Swedish sludge metal act Cult Of Luna are still churning 'em out after a decade of releasing average quality work and slowly showing signs of improvement on 2013's Vertikal.
With traces of doom metal, post-rock and sloppily layered electronics, the group's eagerness to keep on pushing forward with creativity is admirable but needs some serious tweaking or more concentration on quality to fully gel together. The album isn't bad by any means, in fact it's quite interesting from a textural and innovative point of view but I just can't shake the feeling that they can do better. Which can only mean one thing: the best is yet to come.
3 Metropolis' out of 5