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Vertikal

29 Jan 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Jan 2013
  • Label: Indie Recordings
  • Copyright: 2013 Indie Recordings
  • Total Length: 1:06:41
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  • ASIN: B00C42G4L6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,774 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Schpleeb on 6 Feb 2013
Format: Audio CD
So, 5 years have elapsed since Cult of Luna were writing and recording Eternal Kingdom, and now they have returned to the studio to dish out another 60 or so minutes of cathartic goodness.

'Vertikal' manages to carve out a new direction for the band in style and production, and yet retain their unmistakable brand of crushing post-metal, and it all comes off as effortless and natural as usual. The dystopian imagery and art that they have surrounded themselves with and cited as inspiration for the album is apparent after just a few seconds of intro 'The One', which brings to mind the brilliantly ominous intro 'Inside Fort Meade' from 2003's 'The Beyond'. [A decade ago already? I know.]

Dark synths then give way to a brutal and familiar wall of distortion and anger, which we have come to know and love down the years. 'I: The Weapon' is one of the strongest and instantly catchy tracks on the album, a true headbanger. We then again explore slightly new territory in sprawling 19 minute opus 'Vicarious Redemption', which does not outstay its welcome nor sound forced. If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today, I can imagine him enjoying the suspense here! Arguably the focal centrepoint of the record and also perhaps one of the finest songs they have ever written. A voyage.

There is time to catch your breath during interlude 'The Sweep', which comes and goes without offering much other than cementing the dark cold and sci-fi atmosphere. The sound of repetition and fear continues through the track 'Synchronicity', which carries a quite brilliant riff for seven minutes through subtle variations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N C Clemence on 25 Feb 2013
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I drove to Sheffield in dangerous snow to see this band and then failed to get back, as the driving conditions were too dangerous, getting stranded at a cheap hotel near Wakefield! Cult of Luna at their best and what particularly stands out here is that the synths have really been used to great effect, as well as the inclusion on more clean vocals to give a stronger emotional depth. Get this album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emperor on 4 April 2013
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It took some time in coming, but worth every second of waiting. If you are already a convert, fear not and purchase as you will not be disappointed. If you have yet to explore the sounds made by these great musicians, this is as good a place as any to start and I can assure you the back catalogue will soon follow this into your collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee Goudie on 2 Mar 2013
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Best listened to in one sitting, Cult of Luna have returned with yet more goosebump inducing music.
I thought it would be hard for them to top their last but they have achieved that and then some.
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