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Release date: 18 May 2009
Style: Drone doom metal, Dark Ambient

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01. Aghartha
02. Big Church (Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért)
03. Hunting & Gathering (Cydonia)
04. Alice

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Line-up
Stephen O'Malley - Electric Guitars
Greg Anderson - Electric Guitars, Electric Bass Guitar
Attila Csihar - Voices
Oren Ambarchi - Electric Guitars, Motorized Cymbal, Oscillator, Guitar Effects, Gong, Wolf Log
Eyvind Kang: Viola - Choir, Brass, String Arrangements
Dylan Carlson - Electric Guitars, Choir Arrangements (inspirator)
Julian Priester - Trombone, Conch Shell
Stuart Dempster - Trombone, Conch Shell, Dung Chen
Mell Dettmer - Tubular Bells, Hydrophone
Timb Harris - Violin
Jessika Kenney - Lead Alto & Soprano Choir; Choir, Brass and String Arrangements
Tim Smolens - Double Bass
Moriah Neils - Double Bass
Keith Lowe - Double Bass
Daniel Menche - Male Choir
William Herzog - Male Choir, Electric Tamboura
Steve Moore - Trombone, Organ, Korg MS20, Roland Juno, Conch Shell, Dung Chen; Brass Arrangements
Brad Mowen - Concert Bass Drum, Percussion, Man Choir
Joe Preston - Man Choir
Rex Ritter - Korg MS20, Moog Voyager
Hans Teuber - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute
Cuong Vu - Trumpet
Tony Moore - Trumpet
Melissa Walsh - Harp
Taina Karr - English Horn, Oboe
Eric Walton - Piano
Josiah Boothby - French Horn
Jutta Sierlinger - Choir Alto
Angela Kiemayer - Choir Alto
Varena Bodem - Choir Alto
Katharina Einsiedl - Choir Soprano/Alto
Stephanie Pfeffer - Choir Soprano/Alto
Loma Döring - Choir Soprano/Alto

Guest review by
!J.O.O.E.!

Rating:
8.0
It's drone, Jim, but not as we know it. One of metal's most theatrical and divisive sonic-generators, Sunn O))), return to greet us with what is often regarded as their most appeasing creation: Monoliths & Dimensions, dragging in tow a veritable armada of guest musicians (apparently nearly three dozen) ranging from classical artists, a drone progenitor (Dylan Carlson no less) and a certain infamous, and slightly demented, voice of black metal persuasion, all contributing to, in varying degrees, what is likely Sunn O)))'s most expansive and diverse vision to date.

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published 25.05.2010 | Comments (18)

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!J.O.O.E.! - 17.02.2012 at 15:37  
Rating: 7 On a Sunn O))) binge and it's revealed to me that this album is considerable weaker than I first realised. It's quite overbearing and lacking in subtlety. I retract the statement from my review: this album is not as deep as the artwork suggests.

7.5
Mr. Doctor - 17.02.2012 at 21:12  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.02.2012 at 15:37

On a Sunn O))) binge and it's revealed to me that this album is considerable weaker than I first realised. It's quite overbearing and lacking in subtlety. I retract the statement from my review: this album is not as deep as the artwork suggests.


Meh, your past self is cooler than I thought. Not like it is a masterpiece but it is a pretty good album and I agree wth the review
The last track is hella sweet.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.02.2012 at 21:16  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.02.2012 at 21:12


Meh, your past self is cooler than I thought. Not like it is a masterpiece but it is a pretty good album and I agree wth the review
The last track is hella sweet.

The last track is the highlight but it felt like the first few tracks were just walls of drone without any intelligence behind it. I definitely prefer older stuff, I even properly listened to Domkirke which I have to say is rather impressive.
Mr. Doctor - 17.02.2012 at 21:23  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.02.2012 at 21:16
I even properly listened to Domkirke which I have to say is rather impressive.

It's a pretty nice live album indeed. Shame it's only on vinyl.
skydancer - 30.12.2012 at 16:26  
  On a side note:
Just a small explanation of "megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért":
It's the longest possible word in Hungarian language (probably the idea came from Csihar to use it)
It can be translated to something like this: "for all of your acting-like-you-cannot-be-sacrileged"

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