Sunn O)))
The Grimmrobe Demos


1.0
awful

Review

by Killtacular USER (34 Reviews)
November 29th, 2005 | 82 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


If I had a band, it would consist of just me and my buddy. We both love doom drone, so our band would be of some doom inspired nature. We also love the band Earth like the fathers we never had, or were too angry to care about, whichever that may be. If one band deserves a tribute, it'd be them. Those dark, evil guitar riffs just push our buttons so well, we wouldn't be able to pass it up. Especially him, because he's a dirty boy. Hell, we'll even name a song or two after them. So, this band would consist of just the two of us, a duo if you will. Kind of like the White Stripes but without all the percussion and pencil mustaches. Who needs percussion anyway? We'll be a guitar driven band. Both of us will play guitar, since he can't play bass and I'm just too damned lazy. Well, maybe we'll stick in some bass, but it'll all sound the same anyway.

Speaking of sound, our's will be in that patented drone metal style. We'll play a note or two for an excruciatingly long period of time, without ever letting off or changing pitch enough to make it sound like any sort of thought or composition went into it. Call it "dark ambient" if you will. Not the good, happy kind of ambient like Brian Eno or some sucker like that. That's no fun. This is gonna be like "apocalypse yesterday, and there's nothing left but a scorched sky" type of ambience. The kind that makes you wet your pants (or poo, hopefully). Long songs, and I mean long songs. Like over 15 minutes long. And I don't want any pansy variations in it or anything like that. Just a droning buzz. That's all we need. Nothing but droning. That's what true dark ambience is all about, and that's all we want. We'll make all the songs sound exactly the same, too, because having an album with songs you can differentiate between is for loser pop bands. But now we need a name. Hmmm... a name, a name. What to use for a name? Ah yes. Inspired by our favourite amplifiers, we'll call ourselves:

Sunn O)))


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Jawaharal
November 29th 2005


1832 Comments


Mooon D)))) is just as bad

Toaster
November 29th 2005


343 Comments


Odd review, yet it tells the whole story. Never heard this band, and I never want to after this.

Storm In A Teacup
November 29th 2005


13154 Comments


Some people will think this is a bad review, but I don't.

DesolationRow
November 29th 2005


833 Comments


Cool review, and to tell you the truth, I HAVE heard of Sunn O))). Bass Guitar wrote about them in their metal CD section, insisting they're good.

Jawaharal
November 29th 2005


1832 Comments


They're bassist also plays for Thrones and high on fire

Storm In A Teacup
November 29th 2005


13154 Comments


eww

Toaster
November 29th 2005


343 Comments


Does anyone know honestly how low they tune? I've never heard a song, like I say.

Jawaharal
November 29th 2005


1832 Comments


eww

what do you mean ewww? Thrones is great.

Jawaharal
November 29th 2005


1832 Comments


I find them incredibly dull

Storm In A Teacup
November 29th 2005


13154 Comments


I've never heard of Throne, but I hate High on Fire.

Jawaharal
November 29th 2005


1832 Comments


I like high on fire.

any14doomsday
November 29th 2005


679 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dont know if you like earth or dislike erath from this review but I have to say I love earth, they are better then sunn O))), but not all drone is bad, Boris, and Earth are great. Also when the melvins really slow it down thats great too.This Message Edited On 01.01.07

DFelon204409
Emeritus
November 30th 2005


3995 Comments


One day I decided to listen to Khanate and Sunn O))) just to try them out since they had been recommended to me. It's not miserable. It's not particularly close to being even mediocre. It's definitely bad. But I mean, it's just because it's trying to do something that I have yet to hear anybody pull of in a palatable or incredibly interesting way.

vicy77
November 30th 2005


164 Comments


its wierd, i never heard of this band, but long ago, idownloaded black wedding out of curriosity if such a song existed, in contrast to white wedding. It wasnt so bad, but i wouldnt get a CD containing it

KuroTheBassist
November 30th 2005


3 Comments


I love Sunn 0))), especially live... but this is album is awful.

Cravinov13
November 30th 2005


3854 Comments


Soooooooo heavy @_@

Arrakakaka
November 30th 2005


685 Comments


Cheeto, Mooon D))) is awful. But Sunn has some sweet moments on their albums. Like when they used Attila Cshiar for vocals.

Cravinov13
November 30th 2005


3854 Comments


The only thing I don't like about them is that I get dizzy listening to them after about 10 minutes.

Jawaharal
November 30th 2005


1832 Comments


YOB has 23 minute songs, but they do good doom metal.

cbmartinez
November 30th 2005


2525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've really been meaning to hear some stuff from this band. Could someone preferable upload something (cbmartinez24@yahoo.com) or send over AIM (finchevelle73).



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