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4.14 | 19 ratings
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4.06 | 17 ratings
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4.08 | 9 ratings
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BORIS Amplifier Worship Album Cover Amplifier Worship
BORIS
4.00 | 17 ratings
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BORIS
4.00 | 8 ratings
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SUNN O)))
3.95 | 7 ratings
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SUNN O))) Oracle Album Cover Oracle
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3.87 | 14 ratings
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SUNN O))) White1 Album Cover White1
SUNN O)))
3.80 | 13 ratings
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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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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.

BORIS Amplifier Worship

Album · 1998 · Drone Metal
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Boris tend to vary a bit in releases between more purist drone and drone metal - the distinction being in how much in the way they lean on their post-rock and ambient influences and how many meaty Black Sabbath-on-valium riffs they work into their music. To my ears, the balance on Amplifier Worship is very much towards drone metal; take, for instance, album closer vomitself, which begins in slow doom metal territory and then somehow degrades into a grumbling earth tremor of a track. Goodness knows what the frog on the cover is supposed to represent, but ultimately what metalhead could go far wrong with an album called Amplifier Worship?

JESU Conqueror

Album · 2007 · Drone Metal
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Something happened on the second release by JESU. While the debut seemed to seamlessly weave many different styles of rock together making drone metal seduce post-rock, shoegaze bow down to sludge metal and making misanthropic walls of sound conjure up true apocalypse, the second release CONQUERER just seems totally off from the get go. This album basically proves that throwing a bunch of different styles and genres into blenders don’t necessarily result in a tasty nutritious smoothie. When such efforts work well it is hardly perceptible by the listener that much effort went into the creation of the final product but CONQUERER proves to me that despite all the ingredients pretty much being the same there are a couple factors that make this a much less enjoyable experience than the debut.

First of all Justin Broadrick who is the main dude of this gig suddenly decided to incorporate more vocal melodies to the music but at the same time decided to keep the music dark, gloomy and depressive but yet sounds like he’s trying to audition for a more cheerful indie pop band such as Animal Collective or My Morning Jacket. While this doesn’t sound like a bad idea on paper, the truth is that at least in the final results of this particular album doesn’t quite work for me. It ends up sounding like one of those black metal albums going clean vocal style but decide to keep the timbres of the instruments the same. The depressive instruments are now trying to be cheerful and the chord progressions and distortions totally derail as the whiney vocals try to paint some indie rock rant of millennial depressiveness.

Yeah, the idea is worthy of trying but with the diminishing of drone effects and the chipper attempts to brighten up the lyrical content sounding like Radiohead attempting to play with Boris just doesn’t quite pull it off. As much as i’ve tried to get into this album, it just leaves me cold not because it’s trying to leave me cold which if successful would leave me at least lukewarm but because it utterly fails in the balancing act of making these disparate worlds fuse together properly. Although i prefer a band to take risks and experiment with sounds, i have to say that this risk didn’t pay off and makes me want to instantly revert back to the debut album rather than pursue any future releases. Not a good strategic career building move if you ask me.

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