Cult Of Luna: Completely spontaneous process

Cult Of Luna – A Dawn To Fear

The Cult Of Luna are from Umeå in Sweden, and plays a very intense experimental post metal. The vocals are monotonic and it’s how they’re meant to be and it’s just fine that way, let them crush you that it really clicked. The band states about their music, «A journey that has kept us moving for two decades has changed character. From the other to the inner. To the inland. Toward the lights on the hill».

So far the band have released seven album, and the eight A Drawn To Fear was recently released. The song The Silent Man, A Dawn To Fear Pt. 1.

Vocalist/guitarist and lead songwriter Johannes Persson says, «Going into the process, we knew the album we wanted to make, an antithesis of what we’ve done before. For pretty much every album there’s been a very concrete theme. We’ve known from the start the kind of story we wanted to tell, and I didn’t want that to be the case. I’ve seen a lot of subtle changes and patterns in my own behavior and my own thinking the last couple of years, and I wanted this to be a completely spontaneous process. I just wanted to see what came out of me, and A Dawn To Fear is the result of that». The track The Silent Man,

The new album have eight track and a running seventy-nine minutes, and the music is epic, emotive, inventive and heavy. The music is brimming with everything we could expect from the band, but also covering new ground. A Dawn To Fear are heavier their two last albums, both in terms of the sheer density of the music and its tone. Cult Of Luna was in the studio for eleven days. Then they have enough music for a double album. They soon decided to not cut songs. The music is more melancholic than ever, and much use of acoustic instruments and organs. The track Lay Your Head to Rest (A Dawn to Fear pt. 2),

Cult Of Luna songs are traditionally long, slow, repetitive and crushing, heavy sections of distorted guitars often interspersed with orchestral interludes or extended, post-rock-esque forays. They avoid conventional song structures, opting for a sound that evolves throughout a song, sometimes toward a climactic crescendo, instead of a verse-chorus-verse pattern. That style, incorporating sections of light and dark into their music, has led to comparisons with contemporaries such as Isis, Callisto and Pelican as well as the significantly older Neurosis.


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Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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