(Drivebycuriosity) - Some people believe that the moon and the lunar cycle impact the behavior of humans and animals. Ancient mythologies and religions worshiped gods and goddesses associated with the moon - a cult of Luna.
The name of a popular Swedish heavy metal band refers to this cult (wikipedia cultofluna ). On Tuesday I had the luck to attend a concert of "Cult of Luna" at Gramcery Theatre in New York City, their first U.S. tour since 2013.
Majestic, Violent & Beautiful
The show was like a Wagner opera in a futuristic opera house: Majestic, violent & beautiful. Music, lightshow and the choreographed movements of the band worked perfectly together and created an outstanding experience.
The band (Johannes Persson - Guitars and Vocals, Magnus Lindberg - Drums , Andreas Johansson - Bass, Fredrik Kihlberg - Guitars and Vocals, Thomas Hedlund - Drums and Percussion) delivered very massive and thick but also filigree bodies of sound. Their catchy song lines were clearly structured (you can find samples on YouTube like this youtube). Balladic pieces got amplified into fierce explosions which burned sometimes like nuclear fire. The powerful voice of Johannes Persson, the band`s vocalist, intensified the impact of the concert significantly.