Sunn O))) - "Black One"
From Aural Innovations #33 (March 2006)
This is the sixth and darkest Sunn0))) album yet, featuring very special guests Oren Ambarchi, Wrest (Leviathan/Lurker of Chalice/ Twilight) Malefic (Xasthur, Twilight) and John Wiese (Bastard Noise). If you are lucky you will get one of the first 1000 copies of this totally far out CD, which includes about half of the bands 2005 performance at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. The music presented here is pretty far out. It is slow, it is dark, it is heavy, the lyrics are farout and extreme. I am not sure what kind of people get into this stuff. I really thought the band played a cool concert at Roskilde but hearing this CD is very special. You have to be in a very special mood and very patient, preferably highly sedated! Take a trip to a very scary place and buy this CD.. Extreme music for extreme people.
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Reviewed by Scott Heller