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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelivably heavy drone-doom from O'Malley and Anderson, 22 Feb 2004
This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
Everything Sunn 0))) have released to date has been great and indispensible to all disciples of Doom but this, their first full album (after their now virtually unavailable Grimrobe Demos) is still their finest release. The band are a two-piece, comprised of Khanate's Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson of Goatsnake, as well as owner of Doom uber-label Southern Lord, so you know what you're about to hear is going to be pretty intense. In the simplest of terms, it is just the sound of a guitar and a bass playing very slowly, very low and with a large dose of distortion through a Sunn amp (hence the bands name) but when you hear it, it adds up to much more than that. The heaviness is simply astonishing and the slowness is ridiculous, but somehow it all works perfectly. The louder it is played, the better the effect it will have on you, but whatever the volume you can still tell that the sound is completely monolithic and will simply crush anything in its way. There are no drums on the entire album, but the music doesn’t need them, the ludicrously low bass frequencies certainly are more than enough on their own. Obviously this release won’t appeal to everyone (for some reason, most people aren’t into fourteen minute long songs purely composed of guitar drone, bass and feedback) but if things of a Doom nature are what you’re into, you cannot afford to be without this album. Along with Khanate’s debut and Burning Witch’s ‘Crippled Lucifer’, both of which are also the brainchild of Sunn 0))) mainman Stephen O’Malley, it is one of the finest Doom releases ever.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trance doom genius!, 3 Feb 2005
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This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
Oh man...where do you start with this? Having discovered Sunn O))) through a track included on the ltd Julian Cope 'Rome...' release last year, I seem to have become fascinated by the sheer weight of their music. As the other reviews have stated these guys are very heavy and very slow, but are incredibly adept at producing music that is shot through with emotion and beauty. The opener 'Richard' demonstrates this perfectly as it builds through 15 minutes of wailing, humming drone ending with what could be described as the sound of sick angels howling due to their infliction.
The album seems to induce a trance like state in the listener, distant calls, akin to Buddhist chanting can be picked up within the riff of 'NN O)))' which instill a sense of calm amongst the storm. The final two tracks are equalling awe inspiring, although you do need to listen to this in the right context. Background music it ain't! Perhaps a darkened room, and headphones will present the best atmosphere, but whatever, to truly appricaite the scale and beauty of this record it needs to be played loud. Which may not please the neighbours.
Better than 'White 1' and 'White 2' for my money, though all are recommended. Shamanic and other worldly, Sunn O))) will appeal to doom metal fans, and those in need of trance like music alike.
Outstanding.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars drumless agony, 24 Jun 2000
This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
holy sh**,this one avoids any drums but creats such a spooky atmospherics,you should listen to it to believe.oo void compares to great earth albums with its big relentless riffs and use of cellos,also keep in mind it was produced by scott reeder ex-obsessed,kyuss fame.doom fanatics enjoy!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No drums just walls of oppressive bass and guitar feedback, 22 Feb 2002
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Ohhhhhhh Maaaaaaan! This is one heavy album. No drums just walls of oppressive bass and guitar feedback, the occassional riff, and a strange sense of calm. This cd sounds best if you put the stereo on real loud and leave the room. Great atmospheric noise, guaranteed to clear any party in seconds. Superb! P.S. Seen them live and it's just as scary
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ears...my ears, 17 Dec 2003
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This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
sunn are a very unique band. i am a fan of riff based music, i like the riff, and sunn do every bit of justice. they take a fairly simple riff, take it through the distortion, layer the distortion and sound, kick the s*1T out of it until it is no more and even further. there is something strangely compelling about these sounds which are being created, sunn are true doomers/droners and they are easily the best doom band around and id love to see them live for full effect. id recommend this album, flight and white 1 without question and i am now on the search for similar type bands so please any suggestions. i would also recommend earth if youve not done such a thing already and house of low culture and probably a couple more but i just cant think, too much sunn!
maximum volume yields maximum results.......................o)))
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great, but not the one advertised, 17 Jan 2012
This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
i agree with my collegue in the US; this is not the the 2 cd edition
(with Nurse with wound's superb remix on the 2nd disc) but the standard re-issue

although a bit dissapointed by the wrong description (now amended), Amazon let me keep this version without charge
isnt that cool? YES it is. For reviews of the original album (2001) please search the site or google this beauty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Naughty cd! very bad cd! look what you did!, 4 Feb 2011
This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
This album is loud, in fact it should come with an asbo, not only does it make my belly shake when on full volume, it has completely knackered my crappy car stereo system. Its kinda like being trapped in a hoover but in a good way. Buy it and let the vibrations do the work, and at the same time annoy everyone around you.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sound of A Thousand Funerals, 14 July 2001
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This review is from: 00 Void (Audio CD)
This is a superb album for anyone who is into Doom Metal by bands like Electric Wizard and so on. The only difference is that this album is doom metal taken to extremes, with no drums, feedback that lasts for centuries and riffs that travel at the speed of molasses.I think this is a great atmospheric album, especially when you consider the only instruments it uses from track to track are guitar and bass. Occasionally odd chanting vocals and mournful horn noises make an appearance too. Basically I think this album is cool because it is at the same time both ultra heavy and the most mournful music i have ever heard.Great stuff- lets hope this years "Flight of the Behemoth" follow up CD is just as good.
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