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SUMA - The order Of Things 2LP

249,00 kr
SUMA’s 4th album was originally released back in November 2016 and got completely sold out within just a couple months! Hence this anticipated repress (now in cooperation with Italian label Argonauta -who originally released the CD version).

A new Suma record doesn’t happen every day. It’s been six years since their last proper studio full-length, Ashes, and that certainly feels like long enough. The four-piece traveled to Portland, Oregon, to track The Order of Things with Billy Anderson, who also helmed Ashes and the prior 2006 outing, Let the Churches Burn, and if that’s not enough to make the album an event, the fact that it arrives through no fewer than four different labels should say something about the level of support for Suma‘s churning, deeply atmospheric sludge. Suma pay back the faith shown in them with 57 minutes of destructive post-metal spread across seven tracks. The thudding tension Suma create is gloriously excruciating, cave-echo vocals swirling in the background behind apocalyptic tone and stomp. Much of the album plays back and forth between longer-form material and three shorter atmospheric pieces, immersing the listener in the darkened space Suma will continue to build and tear down. The impression is perpetual all the same, and the sheer fact that after all that bludgeoning, Suma would let their listeners go so gently, drifting, into the album’s finish can really only lead one to conclude that the overriding message of The Order of Things is death. Suma‘s contemplation thereof resonates in its intensity and breadth alike. They are a rare band, and woefully underappreciated.

“The Order Of Things” was, again, produced, recorded and mixed by Mr. Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Swans, Melvins, Sleep, etc.), this time recorded in Portland, OR. (US).

Ltd. 120 copies on double black vinyl with insert in gatefold sleeve.


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