Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna is a Swedish sludge/post-metal band from Ume√•.
Cult of Luna's early material was heavy doom/sludge metal but on their "breakthrough" album Salvation (2004) They changed their sound to more atmospheric and less aggressive. Fans and critics have termed this sound post-metal. The band is considered to be at the forefront of the genre, along with contemporary proponents Neurosis and Isis.
Cult of Luna songs are often long, slow, repetitive and crushing, heavy sections of distorted guitars often interspersed with orchestral interludes and extended, post-rock-esque forays. Their songstructures usually rely more on crecendos and dynamic changes between heavier parts and calm parts istead of traditional verse-chorus-verse structure.
Six of the eight band members are vegetarians which can sometimes be seen in their lyrics which deal with the dangers of globalisation and political propaganda.
Somewhere Along the Highway (2006) is slightly different from the previous releases in its thematic basis. It focuses on personal matters, specifically male loneliness.
Their latest album Eternal Kingdom (2008) is based on a diary that the band members found from their rehersal space which used to be a mental institution. The diary of Holger Nilsson, a former inmate placed there after drowning his wife. The diary was titled 'Tales from the Eternal Kingdom'. In the diary, Nilsson blamed the death of his wife on the N√§cken, a Swedish folk entity. The diary created a completely imagined world in which owl men and tree men all contributed to a fantasy story that explained why Nilsson was innocent of the crime. The band later released an audio book Eviga Riket (2010) based on the diary.
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Klas Rydberg – vocals
Johannes Persson – guitars, vocals
Erik Olofsson – guitars
Fredrik Kihlberg –guitar, vocals
Andreas Johansson – bass guitar
Anders Teglund – keyboards, samples
Thomas Hedlund – drums
Magnus L√*ndberg – drums
Split with Switchblade (7") (2000)
Cult of Luna (2001)
Cult of Luna (EP) (2002)
The Beyond (2003)
Somewhere Along the Highway (2006)
Eternal Kingdom (2008)
DVD Fire was Born (2009)
Audio book Eviga riket (2010)
YouTube - Cult of Luna - Adrift
YouTube - Cult of Luna - "Leave Me Here" Earache Records
YouTube - Cult Of Luna- Finland
YouTube - Cult of Luna - owlwood
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