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THE BEYOND

Cult Of Luna

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.24 | 39 ratings

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progtime1234567
4 stars The Beyond is what Cult of Luna is all about, as well as post metal for that matter. The Beyond has atmospheric parts, sludge metal riffs, and screamed vocals. Being my third Cult of Luna album, It is tied with Mariner, with Somewhere Along the Highway being my favorite, just like everyone else. I haven't heard the band's first album but from what I've heard, The Beyond is an extension of their debut, If this is true then there's a little less Cult of Luna for my life. Jokes aside, the album is pretty good.

With a length of about 70 minutes, some people may be turned away from the album but I wasn't. The artwork is appealing to my eye and the music is appealing to my ears. As a fan of post metal (Experimental/Post Metal is like my second most reviewed sub-genre on this website) I ignored the longer length and immersed myself in the music. The music is repetitive, sludge and doom metal riffage that has lot's of atmosphere. (The definition of post metal) The atmospheric parts serve as breaks from the heaviness, and they add variety to the music.

Cult of Luna album number three down the drain. I love Cult of Luna and this album is great. Of course, if you're getting into the band, you should start with Somewhere Along the Highway. If you choose to ignore me, don't worry, this album is great, too.

progtime1234567 | 4/5 |

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