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Release date: 25 January 2013
Style: Atmospheric sludge metal, Post-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]

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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

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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.

published 21.01.2013 | Comments (14)

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tea[m]ster - 18.12.2013 at 22:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 17.12.2013 at 22:15

As for this album; I think it's quickly becoming my favorite of theirs. I can't get enough of the urban mood being conveyed.

Nothing will ever, EVER surpass SAtH. However, this is second.
Pazdzioch - 18.12.2013 at 22:43  
  Weird, because "Salvation" is by far my fave of theirs Tracks like "Waiting For You" (THAT damn-fucking-heavy-ending) simply define post-metal for me.

Our disagreement as to their best effort just shows how cool/comparable shizzle they released through the years...
Fearmeister - 31.12.2013 at 21:37  
Rating: 8 I love how the album basically starts with the Blade Runner soundtrack
Lit. - 17.01.2014 at 22:28  
  Dat urban atmosphere that reminds me of this old racing game I used to play called Powerslide.

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