The Sun Awakens - Six Organs of Admittance
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  • Summary: Ben Chasny returns with a follow-up to 'School Of The Flower.'
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. The Sun Awakens is the record he's been promising. Where School of the Flower was a leap, placing his singing and guitar playing in equal measure -- though there were numerous instrumental pieces -- The Sun Awakens is the place they burst forth, fully entwined, completely formed.
  2. As a whole, the songs presented on The Sun Awakens come across as a work of art, evoking a response and then either building or contrasting to it. [#14]
  3. The opening seven tracks on The Sun Awakens are probably the strongest sequence of songs on any Six Organs release so far.
  4. If you've ever been intrigued by the sound of the sun imploding, this should be your cup of hemlock.
  5. If you were hoping for a predictable outing from Ben Chasny, you won't find it on The Sun Awakens.
  6. 70
    Recall[s] the most disturbingly surreal moments of a David Lynch film. [Jul 2006, p.87]
  7. Half of The Sun Awakens is vigorous and wonderful; half is abhorrent and stultifying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. MitchellM
    Nov 1, 2006
  2. KevinK
    Sep 7, 2006
    Most people wouldn't understand music like this. "Rivers of Transfiguration" is a 24 minute epic and the most interesting songs I've heard. I love it. When the snare drum just juts in as if it were a gunshot I can't help but get shivers. If you ilke experimental stuff or cool folk stuff then this a must have. Expand
  3. JeffK
    Jun 15, 2006
    This album is dark, desperate, and tense. It buids and builds but never releases, and it is also the loudest Six Organs record ever. Japanese Psyche influences abound. Beautiful... Expand