Thursday, 27 March 2014

SUNNATA - Climbing The Colossus - Album Review

Climbing the colossus cover art

Album Type:Album
Date Released: March 24th 2014
Label: Sel Released

Climbing The Colossus - track listing:

1.I 00:41
2.Orcan 04:58
3.II 00:18
4.Asteroid 03:40
5.Seven 07:05
6.III 00:43
7.Path 07:47
8.Stalagmites 07:08
9.Monolith 06:39
10.IV 00:40
11.Fomalhaut 09:38
12.V 00:54


SUNNATA emerged in 2008 within rising underground of warsaw stoner rock and doom scene. Since then, band proved it’s quality at numerous live performances at biggest stoner/doom/psychedelic festivals, e.g. Desertfest Berlin (Germany), Days Of The Ceremony (Poland) or Robustfest (Ukraine) and shared stage with local and foreign stoner/doom acts like Sungrazer, Suma or Karma To Burn, just to name a few.

2014 is the year of SUNNATA’s long-awaited full length album entitled ‘CLIMBING THE COLOSSUS’, which is an exploration of impermanent nature of sound, full of rapid changes and distortion overdose.

The Band Members

SZY - v., g.
GAD - v., g.
DOB - b.
ROB - d.


Sunnata formerly known as Satellite Beaver have finally delivered their eagerly awaited debut album – Climbing The Colossus – and it is a strange sounding album indeed. Parts Stoner Metal, Doom, Sludge and Industrial based Noise that gives this album extra added menace.

Sunnata have delivered a very powerful and quite dark album packed with a lot of groove. It is not the most straight forward of Sludge/Stoner Metal albums to listen to as the album makes you work for your musical reward. However, if you stick with it you will richly be rewarded with a refreshing take on the Sludge/Stoner Metal genre.

Sunnata pull out all of the stops of adding industrial based noise to their music. 2nd track – Orcan – shows you what this album is all about. Distorted noises and vocals combining for one trippy ride. This album has an epic industrial noise feel to it and it instantly draws you into Sunnata’s violent world, which you may find very hard to escape from

Other great tracks to check out are Seven, Path and Stalagmites open this dark world onto a grander scale as Sunnata continue to impress on every level. Guitars feel like out of control chainsaws rounding your soul into submission. Imagine a darker and more twisted version of Kyuss partying with the devil in the legendary hot desert sun. And that is what is in store for you on this excellent album.

The main tracks range from 7 mins to 9 mins in length. So if you like epic Sludge/Stoner Metal riffs then you are going find much to admire here. The songwriting is superb through out, as Sunnata have written some crazy as fuck lyrics to match the fast-paced violent riffage, which drives this album to its hard-hitting conclusion.

The vocals actually give the atmosphere a sense of impending doom that the entire world is going to end. Sunnata are really doing something special here. This album is getting a lot of buzz from the Sludge/Stoner Metal scene and it is not hard to see why.

Climbing The Colossus will have you coming back for more punishment over and over again. It’s a harsh, violent and equally addictive album with riffs to die for. Satellite Beaver may be dead but long live SUNNATA.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Mona at Platinum PR for sending us a copy to review. Climbing The Colossus is available to buy on CD/DD from BandCamp now.

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Written by Steve Howe