There’s not much ground that hasn’t been covered when you’re writing about US doom metal overlords Sunn O))).
Flight of the Behemoth’ was released before the duo’s world-beating double punch of White One and Two, and doesn’t quite have the refined, bass heavy drone insanity that made those albums so darn popular, but as you probably already know, Sunn O))) material is pretty much all indispensable, even the band’s demos.
The most interesting thing on offer here though is two collaborations with Japanese noise God Merzbow, who teams up with the boys to create quite menacing noisedrone. This is comparable with his crucial Boris collaborations on Hydrahead, and makes you wonder why the acts have never followed up this collaborative urge.
The record ends on a high (or loooow.) too with a ten minute slice of prime low-end badness, destined to churn your bowels and cause plenty of upset to your long-suffering neighbours.