's and possibly Liber II
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05.01.2013 - 00:15
IronAngel
Low and Cult of Luna is a great way to start the year. On first listen, I'm quite happy with this album. Theirs have always been growers for me, so no doubt it'll end up towards the top of my year-end list. Almost want to drop my 2012 albums and move on to this full-time.
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05.01.2013 - 02:58
Rating: 8
Hallford9000
Where do you listen to this?
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05.01.2013 - 10:10
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Hallford9000 on 05.01.2013 at 02:58

Where do you listen to this?


youtube , there are a bunch of tracks on it.
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05.01.2013 - 15:44
Paz
News Man
With these guys you can't go wrong. Another excellent album in their impressive discography.
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Digging: Czeluść Vol. #2
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05.01.2013 - 16:25
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
This is so good, exceeds all my expectations. Crushes Eternal Kingdom tenfold. Couldn't be more happier!
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05.01.2013 - 19:34
Paz
News Man
My favorite track:

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05.01.2013 - 23:00
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
A truly great album. I liked the variation in the songs. I haven't seen the movie that the album is inspired by, but I definitely got a science fiction vibe from it.
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08.01.2013 - 19:59
baldur
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.01.2013 at 23:20


So atm I only see this band standing up.


Amenra released a new album which is pretty good.
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11.01.2013 - 23:58
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Oh my god ! what a brilliant record.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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12.01.2013 - 11:43
Rating: 9
Monolithic
♠♠♠
What in the world....? This is really amazing! and I thought they couldn't do anything darker than "Eternal Kingdom". They've totally outdone themselves.
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13.01.2013 - 14:38
John Shock
Already listened to it, already awesome! \m/
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17.01.2013 - 15:41
oroboros
This is quite fabulous.
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21.01.2013 - 10:22
Rating: 9
Monolithic
♠♠♠
"Mute Departure" is a killer song! AWE-some.
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25.01.2013 - 00:51
Rating: 8
Ab.Victor
عرص
Written by Monolithic on 21.01.2013 at 10:22

"Mute Departure" is a killer song! AWE-some.

Exactly! It Is my favorite ,, and the album is really good
COL is the Ultimate sludge weapon
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Stab me with hate
Enforce my fate
Pain's my belonging
To death I am longing
The death I desire
The dead I admire
See no more illusion
Just thy persecution

So finish your work
Stab me with fork
Torture with knife
End useless life
Slit all my wrists
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07.02.2013 - 02:31
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Paz on 05.01.2013 at 19:34

My favorite track:


Nice! That's my favorite too! I love this album. I was a bit worried, 5 years is a long time and I didn't especially care for Eternal Kingdom
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10.02.2013 - 00:48
Rating: 7
Dentura
Shadow King
I really enjoyed this release, it starts to drag a little bit after "Synchronicity" for me, but as a whole, it's still a great album.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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16.02.2013 - 13:12
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
This album has a lot of depth to it. I'm really enjoying it and feel like there's still a lot more to discover.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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20.02.2013 - 04:10
Rating: 8
Hallford9000
After I am gone with the hype, I can now say it, this is to me the best COL album, although Somwhere along the Highway is real close.
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25.02.2013 - 22:59
Rating: 3
VforVendetta
It was noise. It's so awkward that "Noise" can be recorded and is being released. Why people waste their money on such a kind of stuff. You may buy a broken mincer and stick your ear to it. I bet it has more desirable sound than "Cult of Luna" !!
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26.02.2013 - 01:34
Rating: 9
Atrus
This album is awesome.
I see here too much hate to Eternal Kingdom... one of the best albums of CoL IMO
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