Cult Of Luna - Vertikal 2 x 12
Vertikal is the sixth studio album by the Swedish rock band Cult of Luna. The album was released in January 25, 2013. Vertikal is the band's first studio album since 2008's Eternal Kingdom.
Vertikal is a concept album. Commenting on this, Cult of Luna said, "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." The album's concept was heavily influenced by Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis and features themes of "machinery, repetition and clear, linear structures."