Sunn O))) - Life Metal (4/26/19)
I was made aware of this Seattle drone metal outfit in 2014 after the release of their collaborative album ‘Terrestrials’ with Norwegian artist Ulver. Can’t say I was ever a fan but it certainly intrigued me.
Now, I see an album called ‘Life Metal’ (as opposed to death metal) and I feel compelled to see what these guys are getting up to on such a release. It’s four songs at over an hours length so you can imagine. There’s a real eery feeling to this with droning guitars that just hum along relentlessly as if the soundtrack to the opening of a horror movie.
At the same time, it can be somewhat peaceful; a way to block out the noise with ambient riffs that could ease you to sleep. I would love to see behind the scenes of the making of a Sunn O))) album because I don’t know how these guys decide where to take these songs and just how long is enough. You won’t hear any drums on this and it’s far removed from death metal, though I find it a bit void of life as well.
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