Saturday, November 3, 2007

SUNN O))) : Northwest Tour : Nov 1 - 3


Pushing the boundaries of the absurd into the truly profound and transcendental -
and using the format of UrMetal-Doom to do it through tone-based frequency compositions
- who else would aspire to such a thing but Southern Lord mavens SUNN O))):

Link to Southern Lord Northwest Tour site

Link to Southern Lord SUNN O))) site

Last nights Seattle performance was their usual onslaught of lower-frequency building-shaking
bass barrage, slabs of cosmic-sized feedback, and more guitar-torture squall than I've seen
them produce live before. The extended lineup including Attila Csihar of Mayhem on vocals
and (either?) Justin Broadrick or Oren Ambarchi on guitar (Grimmrobes make it kind of difficult
to tell) added not only to the sheer weight and volume of sound (can you say Sound
Pressure Levels?) but brought more textural/tonal complexity to their usual proceedings.  No
shortage of Grimmrobes and the impenetrable crepuscular gloom of fake fog to be had either.
This was the second night in this short Northwest tour as SUNN O))) are in Seattle with Ambarchi
 recording with the band after his excellent sold out show at the Jewelbox Theatre and one of the
 loudest, most sonically crushing performances I've seen in my life at Chop Suey as Burial Chamber
 Trio just weeks ago. Final show of tour tonight in Portland!