Hail the doom masters of the vibrating plane, Sunn O)))!
Sunn O))) have made their mark as one of the formost doom metal band in existance. Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson formed Sunn O))) as a tribute to the doom forbearers Earth, and took their name after their favorite amplifiers with the same name. Stephen and Greg are also active with, and have collaborated, with a number of band, for example, Thorr’s Hammer(wich I have already spoken about), Khanate and many more.
The Oracle EP features two songs, Orakulum and Belülrol Pusztít. Orakulum was a live preformance with the New York sculptor Banks Violette at the Maureen Paley Gallery in London, in which Violette created Sunn O)))’s entire backline in resin and salt. Belülrol Pusztít is Sunn O)))’s interpretation of the collaboration.
As always with Sunn O))), you are at risk of blowing out your bass speakers while you play the record, but that is the way it should be. The long lingering, pressing soundscape they create is magnificent and the forlorn chanting in the background is perfect.
If you love doom metal, this album is a given, if not, be ready to have your eardrums massaged by the blackest sound waves there is.
“Play your gloom axe Stephen O’Malley
Sub bass clinging to the sides of the valley
Sub bass ringing in each last ditch and combe
Greg Anderson purvey a sonic doom.”
I. Belülrol Pusztít