Cult Of Luna - The Raging River [EP]



8.3 | 96 votes |
Release date: 5 February 2021
Style: Post-metal, Sludge metal

Owners:

36 have it
7 want it


01. Three Bridges
02. What I Leave Behind
03. Inside Of A Dream [feat. Mark Lanegan]
04. I Remember
05. Wave After Wave

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.8
I didn't expect to get this far into 2021 before writing my first review, but if there's any band worth getting out of a rut for, it's Cult Of Luna.

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published 02.02.2021 | Comments (1)

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12.11.2020 - 18:04
Rating: 9
musclassia

Not entirely sure if they're considering it an EP or Full-length; it's only 5 tracks, but it does run to nearly 40 mins in length based on the tracklist lengths posted on their facebook

In any case, always stoked for more CoL
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12.11.2020 - 18:15
Liafev

Isn't the date wrong though ? That's for next year no ?
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Ben's history in music

"overrated" is a word for the arrogants!
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12.11.2020 - 21:32
Rating: 9
musclassia

Written by Liafev on 12.11.2020 at 18:15

Isn't the date wrong though ? That's for next year no ?


Yeah, I got the year wrong when I made the album, fixed now
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13.11.2020 - 05:51
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by musclassia on 12.11.2020 at 18:04

Not entirely sure if they're considering it an EP or Full-length; it's only 5 tracks, but it does run to nearly 40 mins in length based on the tracklist lengths posted on their facebook

In any case, always stoked for more CoL

I think the cut-off for an EP is somewhere between 25-30 mins. We can make it an album unless it explicitly states elsewhere
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13.11.2020 - 09:57
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by LeKiwi on 13.11.2020 at 05:51

I think the cut-off for an EP is somewhere between 25-30 mins. We can make it an album unless it explicitly states elsewhere

Everything about it suggests it's an LP: the way it's being marketed, the run time, the price tag...

Not sure why it was added as an EP in the news posted here.

Bandcamp page
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13.11.2020 - 10:41
nikarg
Mod
It says new EP here.
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13.11.2020 - 11:45
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by nikarg on 13.11.2020 at 10:41

It says new EP here.

Weird. I guess that explains the news article we posted, it just seems strange to market it as an EP considering everything about it. Most bands would advertise 40 minutes of new material as a full-length album.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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13.11.2020 - 11:59
Rating: 9
musclassia

Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.11.2020 at 11:45

Written by nikarg on 13.11.2020 at 10:41

It says new EP here.

Weird. I guess that explains the news article we posted, it just seems strange to market it as an EP considering everything about it. Most bands would advertise 40 minutes of new material as a full-length album.


I guess compared to the 80 minutes on A Dawn To Fear it's bitesize in comparison; they've also given it a lower price tag than their normal albums. But yeah, it's a lengthy EP (not that I'm complaining)
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13.11.2020 - 12:07
Rating: 10
Charlotbk

Written by musclassia on 13.11.2020 at 11:59

Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.11.2020 at 11:45

Written by nikarg on 13.11.2020 at 10:41

It says new EP here.

Weird. I guess that explains the news article we posted, it just seems strange to market it as an EP considering everything about it. Most bands would advertise 40 minutes of new material as a full-length album.


I guess compared to the 80 minutes on A Dawn To Fear it's bitesize in comparison; they've also given it a lower price tag than their normal albums. But yeah, it's a lengthy EP (not that I'm complaining)




I think it's funny Slayer - Reign In Blood 28min59 and most of the municpal waste album are below 30 min .... but yes for Cult Of Luna this is short but can't wait I ordered 2 vinyls .
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12.12.2020 - 13:54
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi

I think we should have it as an album here, so more people notice it and get to listen to it. Even if it's an EP by their words, it's a lot of new material. Judging by the first single, this will be way better than a dawn to fear, as well. Which says a lot, cause that was a splendid album.
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12.12.2020 - 18:14
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Kuroboshi on 12.12.2020 at 13:54

I think we should have it as an album here, so more people notice it and get to listen to it. Even if it's an EP by their words, it's a lot of new material. Judging by the first single, this will be way better than a dawn to fear, as well. Which says a lot, cause that was a splendid album.

Not sure how you can say that after one song but yes I am excited too
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12.12.2020 - 23:58
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi

Written by tea[m]ster on 12.12.2020 at 18:14

Not sure how you can say that after one song but yes I am excited too

'Cause I think it's better than any song on the last... three albums! All aboard the hype train.
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13.12.2020 - 14:26
Rating: 9
musclassia

Written by Kuroboshi on 12.12.2020 at 23:58

Written by tea[m]ster on 12.12.2020 at 18:14

Not sure how you can say that after one song but yes I am excited too

'Cause I think it's better than any song on the last... three albums! All aboard the hype train.


Lol I think it's weaker than 80% of the songs across the last 3 albums - I still like it a lot but dunno how anyone could consider it better than The Weapon, Vicarious Redemption, In Awe Of, Chevron, Cygnus, The Silent Man, Lights On The Hill, The Fall... Hyped for it, but bizarre to see it considered by anyone as better than everything from the last 3 albums
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13.12.2020 - 18:47
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Mark Lanegan o:
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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15.12.2020 - 09:23
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi

Written by musclassia on 13.12.2020 at 14:26

Lol I think it's weaker than 80% of the songs across the last 3 albums - I still like it a lot but dunno how anyone could consider it better than The Weapon, Vicarious Redemption, In Awe Of, Chevron, Cygnus, The Silent Man, Lights On The Hill, The Fall... Hyped for it, but bizarre to see it considered by anyone as better than everything from the last 3 albums

Don't get me wrong friend , I love those songs you mention, and a lot others of course from those albums too. After all, my favorite band of all time. It's just that Three Bridges strike a chord similar to SATH in me, which I've longed for.
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05.02.2021 - 04:05
Rating: 6
quieted_darkness

Country blues (I think) track is a nice touch though this is my first time listening to an CoL album so not sure if they've done it before. Catchy drum beat in, "Wave After Wave".
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05.02.2021 - 16:04
Rafael Cevidanes
Account deleted
Not much different from A Dawn to Fear. An outtakes collection, maybe. Just as good, though. These guys are pretty damn good.
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02.05.2021 - 22:39
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Powerful record.

What itching me is wish this record could have been full length seeing the crushingly beautiful momentum that carried away from the start.

Looking forward to full length. Will wait astoundingly.
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03.05.2021 - 12:26
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
CoL is on a row! Great record
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He who is not bold enough
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20.07.2021 - 02:33
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
It's safe to assume at some point the Midas touch will fade, but that isn't the case here. Just another solid archetypal Cult of Luna banger from start to finish.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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28.07.2021 - 17:16
Rating: 8
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
It's curious how this is just regular post metal, just like a thousand bands. Except that the thousand bands sound bland, but Cult of Luna just doesn't. In fact they make you want to keep listening from start to finish

The difference actual songwriting makes
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