Monoliths and Dimensions

Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2009 Ratings: #11 / 867
Year End Rank: #33
User Score
Based on 147 ratings
2009 Ratings: #23
Liked by 2 people
May 26, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Southern Lord / Label
Drone Metal, Drone / Genres
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Whether it's for the fan of extreme sounds or the curious listener, the same questions often come up when listening to a Drone/Doom Metal album: Can we really appreciate these gloomy buzzes that last for more than 10 minutes? Isn't it rather an art that we undergo, instead of understanding it? Is it something that any joker with a dirty amp can reproduce by scraping a string every 15 minutes? In addressing this sensitive subject, it is impossible not to talk about the titans of ... read more
ahhhhh now that my friends is some dark bullshit
That was something else!

Monoliths and Dimensions truly is just that- monolithic. This is one of those albums that is just so earth-shattering,every note feels in the right place, and I genuinely felt like I was high in the woods late at night whilst listening to it (to put that into perspective, I was actually sat in my room waiting for a parcel). The only major complaint I have is that some sections drag a little, but even that's just personal preference and nothing objective.
Actual fucking headache. By far the most disorganized and frustrating drone metal album I've ever listened to.

Drone metal is something that had a very hard time clicking for me, and as of now, I've managed to enjoy most of the rawest forms of drone metal: see this band's latest album, Earth 2, Absolutego, ect. The reason why I love drone metal as a genre is because it's something that can almost bring me to a meditative state when listening to it. Focusing on each different note being played, ... read more
Everything I loved about Sunn O))) up to this point mixed into this 4 track project amazingly! When I have the time to revisit this, I immediately do so.
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Track List

  1. Aghartha
  2. Big Church [Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért]
  3. Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia)
  4. Alice

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