Black One

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This article is about the 2005 Sunn O))) album. For the Hindu goddess, see The black one. For the male choral group, see The Black Ones.
Black One
Studio album by Sunn O)))
Released 17 October 2005
Recorded May 2005
Genre Drone metal, black metal, dark ambient
Length 67:11; including Solstitium Fulminate 105:34
Label Southern Lord
SUNN50
Sunn O))) chronology
White2
(2004)
Black One
(2005)
Angel Coma
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.9/10)[2]
PopMatters (8/10)[3]
Stylus Magazine A[4]

Black One is the fifth album by Sunn O))). It is a combination of both experimental and traditional Sunn O))), utilizing many guest musicians, including black metal musicians Malefic and Wrest from Xasthur and Leviathan, respectively. The band supposedly also went so far as to lock the claustrophobic Malefic in a casket to record the vocals on "Báthory Erzsébet".[5]

2,000 copies included a bonus disc titled Solstitium Fulminate, containing a mix of live performances recorded at Roskilde in 2005 and the immediately preceding European tour.

"Orthodox Caveman", previously known as "Caveman Salad", is based on live material from the White (see Live White) tour. "Báthory Erzsébet" was recorded as a tribute to Quorthon (as well as the countess who inspired Bathory's name) and, according to an interview with Terrorizer Magazine, is loosely based "around a really slowed down riff from 'A Fine Day to Die'".[citation needed]

The album is not a continuation of the White1 and White2 style. As the band has repeatedly stated, the title is written as the word "one", not the digit.

Track listing[edit]


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Black One[edit]

  1. "Sin Nanna" – 2:19
    • Oren Ambarchi: vocals, bowed cymbals, flies, drums, el. guitars, atmos
  2. "It Took the Night to Believe" – 5:56
    • Mystik Fogg Invokator: axe, subs
    • Taoiseach: lead guitar, subs
    • Wrest: voices
  3. "Cursed Realms (Of the Winterdemons)" (Immortal Cover) – 10:10
    • Mystik Fogg Invokator: icy inverted crosswinds upon four string zamboni
    • MK Ultra Blizzard: grail, eclipse, lead guitar
    • M. Schneeberger: glacial winds
    • John Wiese: whiteout
    • Malefic: voice
  4. "Orthodox Caveman" – 10:02
    • Mystik Fogg Invokator: guitar, riffs
    • Caveman Skillz: guitar, bass, feedback
    • Oren Ambarchi: caveman drums
  5. "CandleGoat" – 8:04
    • Mystik Fogg Invokator: guitar, taurus
    • MK Ultra Blizzard: decimator bass, crypt calls
    • John Wiese: casket electronics
    • Malefic: tundra guitar
  6. "Cry for the Weeper" – 14:38
    • Mystik Fogg Invokator: guitar, keyboards
    • SOMA: guitar, virus
    • Malefic: guitar, keyboards
    • Oren Ambarchi: el. guitars, horns, wood
  7. "Báthory Erzsébet" – 16:00
    • Mystik Fogg Invokator: bass
    • Drone Slut: bass
    • Count Von Schneeberger: virus
    • Malefic: calls from beyond the grave
    • Oren Ambarchi: el. guitars, tubular bells, cymbals, gong

Solstitium Fulminate (Limited Edition Bonus Disc)[edit]

  1. "Wind & Fog" – 21:29
  2. "Vlad Tepes" – 16:43
    • Guitar L: Greg Anderson
    • Guitar R: Stephen O'Malley
    • Vocals: Attila Csihar
    • Guitar/electronics: Oren Ambarchi
    • Analog synths: TOS Nieuwenhuizen

Black One musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Black One review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-22.
  2. ^ Stosuy, Brandon. review pitchforkmedia.com. 2005-12-14. Retrieved on 2011-06-22.
  3. ^ Begrand, Adrien. Black One review popmatters.com. 2005-11-11. Retrieved on 2011-06-22.
  4. ^ Voegtlin, Stewart. Black One review stylusmagazine.com. 2005-10-31. Retrieved on 2011-06-22.
  5. ^ sunn0)))- Black One