Sunnata "Outlands" is a blend of Stoner / Doom / Sludge / Psychedelic / Grunge with oriental vibe – get the album here: https://sunnataofficial.bandcamp.com/album/outlands
0:00:37 Lucid Dream
0:23:36 The Ascender
0:29:04 Gordian Knot
0:33:24 Falling (Interlude)
0:34:57 Hollow Kingdom
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This is an official full album upload / stream of "Outlands’ by Sunnata – a trippy music to listen to when high, sleepy or on acid. Driven by addiction to grunge music of the 90’s on one hand and stoner / doom / sludge / psychedelic on the other, Sunnata (sanskrit: Shunyata, का हिंदी में मतलब, meaning: emptiness, voidness) is a soundscape, where noise crossfade clearness – where walls of guitar fuzz, delay and reverb confront the monolith of absolute silence. Often compared to bands like Alice in Chains, Tool or Om, Sunnata follow their own path – a path of dark ritual music.
Known from immersive live performances, Sunnata already opened for Mastodon, Sleep, The Sword, Rotting Christ or Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats.
"One of the coolest aspects about this album is how Sunnata merge post-rock/post-metal themes and sensibilities with the heavier Doom/Sludge Metal sounds. The standout songs on the album have to be Scars, Outlands, Gordian Knot and the epic sounding Hollow Kingdom. Sunnata constantly challenge not only themselves but also the listener as the album takes so many different turns on the individual songs. I thoroughly enjoyed the Alice In Chains early grunge sounding dynamic of the album. Though Sunnata manage to create this album on their own terms. The vocals are never sound violently harsh though there are a few parts where the vocals do become louder than the music itself.
Sunnata manage to inject a few Middle Eastern psychedelic sounds on the album and especially on the title track – Outlands. The production is superb with the whole feel and sound of the album being first rate from the start. The instrumental work is another one of the albums strengths as Sunnata have improved immensely as musicians from their last album. They’ve created a more complex sound from their previous album and perhaps being more creative with their music. Maybe Sunnata have ventured into their Grunge influences compared to their previous releases. However there is still a lot of heavy Sludge/Doom Metal goodness waiting to be discovered on Outlands.
A lot of people have high expectations for this album and I can say they will be rewarded with a deeply complex and heavy progressive album that you will be listening to over and over again. As Outlands has set the benchmark of what to expect from Sunnata for their future releases.
Outlands is their most challenging and complete album to date.
Excellent and Highly Recommended."
Author: Steve Howe / https://outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/