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Altar

TypeStudio Full-length[collaboration]
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GenresDrone Metal, Doom Metal
LabelsSouthern Lord Recordings
Running time53:42
Ranked#122 for 2006 , #2,824 all-time (Top 78.2%)
Reviews :  0
Comments :  6
Total votes :  6
Rating :  82.5 / 100
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Track listing (Songs)

TitleRatingVotes
1.Etna9:51-0
2.N.L.T.3:49-0
3.The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep)7:37-0
4.Akuma No Kuma7:52-0
5.Fried Eagle Mind9:47-0
6.Blood Swamp14:46-0

Line-up (members)

  • Sunn O)))
  • Greg Anderson : Synths
  • Stephen O'Malley : Guitars, Synths
  •  
  • Boris
  • Takeshi Ohtani : Bass, Guitars, Vocals
  • Atsuo Mizuno : Drums, Vocals
  • Wata : Guitars, Vocals

Guest / session / additional musicians

  • Adrienne Davies : Percussion
  • Troy Swanson : Synthetizers, Oberheim
  • Randall Dunn : Synthetizers, Korg MS-20, Sherman Filter Bank, Echoplex
  • Dylan Carlson : Guitars
  • Mell Dettmer : Roland SH-101
  • Eyvind Kang : Viola, Violin
  • Jesse Sykes : Vocals
  • Kim Thayil : Guitars
  • Joe Preston : Vocals
  • Phil Wandescher : Vocals
  • Bill Herzog : Upright Bass, Vocals
  • Rex Ritter : Moog Taurus
  • Tos Niewenhuizen : Korg MS-20, Oberheim
  • Steve Moore : Trombone

Production staff / artist

  • Mell Dettmer : Mastering
  • Randall Dunn : Recording, Engineering, Mixing
  • Atsuo Mizuno : Artwork
  • Aaron Horkey : Artwork
Recorded at Litho, October 2005.
Additional Recording at Aleph, December 2005.
Mixed at Avast, June 2006.
Mastered at Sinister Kitchen, July 2006.

This is a full collaboration of the bands Sunn O))) and Boris as well as several other artists:

- Jesse Sykes (vocalist: Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) vocals on "Sinking Belle".
- Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) guitar on "Blood Swamp".
- Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High On Fire) vocals on: "Akuma No Kuma".
- Bill Herzog, Phil Wandescher (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter), Rex Ritter (Jessamine, Fontanelle), Tos Niewenhuizen (Beaver, GOD) , and Steve Moore (earth) all make contributions to this album as well.

Artwork is done by illustrator extraordinaire Aaron Horkey of Burlesque Design and Atsuo Mizuno, the drummer of Boris.

Japanese bonus track:
6. The Sinking Belle (Black Sheep)
Japanese vinyl bonus track:
The Sinking Belle (White Sheep)

2xCD version limited to 5,000 copies. CD2: "SatanOscillateMyMetallicSonatas"`
1. Her Lips Were Wet With Venom
(this track is a 28 minute drone piece that features Sunn O))), Boris and Dylan Carlson from Earth).

Comments

level   (80/100)
근 10년전, 이 밴드를 처음 접했을땐 이게 음악인가, 불쾌하다 등의 느낌이었다. 지금도 이 앨범은 명반이다 라는 생각은 여전히 안 들지만 청자를 잠식하는듯한 그 분위기 형성에는 찬사를 보내는 바이다.
level   (90/100)
쿠울
level   (95/100)
A Drone Metal masterpiece. There are droning, ridiculously heavy brain numbing tunes atop another atop another, and it's like getting your brain mashed. Amazing.
level   (45/100)
jedna dobrá pieseň nezachráni totálne slabé album - to isté ako u predošlých - bieda!
level   (95/100)
듣고 있으면 아(我)를 내려놓게 된다.
level   (90/100)
길게 설명이 필요없습니다..시간이 참 잘갑니다^^
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