Sunn0))) - Black One (Southern Lord Recordings) - Back
To those unfamiliar with SUNN0))), this is probably one of the darkest & most disturbing projects to be released in our lifetime. Thrusting pure waves of demoralizing fusion, sunn0))) create the most bleak and depressing forms of sludgecore, if you want to call it that. If anything, Black One can be called the Black Hole of music as we all know it. It sucks you in and fries your brain of what you knew as dark. Each of the 7 tracks herein are very lengthy (except Sin Nanna, which is only a few minutes) and not exactly drummer-friendly. The riffs are extremely repetitive, redundantly obscure, and just downright deafening. The vocals are blackish with a lot of grotesque & morbid effects put to tape. sunn0)))) features members from Leviathan and Xasthur, but don't expect much in a black metal vein here. This is total Sludge or super-slow Funeral Doom, if you will!! This is raw... oh yes, but this needs no sparkling white wine to savor the taste. This just needs some serious answers. Are you up for the challenge?

Rating: 75

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell