Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
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Volt2187
June 9th 2013


241 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nah, Thirtyfour and Dim are some of the best 20 minutes for post-metal period. Love those 2 songs.



I've actually grown to like this album more than Panopticon and I fucking love Panopticon.

climactic
June 9th 2013


20361 Comments


salv

BigPleb
June 9th 2013


40262 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Is amazing, not in the same league though.

minty901
June 9th 2013


2141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

got salvation and somewhere along the highway. don't like either. but for some reason i'm still really compelled to get into this band and am tempted to buy vertikal. should i bother? my problem with this band is they're so slow all the time and then just explode in growly heavy sludge. it's either quiet or its loud, but it's always slow. does vertikal change that up at all?

Cygnatti
June 9th 2013


24192 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

minty, I'm pretty sure you described most of post metal.

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climactic
June 9th 2013


20361 Comments


if you dont like either of those albums i doubt you'll like vertikal

minty901
June 9th 2013


2141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

isis is nothing like cult of luna. they have a lot of midtempo moments and their music is often more middling in volume as well. not just either really quiet or really loud. they often groove and wander in their songs. i just find every climax so formulaic with cult of luna. mostly going by salvation though as that's the last one i remember hearing. i do really like amenra's mass v though, even though it's pretty much the same as how i described cult of luna. maybe it's the production on that that i love.

minty901
June 9th 2013


2141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

rosetta aren't like that either. they have a lot of more upbeat music and maintain the intensity for a lot longer. awake in sleep is another awesome post-metal band akin to isis. rituals is a great post-metal band -- they're like cult of luna but have gradual builds, not just obvious explosions.

johnnydeking29
June 9th 2013


10075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Awake in Sleep are alright, but not that awesome

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Relinquished
June 9th 2013


28071 Comments


yeah they're nothing to write home about.

i just find every climax so formulaic with cult of luna.


then fix your ears or listen, don't hear, the music this time.

if you listen to their earlier records then maybe you'll understand their style and how it changed
throughout their works. just remember that post-metal never was meant to be post-rock with metal like
how it's wrongfully thought as /#postmetalmaster

ShadowRemains
June 9th 2013


22114 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lo fucking l



alex why are you even wasting your time with this guy

Shuyin
June 9th 2013


12334 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

'my problem with this band is they're so slow all the time and then just explode in growly heavy sludge. it's either quiet or its loud, but it's always slow. does vertikal change that up at all?'



'rituals is a great post-metal band -- they're like cult of luna but have gradual builds, not just obvious explosions.'



huh.. Finland?



mindleviticus
June 9th 2013


8428 Comments


Lol minty that was so dumb

climactic
June 9th 2013


20361 Comments


huh.. Finland?


and a lot of other CoL songs lol

Shuyin
June 9th 2013


12334 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

too many to name



i guess we all like entry level shit and minty is too elite for CoL

minty901
June 10th 2013


2141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

*sigh* people always get defensive whenever someone has a negative opinion that doesnt agree with their own. its annoying. im not an elite postmetal fan, i only got into the genre very recently. im not dumb for having an opinion grow up people. was merely looking for advice on whether i should get vertikal cause this band still intrigues me.

johnnydeking29
June 10th 2013


10075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Give Vertikal a try; Vicarious Redemption has a really extended built that's gradual rather than immediate and In Awe Of uses a decent dynamic range as well

minty901
June 10th 2013


2141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

alright i will do. thanks for the cogent response. and as i said, im not a postmetal elitist, so if anyone has recs for me that are more along the lines of isis and awake in sleep (wandering and varied without such a constant focus on atmosphere and power) then send them my way

johnnydeking29
June 10th 2013


10075 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Well, if you haven't heard The Fire in our Throats... (Pelican), you should check that; all those songs wander a lot

minty901
June 10th 2013


2141 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah i have that. not bad. defo more of the kind of thing im looking for. either way i just relistened to this and its nowhere near as dull as i remember. will up to a 3. it isnt just all obvious explosions; im thinking that might more apply to salvation. finland has nice postrock elements and dim reminds me of isis' weight. first track and the other slow folky one are both interminable and lifeless though imo.



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