Boomkat Product Review:
Limited new vinyl edition of Sunn 0)))’s immense Dømkirke darkening our doorstep with 64 minutes recorded live in Bergen Cathedral, Norway, on 18th March, 2007.
The roll call for this particular venture includes core trio))) Attila Csihar, Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley joined by regular collaborators Tos Nieuwenhuizen and Steve Moore, and augmented by Norse duo Lasse Marhaug and John Hegre, for a massively atmospheric and dramatic call to the spirits.
Taking the first side to erect a massive swell of synth, organ and vocals in Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself In Clouds, the guitars appear, proper, accompanied by viking horns and Attila’s possessed howl in Cannon. We can only imagine that the blackened squally blooms of Cymatics, and the sludgy subharmonic pressure of Masks The Ætmospheres which follow would have sounded close to a religious experience in Bergen Cathedral,
This was an expanded line-up of Sunn 0))) which these ears were lucky enough to witness a handful of times during that era, and the same band who i’ve seen deck fans thru sheer volume and sonic pressure - me included, head-first thru the doors and down both flights of stairs at Leeds Cockpit, no shit.
Like this record, it was thee heaviest trip.