splash2Sunn O))) wasn’t the first to play virtually rythmless music with droning guitars, but they are definitely the most famous, and arguably the cutting edge of the genre today. What is interesting is that the way they push the envelope for their sound isn’t by becoming more extreme and inaccessible. What Dømkirke is a prime example of is how successively adding conventional elements such as (clean) vocals and acoustic instruments to their perfected mauling distortion have created a whole new monster. This latest offering is recorded in the cathedral of Bergen, Norway, and makes use of the church’s resident organ.

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