This is the point where Cult of Luna discovers their most primal sound, the reason why they make music. Emotional honest and inspiring. A journey of male loneliness in a desperate attempt achieve salvation. Highly recommended.
This album is still growing on me. While I have been listening to this album for a few months now I still feel like their is still more to this album I am missing. Right now I think it is a 4.2 but I see that changing to a 4.5 as I continue to listen to it. While I don't think this album is better than Salvation due to "Thirtyfour" and "Dim" lacking enough vocals, "And With Her Came The Birds" more than makes up for those two tracks by being one of the creepiest and haunting songs I have ever heard. Overall a great listen that you won't get tired of listening to.
This album almost seems like Salvation pt. 2. There's a lot of idea carried over from that album to SATH. It's still quite original but I don't like the way the vocals have been nearly fully drowned out by the instruments this time around. Nevertheless a good album by a band that wipes the floor with most of these Neurosis-y type bands.