Cult of LunaVertikal - 2013Eternal Kingdom - 2008Somewhere Along The Highway - 2006Salvation - 2004
Post Metal, Sludge Metal, Post Rock, Progressive, Experimental
Forming from the demise of a hardcore band, Cult of Luna began with the same sort of sludge/hardcore style on their first two releases in the early 2000s. However, their sound diversified significantly on 2004's Salvation to encompass a wide range of metal and rock styles, including post-rock and ambient passages. Since then, they have become one of the prominent artists in the genre, and one of the better-known acts in the metal scene as a whole. Their sound can be categorised as a hypnotic repetition of post-metal aesthetics, regularly featuring long tracks and repeating signatures; along with the requisite harsh vocals.
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