SUNN O)))

Drone Metal / Non-Metal / Metal Related • United States
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Sunn O))) (pronounced simply “Sun”) is an American drone/doom/experimental band based in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA and formed in 1998. The band’s core members consists of Stephen O’Malley (Khanate, Burning Witch, SARIN, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine, Lotus Eaters, Ginnungagap, Thorr’s Hammer, Fungal Hex, KTL, Æthenor, Gravetemple) and Greg Anderson (Goatsnake, Thorr’s Hammer, Burning Witch, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine, Brotherhood, Engine Kid, FALSE LIBERTY, Burial Chamber Trio, Ascend). The band was formed as a tribute of sorts to Earth, another very heavy band noted as the pioneers of drone metal. G. Stuart Dahlquist currently of Asva and ex-Burning Witch performed bass on The Grimmrobe Demos and ØØ Void.

The band is named after the Sunn amplifier brand, whose logo includes a circle next to the “SUNN” banner with waves heading off to the right - reading those out as letters makes “Sunn O)))”. The
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SUNN O))) albums / top albums

SUNN O))) ØØ Void album cover 3.79 | 8 ratings
ØØ Void
Drone Metal 2000
SUNN O))) Flight Of The Behemoth album cover 3.56 | 8 ratings
Flight Of The Behemoth
Drone Metal 2002
SUNN O))) White1 album cover 3.93 | 14 ratings
White1
Drone Metal 2003
SUNN O))) White2 album cover 4.15 | 11 ratings
White2
Drone Metal 2004
SUNN O))) Black One album cover 3.94 | 20 ratings
Black One
Drone Metal 2005
SUNN O))) Altar (with Boris) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Altar (with Boris)
Metal Related 2006
SUNN O))) Oracle album cover 3.98 | 14 ratings
Oracle
Drone Metal 2007
SUNN O))) Monoliths & Dimensions album cover 4.19 | 16 ratings
Monoliths & Dimensions
Drone Metal 2009
SUNN O))) The Iron Soul Of Nothing (with Nurse With Wound) album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
The Iron Soul Of Nothing (with Nurse With Wound)
Non-Metal 2011
SUNN O))) Terrestrials (with Ulver) album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Terrestrials (with Ulver)
Non-Metal 2014
SUNN O))) Soused (with Scott Walker) album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Soused (with Scott Walker)
Drone Metal 2014
SUNN O))) Kannon album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Kannon
Drone Metal 2015
SUNN O))) Life Metal album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Life Metal
Drone Metal 2019
SUNN O))) Pyroclasts album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Pyroclasts
Drone Metal 2019

SUNN O))) EPs & splits

SUNN O))) Veils It White album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Veils It White
Drone Metal 2003
SUNN O))) Cro-Monolithic Remixes For An Iron Age album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Cro-Monolithic Remixes For An Iron Age
Drone Metal 2004
SUNN O))) Candlewolf Of The Golden Chalice album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Candlewolf Of The Golden Chalice
Drone Metal 2005
SUNN O))) Angel Coma album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Angel Coma
Drone Metal 2006
SUNN O))) Che album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Che
Metal Related 2009

SUNN O))) live albums

SUNN O))) Live White album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Live White
Drone Metal 2004
SUNN O))) LXNDXN: Subcamden Underworld (Hallo'Ween 2003) album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
LXNDXN: Subcamden Underworld (Hallo'Ween 2003)
Drone Metal 2004
SUNN O))) La Mort Noir Dans Esch / Alzette album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
La Mort Noir Dans Esch / Alzette
Drone Metal 2006
SUNN O))) Dømkirke album cover 4.28 | 5 ratings
Dømkirke
Drone Metal 2008
SUNN O))) (初心) GrimmRobes Live 101008 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
(初心) GrimmRobes Live 101008
Drone Metal 2009
SUNN O))) Live At Primavera Sound Festival 2009 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Primavera Sound Festival 2009
Drone Metal 2009
SUNN O))) Agharti Live 09-10 album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Agharti Live 09-10
Drone Metal 2011
SUNN O))) 2007​.​12​.​10, 0.00 | 0 ratings
2007​.​12​.​10, "Altar" Presentation With BORIS, Kentish Town Forum, London, UK (with Boris)
Drone Metal 2015
SUNN O))) НЕЖИТЬ: живьём в России album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
НЕЖИТЬ: живьём в России
Drone Metal 2016

SUNN O))) demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SUNN O))) The Grimmrobe Demos album cover 3.56 | 5 ratings
The Grimmrobe Demos
Drone Metal 1999
SUNN O))) Rehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Rehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011
Drone Metal 2011
SUNN O))) LA Reh 012 album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
LA Reh 012
Drone Metal 2014

