Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions 

2 tracks very good, 2 not the best. The middle 2 are the best ones! Track 1 is just Attila croaking, don’t get me wrong, I love Attila croaking over a dead man’s black metal riffs or Sunn O)))’s rotting drone but there’s  nothing in this to excite. Track 4 adds elements that Sunn O))) just don’t  need. Enjoy the middle of this album though, especially track 3 which might be the rockingest these boys get.
Listened to 29/07/17

Boris – Amplifier Worship

Oh yeah! This is more like it. Crushing doomed sludge metal. Harsh screams and decaying guitar tone make this by far the best Boris album I’ve heard. Highlights: the bass nreak in “Ganbou-Ki”, the 17 minute drone “Vomitself” that end the album and the jelly worm that is in the spine of the CD case that has swollen to fill up the space over the last 14 years.
Listened to 23/03/17

Sunn O))) & Ulver – Terrestrials

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Was expecting this to be worse than a standard Sunn O))) album because of the involvement of Ulver, but they actually add a lot to the sound. “Let There Be Light” shimmers around for a long time before massive drums come in and trumpets go off everywhere. “Western Horn” is more traditional Sunn O))) with heavy bass. The final track “Eternal Return” starts off like ambient background jazz noises before turning into a Garmy synth ballad at the end. Excellent!

Listened 20/03/17 (twice!)