Weakling – Dead As Dreams

Recommendation: 🐺🐺🐺 Released only seven years after the first Burzum album, Weakling’s Dead as Dreams pioneered a wave of American black metal bands1 that was so distinct from its Scandinavian predecessors that it even earned its own tag: “US Black Metal,” or USBM. For better or for worse – and more often the former, much to the chagrin of Weakling’s […]

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Drudkh – Forgotten Legends

Recommendation: 🐺🐺☁ Low fidelity production in black metal can be an immensely efficacious tool in establishing atmosphere, with the most (in?)famous example being Darkthrone’s Transilvanian Hunger. Sometimes a lo-fi aesthetic is necessitated by financial constraints on behalf of the band, which is at least one of the reasons why Ulver’s Nattens Madrigal – Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden has its characteristic buzzsaw […]

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AOTW | 1 April: SUNN O))) – Black One

The flagship album that inspired the new moniker for SUNNbleach, Black One represents the coalescence of everything that SUNN O))) sought to accomplish in the the noughties. Merging drone metal and black metal into something undefinably monstrous, Black One broke from the power ambient of White1 and White2 (no relation) with shorter songs, more prominent vocals, and – frankly – […]

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Announcement: Welcome to SUNNbleach

Upon much consideration, the editors of the on-line music publication known as Sunbleach have decided that it is time for a change. Sunbleach has been a part of the vaporwave community for ten months now, amassing over one thousand articles including over two hundred reviews. However, vaporwave is dead. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we sing a […]

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