Flight of the Behemoth

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Flight of the Behemoth
Studio album by Sunn O)))
Released January 22, 2002
Recorded April 1998 - November 2000 at The Gas Chamber in Los Angeles.
Genre Drone metal
Length 51:27
Label Southern Lord Records (SUNN15)
Producer Mystik Kliff & Mathias Schneeberger
Sunn O))) chronology
ØØ Void
(2000)
Flight of the Behemoth
(2002)
Veils It White
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4/5 stars
Pitchfork Media link (8.5/10)

Flight of the Behemoth is the second album by Sunn O))). Significantly, the band collaborated with Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4, and used drum machine and vocals on the track "F.W.T.B.T.".

"F.W.T.B.T." is an interpretation of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". While the band did try to follow the original structure and riffing of the song, the intent was not to copy the original, but to rewrite the song for themselves.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Mocking Solemnity"   9:12
2. "Death Becomes You"   13:09
3. "O))) Bow 1"   5:54
4. "O))) Bow 2"   12:53
5. "F.W.T.B.T."   10:19

Session musicians[edit]

  • Aspirin Feast – drums on "F.W.T.B.T."
  • Bootsy Kronos – bass on "F.W.T.B.T."