This is a review of a joint album between U.S.A's Sunn 0)) and Norway's Ulver who teamed up together to create an experimental sounding album with the recording being released by Southern lord in 2014 and called "Terrestials".
The album starts out with experimental sounding drones and noises and after a couple of minutes elements of ambient are added onto the recording as well as saxophones which leads up to drums 5 minutes later as well as a more doom metal orientated sound which brings in the introduction of bass guitars.
As the album progresses the music gets a lot more darker, experimental and heavy and you can also hear synths in certain sections of the recording along with traces of psychedelia and after awhile a brief use of clean and acoustic guitars make their way onto the album and on the last song there is a brief use of melodic clean singing vocals being utilized.
On this album Sunn 0)) and Ulver team up to create a more experimental drone and while Ulver started out as black metal and Sunn 0))) experimented with it in the past there are no traces of that genre on this recording but it still has a very dark and ritualistic sound to it.
Song lyrics are mostly absent from this album with the music being mostly instrumental but the short amount they have cover poetic themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful and professional sound with all 3 of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding joint effort between Sunn 0)) and Ulver and if you are a fan of experimental, dark ambient and drone, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Western Horn". 8 out of 10.