Polish wilderness prophets SUNNATA (sanskr. noun emptiness, voidness), a four-piece shamanic doom metal band, have released their new single ‘Black Serpent’, taken from forthcoming full-length album Burning In Heaven, Melting On Earth which is released on 26th February.
Listen to ‘Black Serpent’ here:
SUNNATA comments: “‘Black Serpent’ is very different from our previous single ‘Crows’. Heavily inspired by repetitive, neurotic, a bit kraut-like rhythms and church-like harmonised vocals it hits you suddenly with full spectrum doom riffage just to take you on a shamanic ayahuasca interdimensional trip shortly after. All of this to create a background for yet another story of religious fanaticism.”
A ritualistic, meditatively uplifting, doom soundscape, Burning In Heaven, Melting On Earth is a sensuous, ever-mutating musical experience. SUNNATA produce a pulsating mystic dirge which shimmers with odd beauty and uplifting melodies. The result is an atmosphere of sacred submission immersed in huge dynamics for the duration of the album’s 46-minute expanse.
2: God Emperor of Dune
3: A Million Lives
4: Black Serpent
5: Völva (The Seeress)
6: Way Out
SUNNATA have been paving their own way to higher metal skies since their 2014 debut Climbing The Colossus. Their spellbinding sophomore album Zorya (2016) made the band gather even more momentum with regard to the European alternative heavy scene. Third album Outlands (2018) brilliantly brought out even more ritual in the heavy, confidently crossing the frontier of progressive doom to land in even more melancholic and mind-expanding alleys.
Returning in 2021 with Burning In Heaven, Melting On Earth, SUNNATA are at their most transcendent, melding together all the heaviness, intensity and tenderness into a graceful, cross-pollinating form to create something incredible that demands attention and respect. From here SUNNATA are free to roam wherever.