Sunn O)))
Flight of the Behemoth


4.0
excellent

Review

by thecosmicwizard USER (1 Reviews)
June 8th, 2006 | 38 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


This was my first Sunn 0))) album and their third album and is so far my favorite. It is sort of an turning point for Sunn 0))), showing them progressing to more "progressive" territory that is exibited on their next two albums White1 and White2, from the Superslow, pucusionless riffage. they still are riffing away just as slow and deep and heavy and Droney as the first two albums. i'll go trak by trak:


1. Mocking Solemnity: good peice, a lot like the first two albums. the inro where the sound grows gradually feels like the cover, like a giant, fat, lumbering dragon that is like Sunn 0)))'s musik. Good song.

2. Death Becomes You: Great, My favorite song on the album. it starts strait from the end of Mocking Solemnity without a break. just a droning riff with a few fillers, but at speeds this slow it's hard to tell. the song is very fat with distortion, but near the end one of the guitars just stops and the other goes on for another minute or too, that part is more hollow sounding. Wonderful, and ing the words of Alex in A Clockwork Orange, real Horrorshow.

3. 0))) Bow I: This song is a Sunn 0))) song that has been remixed by noisegod Merzbow. Sort of cool untill with a spiraling fuzzy guitar riff and some statik from Merzbow. Reel Good untill he adds some sound clips from a badly played, out of tune piano or something. nothing pisses me off more than when I'm listening to this song all mello and *** and i hear this awfull "Bung-Cing Bung-Ching Bung-ching" that ruins it. it's a fukin sin

4. 0))) Bow II: Same as 0))) Bow II just longer. both are good songs before and after the piano just ruins it

5. F.W.T.B.T.: It standes For Whom The Bell Tolls, and is a Metallica cover. That was a real big suprise to me, i only found out from the Wikipedia article on Sunn 0))), so it might not be, it's really hard to tell that slow. It exipits some thing revolutionary vo-kills and (gasp) Drums. it starts out with a simmilar growning sound like in Mocking Solemnity and then a bell comes in like the Metallic a verson then after a while the guitars are just droning and standing there and this gritty, reel mechanical drumming comes in and repeats a couple times and then it stops and the guitars have this really cool riff and then theis blak Metal vokals comes in that sound mor like air russing out from something really big and hollow than a human. I think it is Attilla Csishar, but i don't know. good song and great album.


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morrissey
Moderator
June 8th 2006


1688 Comments


I deleted the end comment about doom metal, since it doesn't belong in the review. If you'd like to bring it up for discussion, post about it here.

Rockafella
June 27th 2006


88 Comments


Listening to this album on full and watching the visualizer on full screen while high is my definition of heaven.

cbmartinez
June 27th 2006


2525 Comments


I have this but never listened to it. I'm going to go do that right now.

Cravinov13
June 27th 2006


3854 Comments


This looks intresting

cbmartinez
August 8th 2006


2525 Comments


I've only listened to this to fall asleep to, so I've haven't really heard all of it. But I can say that the few times I've listened to this to fall asleep, I always wake up during Bow I or Bow II during the really out of tune dissonant piano part. It always wakes me up. Ugh, it's kind of painful to listen to and it definitely prevents me from sleeping. I usually just throw on some Grimmrobe Demos then.

That being said, I still can't really rate the album as I have yet to reaaly listen to it.

AlienEater
August 9th 2006


716 Comments


I don't really like Sunn0)), they're pretty boring and they have a stupid name.

Intransit
August 9th 2006


2797 Comments


This is honestly the worst band name ever. How uncool is it to say "yeah, Ive heard of Sunn O Closed Parenthesis, Closed Parathesis, Closed Parenthesis".

Jom
Staff Reviewer
August 9th 2006


3106 Comments


Actually, it's just "Sun."

Intransit
August 9th 2006


2797 Comments


ah, alright, but Ill refer to them my way just to be a pain in the ass

bleep_bloop
November 26th 2006


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i call them sunn o

bleep_bloop
November 26th 2006


37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

phonetically i mean. and sorry but the grammar and spelling aint to hot.

any14doomsday
December 18th 2006


680 Comments


This isnt a very good review. But this is agood album, its one of my favorite Sunn albums.

rhyno
January 1st 2007


28 Comments


One low distorted chord struck over and over again. I could handle it for maybe 10 minutes, but an entire album? and the chord doesn't even change from song to song.

At least thats my first impression of this album. Maybe it'll change.

kuririn
November 18th 2007


65 Comments


Definetely my favourite Sunn o))) album.

Mocking Solemnity was my first drone "song"This Message Edited On 11.18.07

Eliminator
February 3rd 2008


2067 Comments


One low distorted chord struck over and over again. I could handle it for maybe 10 minutes, but an entire album? and the chord doesn't even change from song to song.
Broken ears are fun because then you can't actually hear the music.

Look, I'm replying to a year old post!

Zoo
February 3rd 2008


3759 Comments


The only album I have from these guys is The Oracle (which is good stuff). This is just one of those bands that gets lost in the fray.

TRMshadow
October 22nd 2009


4983 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is Music??

PanasonicYouth
October 22nd 2009


7413 Comments


i fucking hate that question

PanasonicYouth
October 22nd 2009


7413 Comments


i come hourly but its decent pay

Dryden
May 8th 2010


13553 Comments


rules



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