The Beyond (album)

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The Beyond
Cult of Luna - The Beyond.jpg
Studio album by Cult of Luna
Released February 10, 2003
Recorded 2002, Tonteknik Recording, Umea, Sweden
Genre Sludge metal, doom metal, post-metal[1]
Length 74:47
Label Earache Records
(MOSH 263CD)
Producer Cult of Luna; Magnus Lindberg
Cult of Luna chronology
Cult of Luna (EP)
(2002)
The Beyond
(2003)
Salvation
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Beyond is the second studio album by Swedish post-metal band Cult of Luna, released in 2003. The subject matter is dissent with authorities, similar in some ways to contemporaries Isis' Panopticon. This album sees the rawness of the self-titled debut channeled into a cleaner sounding and more crisply produced sound. The tempo is slowed and the feeling is of a more expansive, reflective album, which almost bridges the gap between Cult of Luna and Salvation, leaning more towards the former (elements of which can be heard in "Arrival", "Leash" and "Deliverance", whilst "Circle" has the most similarity to the latter).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Cult of Luna.

  1. "Inside Fort Meade" – 0:44
  2. "Receiver" – 8:08
  3. "Genesis" – 11:36
  4. "The Watchtower" – 6:20
  5. "Circle" – 8:10
  6. "Arrival" – 9:32
  7. "Leash" – 7:48
  8. "Clones" – 2:20
  9. "Deliverance" – 8:47
  10. "Further" – 11:22

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Marco Hildèn – drums and percussion
  • Andreas Johansson – bass
  • Magnus Lindberg – percussion, guitar, recording, mixing and production
  • Erik Olofsson – guitar
  • Johannes Persson – guitar and vocals
  • Klas Rydberg – vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Per_Gustafsson_(digital_artist) – artwork and graphic design
  • Johanna Hedlund – cello
  • Thomas Hedlund – additional percussion
  • Pelle Henricsson – production, mastering and mixing
  • Ola Klüft – additional vocals
  • Anders Pettersson - pedal steel guitar
  • Jonas Rosen – additional vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jahdi, Robin (24 June 2015). "The 40 best post-metal records ever made". Fact. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Beyond – Cult of Luna". allmusic. Retrieved 11 April 2011.