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


42226 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Is amazing, not in the same league though.

minty901
June 9th 2013


2168 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


26513 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

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

Digging: Elysia Crampton - American Drift

climactic
June 9th 2013


20650 Comments


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

minty901
June 9th 2013


2168 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


2168 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


10457 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Awake in Sleep are alright, but not that awesome

Relinquished
June 9th 2013


29413 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

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


22628 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lo fucking l



alex why are you even wasting your time with this guy

Shuyin
June 9th 2013


12486 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


8542 Comments


Lol minty that was so dumb

climactic
June 9th 2013


20650 Comments


huh.. Finland?


and a lot of other CoL songs lol

Shuyin
June 9th 2013


12486 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


2168 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


10457 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


2168 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


10457 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


2168 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.

johnnydeking29
June 14th 2013


10457 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dim is fucking ridiculous

Volt2187
June 16th 2013


242 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah this album took me a while to really appreciate. I remember having shuffle on and Finland came on and it just hit me. Loved it ever since.



And Minty, you'll probably like "In Awe Of" off of Vertikal. It never really slows down much and just flows perfectly. Probably my favorite CoL song.



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