The Iron Soul Of Nothing

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 19, 2012
    82
    "Ash on the Trees (The Sudden Ebb of a Diatribe)", [is] the real reason this set of reissues is worth the investment.... It's a terrifying maze of tangents, like the early works of Nurse With Wound cronies Current 93 and O'Malley's own Khanate remixed by some actualization of evil.
  2. Jan 19, 2012
    80
    Call it what you want, a re-working, a remix or a reconstruction (I'm leaning towards a reimagining at this point), The Iron Soul of Nothing is nothing short of superb.
  3. Jan 19, 2012
    76
    It's not so much disorienting as it is illuminating to revisit ØØ Void, Sunn O)))'s second release from 2000, recently reissued by Southern Lord. After all, it sounds exactly as you remember-or exactly as you'd imagine-which is to say: glacial-slow riffs, suffocating drones, mind-numbing minimalism.
  4. Jan 19, 2012
    70
    Ultimately, The Iron Soul of Nothing feels considerably more like a NWW album than a Sunn 0))) album. But somehow that doesn't come at the expense of the source authors. Rather, it's a satisfying document of Stapleton's ongoing creativity as well as confirmation of the potential always nascent in the doom duo's earliest work.
  5. The Wire
    Jan 23, 2012
    60
    Sound stretches and stretches without ever threatening to crack, and you start to long for some crude and rude collisions; a belch, a digression, a protest, an accident... [Machine guns blasts in the second half come] too late, and too orderly. [Dec 2011, p. 63]
  6. Under The Radar
    Jan 19, 2012
    60
    Bleak, caustic meditations for the hopelessly stoned or perilously patient. [#39, p. 74]

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