SUNN O))) re-issues & compilations

SUNN O))) White album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
White
Drone Metal 2006

SUNN O))) singles (1)

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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Horn And The Spear (EMS Remix)
Drone Metal 2004

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SUNN O))) Monoliths & Dimensions

Album · 2009 · Drone Metal
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With monologues from Attila featured on three of its four tracks, one might expect Monoliths & Dimensions to follow up the approach of Black One (Black Two, in other words). It isn't quite that, and nor is it quite a followup to Oracle, an EP released in the midst of the recording sessions for this. Compared to both it's more orchestrated, more ephemeral, a more serious chase after the "monastic plainsong meets drone metal" concept than they've ever presented before, with excursions into dark ambient and even avant-garde jazz - listen, for instance, to the plaintive brass at the end of Alice, the album-closing tribute to the late Alice Coltrane, perhaps symbolising John welcoming her to eternal rest.

SUNN O))) White2

Album · 2004 · Drone Metal
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Sunn O)))'s White2 continues the drone metal explorations of White1 but seems to come from a more serious place. There's nothing on here like the narration of My Wall from White1, for instance, which seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it aspect of that album: rather than walking a tightrope between sincerity and parody, Sunn O))) demonstrate their seriousness.

Opening track Hell-O)))-Ween is a more purist drone metal piece, whilst bassAliens takes us into a trippy space rock realm reminiscent at times of the first Tangerine Dream album. But it's the sickening void of Decay2 (Nihil's Maw), with vocals from Attila Csihár (in his first of several collaborations with the band) that points to the future, providing a sort of appetiser for the terrors of Black One.

Between them, this triptych of tracks puts paid to any suggestion that just because you play drone metal that automatically means all your material sounds the same, and it might well be Sunn O)))'s best album.

SUNN O))) Oracle

Album · 2007 · Drone Metal
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At points Sunn O)))'s schtick has made them seem a bit like a joke band - like they aren't quite entirely serious about what they are doing. Not so on the deeply sinister Oracle, a slice of drone metal from Hell which in either its shorter EP version (lacking Helio)))sophist) or its 80 minute monster version represents some of the most genuinely disturbing sounds Sunn O))) have ever made. Atilla Csihar guests on the first track to take his contributions to Black One just that extra step further into total, haunting depravity. Apparently this was made for an art installation, which I guess explains the somewhat more serious tone.

SUNN O))) White1

Album · 2003 · Drone Metal
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Warthur
Sunn O))) are not the droniest of the drone metal bands, nor the doomiest of the doom metallers. They aren't even the droniest doomers or doomiest droners, at that. Moreover, weaving through their music is this constant impression that it might all just be some huge joke; see, for instance, the way they brought in eccentric British esotericist-musician Julian Cope to provide the vocals on My Wall, which ranges in between being a genuinely sincere-sounding evocation of Odin and self-referential "heavy metal forever, long live my guitar" nonsense of the Manowar variety. But there's just something about it that hooks you, despite all.

SUNN O))) ØØ Void

Album · 2000 · Drone Metal
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Vim Fuego
When I was a young fella’ struggling with the amazing wonders of modern Compact Disc technology, I once recorded an entire Iron Maiden album at half speed. While I was puzzled as to why a 40–minute album wouldn't fit onto one side of a 90–minute tape, I was highly impressed with the result. This release is more like the result of the same technological mishap, but recorded at quarter speed.

Mere adjectives are not enough to describe the power and magnificence contained within a mere five inches of plastic. Words like "glacial", "monolithic", "monumental", "primal" and "prehistoric" come to mind, but they are inadequate to describe the depth of feeling and emotion generated by the droning, throbbing tones contained within. And powerful it is. Slab after massive slab emanates from the speakers, building a metallic tower of Babel that crashes down over the listener in enormous chunks. The feeling generated must be similar to that of the medieval torture method called pressing — more and more weight stacked on the chest of a helpless heretic until either a confession is forthcoming or the collapse of both skeleton and internal organs under the increasing pressure brings sweet deathly relief.

There is simply no room in the sonic spectrum here for vocals, percussion, or anything but the simplest riffs. Occasionally, the guitars back off a sliver, and allow sparse use of samples, as in the track "Rabbit's Revenge", but otherwise, it's amplified oppression of the purest order. Extreme electronic music may have artists like Scorn and Lull who play slowly, and metal has had the likes of My Dying Bride and Winter, but this makes Winter's legendary "Into Darkness" seem like a high speed blast beat thrash fest.

This is the sound of tectonic plates grating each other as the continents inexorably shift in a timeless geological ballet as forces older than life inevitably grind to an apocalyptic conclusion. Listen to the volcanic rumblings within and lose yourself in the vast wastes of the universe.

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