How extreme can you be? This is how extreme you can be. Doom metal already is an extreme genre, even for metal standards, but this bands shatters all boundaries. They are seen as a tribute to cult band Earth, but this band even surpasses what Earth did. Not stoner, not sludgecore, not doom metal but drone is the style Sunn 0))) makes.
What is drone? Drone is something different than you’ve ever heard before. If you understand it, it’s great. If you don’t, you’ll think it’s nothing. Think of two bass players. Extremely low tones. Freaky samples. Distorted. Slow. That’s what Sunn 0))) is. It grabs you, throws you into relaxation, hypnotizes you until you’re braindead and then fools around with your thoughts. Or it sounds like a pile of crap. See for yourself.
The album consists of three tracks (the elpee has an extra track) of which two are longer than twenty minutes. The first track, "Hell-o))-ween", has the most obvious form of bass guitar use. It’s slow and distorted, and that for fourteen minutes. No samples or vocals.
The second track, "Bassaliens", is noticeable different. It seems like the bass guitars have left and some vague eerie instruments have appeared. Sounds that resemble drops of water are found throughout the song, and at a certain point creaky sound are added. You might think that there’s something wrong with the cd, but I guarantee you it’s perfectly fine.
The last track (and also the best one), "Decay [Nihils’ Maw]" features a guest vocalist. The basses return with full distortion at a certain point and a lot of samples are in it. It feels like you’re taken back into time, like 5000 years ago. Then mister Attila Csihar starts to sing. An incredible deep voice sing in a long dead language. Singing the words from a book written 5000 years ago, the Shrimad Bhagavatam. It’s chapter 12, verses 12.2.1 – 12.2.22 for those who are interested….
If you don’t know Sunn 0))) then you probably still won’t have the slightest clue on what’s it about. Just check it out. And then keep in mind that this band opened up once for The Aphex Twin!
3. Decay2 [Nihils' Maw]
Greg Anderson & Stephen O'Malley
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