Sunn O))) & Boris - Altar
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Based on 6 reviews
2006 Ratings: #141 / 713
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Based on 113 ratings
2006 Ratings: #130
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JayCrackers
78

Well someone mentions Drone or more specifically Drone Metal, Boris and Sunn O))) are usually straight in my head and although Boris has dabbled in other styles their still no for their drone thanks to albums such as Feedbacker and Sunn O))) is probably the most recognizable Drone artist out their. So, they did a collaboration in 2006 called Altar and although it is never artists best work. It is still an entertaining, dark, dense album which builds such an immense atmosphere and although many ... read more

notbuzzzila
84

GREAT (DAY OF DRONE #03)

Drone metal monsters Boris and Sunn O))) come together to create a fantastic album on Altar. I honestly can't tell whether or not I like this more than the last album, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's Love is a Stream, so I decided to just give it the same score. I feel like this is definitely more of a Boris album than a Sunn O))) album, mainly because despite the slug-paced tempos, Altar is a goddamn speed metal album in comparison to anything Sunn O))) has ever done. Still, if ... read more

pahcy
84

An album that so oddly sounds comfortable in hell. While some tracks are able to hold up some normal structure due to Boris' vocals (like the track "The Sinking Bells"), most of the runtime on Altar is taken up by dark air and incredible percussion.

ShoegazeJake
80

An excellent blending of their two styles, a great collab where each band brings out the best in the other.

EntryIncomplete
80

It's the rare and odd sort of collaboration that doesn't just mingle some of the greatest strengths of both acts, Altar pushes them in new and exciting directions.

echoeinwaves
75

É definitivamente um mudança de estilo para a banda, mesmo sendo um dos álbuns mais suave do Sunn O))) esse projeto ainda mantém o estilo atmosférico e aterrorizante da banda, mas dessa vez com elementos e influencias diferentes.

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Added on: September 25, 2014