Titanic ambient metal, featuring a declamatory Julian Cope

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Sunn O))) – White1

Man, this is awesome. Sunn O))) are two druidic Americans who play crushingly slow doom chords much in the style of their mentors (and Kurt Cobain associates) Earth. White 1 is an hour-long, three-track exploration of the transformative properties of monolithic drone rituals and bowel-quaking sub-bass, a little like Black Sabbath with all the tunes, energy and humanity ruthlessly purged. By Sunn O)))’s standards, it’s actually quite accessible. So spluttery drum programs propel “The Gates Of Ballard”, while “My Wall” features a Wodanist invocation from Julian Cope, who perfectly vocalises this wonderful band’s might and inherent daftness.