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Studio album by Sunn O)))
Released April 22, 2003
Recorded 1996-Dec 2002
Genre Drone doom
Length 58:40
Label Southern Lord Records (SUNN25)
Producer Sunn O))) & Rex Ritter
Sunn O))) chronology
Flight of the Behemoth
Live Action Sampler
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[2]

White1 is the third album by Sunn O))). It was the most significant departure from their original style to date. Each track was experimental in its own way, with Julian Cope reciting occultic druidist poetry for half of "My Wall", Norwegian lyrics sung by Runhild Gammelsæter of Thorr's Hammer as an intro to a drum machine and stoner metal bass riff in "The Gates of Ballard," and the drone track "A Shaving of the Horn that Speared You."

The lyrics to "The Gates of Ballard" come from "Håvard Hedde", a Norwegian folk song. Another metal version of "Håvard Hedde" had been recorded in 1995 by Storm.

In Q magazine's August issue (named the loud issue), they named White1 as the 18th loudest album of all time, just above AC/DC's Back in Black and below Jimi Hendrix's album Are You Experienced?[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Wall" 25:16
2. "The Gates of Ballard" 15:32
3. "A Shaving of the Horn that Speared You" 17:52

Guest musicians[edit]


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. White1 review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-27.
  2. ^ Bryant, Andrew. White1 review pitchforkmedia.com. 2003-06-30. Retrieved on 2010-01-27.
  3. ^ The Q Daily: The 20 Loudest Albums Of All Time news.qthemusic.com. 6-28-2007. Retrieved on 2009-10-28.

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