Vertikal, the new studio album from Sweden’s own Cult of Luna, will be released in Europe on January 25 through Indie Recordings and in the U.S. on January 29 on Density Records.
A press release claims Vertikal “marks a much-anticipated return for the band after five years spent cultivating the ideas and directing the influences that have helped form a concept for the album.”
It adds: “Distilled throughout are themes of machinery, repetition and clear, linear structures honed to the visual imagery of Fritz Lang’s classic expressionist science fiction film ‘Metropolis.’ The music broods, builds and boils as you may expect from Cult of Luna, but never overcomplicates itself or veers from its intentions; it is arguably their finest and most cohesive piece of work to date.”
The band offered: “Before we started writing, we were keen to find a theme that in a very direct way could be shown through the music, and we hope to have achieved this. We developed clear structures — very linear, refusing to over complicate the writing process.”
I can not wait to hear this bad boy. Who’s with me?