31 Days of Halloween: Day Five

Sunn O)))’s Black One is possibly the most haunting album I have ever heard. So, it would be a crime not to post a selection from that album for our 31 Days of Halloween series. I chose the sixteen minute closing track, ” Báthory Erzsébet”. The first seven minutes consist of an ominous bell ringing before the dark droning guitars and haunting ambient sounds kick in. What adds to the unnerving qualities of this track are the vocals provided by Malefic. Rumor has it that Malefic (who is rumored to be claustrophobic) was locked in a casket by the members of Sunn O))) to record the vocals for this track. Whether it’s true or not, I don’t know. All I know is that this track (and this album) freaks me out in the most awesome way possible.

-Lane Oliver

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