I first heard about Sunn O))) while finding out about different genres of Heavy Metal. They are completely different from anything I have ever heard. If you've read that Doom Metal bands usually have Melodic, or 'Dreamlike' passages in their music, forget all that for now. Black One drags you down, sideways and inside out with constant feedback and distortion. It's definately not just 'Noise' as some would say. I kid you not when I say that on the song 'Cry for the Weeper', hairs stood on the back of my neck, and at one point I jumped out of my skin. 'Báthory Erzsébet' is just scary, man, and 'Cursed Realms (Of the Winterdemons)' is my personol favourite. Vocals really give a nasty edge, to an already dark, menacing atmosphere. It's not unlike entering a derelict house on a stormy night, lit by a full moon, and having the door slam shut behind you, as strange and eerie noises echo in every room.
This album was a real insight into Sub-genres of Heavy Metal, a much under-rated album, thus still having underground status. I suppose I'd better compare Sunn O))) to someone, so, Earth I suppose would be the closest. Well, I hope I've done justice to this great album with this review, buy, and enjoy, for I'm sure you will.