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Terra Relicta Top 20 Of 2017



01. Sólstafir
- Berdreyminn
02. Ulver
- The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
03. Au Champ Des Morts
- Dans La Joie
04. Anathema
- The Optimist
05. God Body Disconnect
- Sleeper's Fate
06. Peter Bjärgö
- Animus Retinentia
07. Friends Of Alice Ivy
- The Last Days Of Fenwyck
08. Isenordal
- Shores Of Mourning
09. Phallus Dei
- Black Dawn
10. Au-Dessus
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Sunn O))) - Kannon (2015) - Review

Band: Sunn O)))
Album title: Kannon
Release date: 4 December 2015
Label: Southern Lord Records

Tracklist:
01. Kannon 1
02. Kannon 2
03. Kannon 3

If listening to drone music isn't that simple, talking about drone music is way more difficult, it isn't a topic for everyone, but in my opinion Sunn O)))'s work is always definable as masterpiece.
Kannon reflects the will of the duo to evolve their sound from the "nightmare" to something more easy but intense, due the recent collaboration with Ulver, the sound is more rich of ambient parts and vocals are much more chilling.
As usual music, concept and everything about the album goes around the massive and costant guitar riffing, as always, but in this case is more intellegible, more "metal", slightly more definable as a guitar sound, unusually clean and recognizable, mixed with eletronic synth and bass.
Sunn o))) managed to put more ambient stuff in this record as they done before in the split with Ulver, Boris and Scott Walker.
Feeling wise this record provides less anxiety, distress and chill more than every album before the recent splits, and give me the concrete sensation of a matured band, I really can feel the introspected trip that the band want to express through the concept.
Concept that unusually is more figurative and specific,around the multiple form of Buddah and his plurality, One, no-One, everything, nothing, incarnation of a goddes and so on.
Trying to explain in simple words, this album is more musical with the purpose to comunicate a religious and philosophic message.
In my opinion it's a step up for Sunn O))) as a band, it isn't perfect as the split with Ulver or evocative as the one with Boris, but still my favourite in their discography 'till now.

Review written by: Tank
Rating 8,5/10

Disclaimer: This is a guest review and it does not necessarily represent the point of view of the Terra Relicta staff.

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Band: Phelios
Album title: Human Stasis Habitat
Release date: 3 September 2016
Label: Loki-Found

On Passage, Phelios set the template for the sort of music he would make over the coming decade. Deep spacey ambient, with a touch of ritual percussion. Human Stasis Habitat will not be for everyone. With space ambient, comes a subtlety and even flow that will not be loved by all fans of dark ambient. But, that shouldn't stop anyone from giving it a try. Martin has gone to great lengths with Human Stasis Habitat to keep the story moving, keep the sounds entertaining, and keep the listener embraced in darkness and the infinite mysteries of space. For those who already love space ambient, this will immediately sink into your soul. Human Stasis Habitat is surely the most refined work by Phelios, to date. From album art to production to mastering everything here is top notch.

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