Cult Of Luna – self-titled Double LP
The first album, released in 2001 by Rage of Achilles, not long after the demise of their earlier incarnation as Eclipse (a brattier hardcore band in the style on early Converge and JR Ewing). It’s no secret that Cult Of Luna drew heavily from the Neurosis/Isis school of slow-thick-and-heavy, to which they added their own distinctly Nordic, icey, elemental intensity. And lets face it, Isis were a bit of a snoozefest; Neurois has peaked years ago with The Word As Law. The stage was set for Cult Of Luna to snowplow their way in, and claim the throne of this apoclyptic post-metal as their own. Which they duly did. And have remained thus seated ever since.