Label: Metal Blade
Post Metal gigants Cult of Luna are back with a brand new album. It is called “A Dawn To Fear” and it is out now.
With already an impressive career on hands the band is still seeking some challenge to themselves. “A Dawn To Fear” shows an album that has the band putting down the confidential sound of Cult of Luna yet bringing in some light at places I would not have expected it. Not all band manage to still surprise after many releases so that is immediately captivating me.
Listen for example to the second track of the album “Lay Your Head To Rest”. The band released this one a single also and it makes sense. It is recognizable as a specific Cult of Luna track and yet they incorperate a strong melody into the song, making it easy to connect with the music. In general you could say the whole release is a bit more accesible than what the band did before, creating a bridge for a wider range of audience to dig into their discography. Also they innovate by using organ into this release. It gives the song something extra here with the way of using it.
Altogether, we can go and throw superlatives around but usually there are a lot of other sources to find for that when it comes to this genre. Post Metal fans will adore this one just as much as the older ones, but for people who always considered Cult of Luna a bit too much for their taste, this album may change your mind. It is a pleasant album, taking Cult of Luna to a wider audience without losing their own identity.
- Johannes Persson – Vocals, guitar
- Magnus Lindberg – Drums
- Andreas Johansson – Bass
- Fredrik Kihlberg – Guitar, vocals
- Kristian Karlsson – Keys, vocals
- Thomas Hedlund – Drums, percussion
- The Silent Man
- Lay Your Head To Rest
- A Dawn To Fear
- Lights On The Hill
- We Feel The End
- Inland Rain
- The Fall