Reviews: Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
Mariner is a collaborative studio album between the Swedish band Cult of Luna and the American vocalist Julie Christmas, formerly of the bands Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice. Serving as Cult of Luna's seventh studio album and the first time Christmas has appeared on the entirety of a full-length album since her 2010 solo debut The Bad Wife, Mariner was released on April 8, 2016 through Indie Recordings.Contrasting the industrial city themes of Cult of Luna's last studio efforts, Vertikal and Vertikal II from 2013, Mariner focuses its concept on space exploration.
1st track, A Greater Call. Started with Drone Ambient sound during 169 second, this song have a cool opening. Slow tempo, Harsh Vocals, and Angelic Voice from Julie Christmas. Clean and Simple composition.
2nd track, Chevron. Heavy Bass sound, Noisy Cymbal, Beauty Female Vocals, Harsh Vocals from Julia Christmas it’s Epic and Guitar Solo from 03:13 until 03:47. This song is so Psychedelic, make us slightly tipsy. Julie Christmas voice is so Amazing, She’s singing on Clean Vocals and Harsh Vocals.
3rd track, The Wreck Of S.S. Needle. Drone, Julie Christmas singing on Clean & Harsh Vocals, Atmospheric sound & simple Guitar Lick made this song is so Psychedelic. Heavy Bass sound, Noisy Cymbal, and Amazing Julie Christmas Voices. All hail Julie Christmas.
4th track, Approaching Transition. Ambient sound during 152 second, Slow Tempo, Male Clean Vocal with Vocoder effect, Harsh Vocal and Psychedelic. This song it’s too excellent and melodious.
5th track, Cygnus. Julie Christmas voices is so sexy. This’s most melodious song in this album. Psychedelic and Experimental. Beauty and the Beast.
The Angel meet The Devil. Great Collaboration on this Year.