10-11-2011, 12:27 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: New York City, New York
Originally Posted by daimonos
25. Om - Pilgrimage
2. Unitive Knowledge of the Godhead
3. Bhima's Theme
4. Pilgrimage (Reprise)
Many of you probably know the band Sleep, and if you don't, then you really need to pay attention to this thread. Om was formed by the 2/3rd's of Sleep who didn't form High on Fire, aka Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius. You might be asking who they got to play guitar for their band, and you might be surprised at the answer. Nobody. Om is (was) just those two musicians, a bassist and a drummer. It's kind of difficult to describe Om's sound. The bass riffs can be trance inducing, and very peaceful, with tribal drumming and soft vocals, but at times, the volume will get turned up to 11 and all madness will ensue. This is proof that the bass guitar is an extremely powerful weapon, if used correctly. Even though this is the lowest number on the list, it is by no means a bad album. I encourage all fans of Sleep, as well as everyone else to check these guys out, right now.
The whole thing, it flows really well.
I fucking love OM. I think I'm one of the only people on Earth that wouldn't call them a doom band. I can easily see why someone would call them that and couldn't disagree, but to me, OM is much more than that. Also, new record in 2012, so no need for the was there
Melody's Echo Chamber: 5/12
The Haxan Cloak: 5/15
The Body: 5/16
Chastity Belt: 5/22