Terrestrials - Sunn 0)))
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    90
    As each track unfurls, its glacial pace arrests the listener’s search for novelty, forcing attention to the profundities of the mix and the texture that the interlaced sounds create; and yet it also deepens the desire for what each step forward promises, the crisis that the procession patiently unveils.
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    80
    Terrestrials should first be seen as a meeting of chameleonic polyglots, and the result is most unexpectedly beautiful and luminescent.
  3. Jan 30, 2014
    80
    It's long, languorous and wonderful in its invention, with Ulver lending emotional heft to Sunn O)))'s wall of tone.
  4. Feb 20, 2014
    80
    What keeps this from being a cavernous frightfest is what the members of Ulver bring to the table. [Mar 2014, p.94]
  5. Jan 30, 2014
    70
    Their least bowel-emptying tremor to date, it does make one anticipate Sunn O)))’s next move with both excitement and anxiety.
  6. Feb 14, 2014
    70
    What Terrestrials does reveal about Sunn O))) is their amiability, their unique potential to bring the concept of Sunn O))), if not its distinct sound, to an album that really isn’t quite their own.
  7. Feb 3, 2014
    60
    Even with the missteps and occasional ennui, Terrestrials is a welcome merger between two insuppressible forces in the industry today, which should leave us all curious about what their next cloak-and-dagger collaboration will sound like.

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  1. Apr 23, 2014
    6
    Sunn O))) & Ulver come together for a collaborative album that has been in the works since way back in 2008. The album does a pretty good job of blending each bands sound evenly and nicely. Overall, it's decent. The biggest thing that hurts this record is its short length. Expand