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"Heaviest Song Ever" By SunnO)))
The Quietus , January 13th, 2010 06:07

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In a spurious and unscientific yet entirely satisfying endeavour, SunnO)))'s 'Hunting And Gathering' was named the heaviest song ever by "absolute maniacal mad man" Jason Ellis.

"I guess there's no accounting for taste!" said Greg Anderson about the dubious award.

The track is taken from Monoliths And Dimensions The Quietus' favourite album of 2009. To listen to Mr Ellis and Mr Anderson on Radio Faction click here.

We, of course, are in broad agreement but would like to see a proper scientific double blind experiment conducted by the world's top physicists in 2010. When the world's greatest minds in heaviosity gather, we would like them to consider the following songs:

Electric Wizard 'Dopethrone'

Heaviness: like a skip full of bowling balls being pushed off a cliff

Eyehategod 'Dopesick'

Heaviness: like a very, very heavy brass skull

Sleep 'Dopesmoker'

Heaviness: like a very, very big anvil

Butthole Surfers '22 Going On 23'

Heaviness: like the death of the family pet

Mayhem 'Freezing Moon'

Heaviness: like the death of the family

Thorr's Hammer 'Norge'

Heaviness: like a Transit van being sucked into a black hole

Godflesh 'Like Rats'

Heaviness: like the Titanic. Being dropped on your foot

Admiral Angry 'Bug Vomit'

Heaviness: like the deathstar filled with lead

Ministry 'Corrosion'

Heaviness: like Mechagodzilla's big computerized balls

Melvins 'Roman Bird Dog'

Heaviness: like a giant metal dinosaur with its own weather system

Toby Cook
Jan 13, 2010 11:49am

Ah, good list - very good list.
I would put forward the case for Boris' 'Absolutego' and/or Murder One's 'Taste The Knife' to be added though (that's some heavy shit!)

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James Holloway
Jan 13, 2010 1:44pm

In reply to Toby Cook:

Boris' Absolutego out dronedooms both Sunn 0))) and Earth. If anything it's the bridging between both bands and much more uncompromising than either band. No wonder O'Malley and Andersson love them so.

I'm putting it on now.

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Dayal Patterson
Jan 13, 2010 5:05pm

Abruptum's De Profundis Mors Vas Cousume will also wipe the smile of your face, and is arguably heavier than the above songs, good as they are.

tttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3vyf4w-Rfc

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John Doran
Jan 13, 2010 5:11pm

In reply to Dayal Patterson:

Some good calls here. I couldn't think of a Boris one. Abruptum is a fair shout.

I should have put some Gnaw Their Tongues as well.

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Rory McMillen
Jan 13, 2010 5:11pm

I am disappointed to see that "Slaves Shall Serve" by Behemoth has not been considered :/ that song is nearly indecently heavy, as is Gorgoroths "Incipit Satan" :O

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Jonathan Selzer
Jan 13, 2010 5:17pm

No Swans? Tsk Tsk. Pretty much their entire catalogue up until 'Holy Money' would be worthy of inclusion.

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Brother Grimm
Jan 13, 2010 9:07pm

yeah well el-p 'ghost final instrumental' is lovely, too. and some tracks of this beak> record

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Conn
Jan 13, 2010 10:05pm

Can't argue with that but honourable mentions must also go to Swans, Killdozer and Napalm Death's "Evolved as One".

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Leyton Rocks
Jan 13, 2010 11:55pm

Hepatic Tissue Fermentation - Carcass is a heavy load on the ears ... good call on the Butthole Surfers 22 going on 23

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Jeff
Jan 14, 2010 4:03am

I'd have to nominate "The Heaviest Matter of the Universe" by Gojira. These are all pretty heavy, but they don't feel like being sucked into a black hole.

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Mat Colegate
Jan 14, 2010 2:31pm

I'll put in a vote for Toadliquor's (Opening Sections of) Interstellar Space. Mainly because the singer sounds so existentially crushed that his vocal begins to sound like that of a crying child. Which is pretty Ozzy-esque, when you think about it. Death of God + Weeping Infant = None More Heavy.

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Robert Spellman
Jan 14, 2010 8:08pm

No Whitehouse?

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tom watson
Jan 15, 2010 12:18pm

'God Luck and Good Speed' by Weedeater deserves a mention...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIbTEV-G97E

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wuf
Jan 15, 2010 11:40pm

I thought Overkill's Skullcrusher in live would be heaviest ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaR5whVsKgM

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Brother Grimm
Jan 20, 2010 10:03pm

here's something slow, no guitars
bohren und der club of gore, 'black earth'
btw when i hear 'i've had the time of life', i really get frightened and furious and shit. that's physical. sweat, impending sense of doom

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Art Philip
Feb 12, 2010 7:03am

Has to be 'Primitive Man' on Jerusalem album (1972) produced by Ian Gillan, way before anyone else. The first official remastered reissue was released by Rockadrome Records in 2009 - even heavier than original!

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Noah Storness-bliss
Dec 18, 2010 12:06am

In reply to Rory McMillen:

finally a mention of behemoth here Diamonos is up there too i would think... some of these i dont even find all that heavy

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..++++..
Mar 12, 2012 3:12pm

Few more entries:
Painkiller w/ Godflesh - "The Toll"
Godflesh - "Pulp (BBC Sessions)"
Fantômas - "Der Golem"
Cathedral - "Serpent Eve"
Napalm Death - "The Curse"
Melvins - "Charmicarmicat"
Fudge Tunnel - "Hate Song (Version)"
Ministry - "Filth Pig"
Jazzkamer - "The Worms Will Get In"
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - "Grave Wisdom"
Pink Floyd - "The Narrow Way: Part II"

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..++++..
Mar 12, 2012 3:12pm

Few more entries:
Painkiller w/ Godflesh - "The Toll"
Godflesh - "Pulp (BBC Sessions)"
Fantômas - "Der Golem"
Cathedral - "Serpent Eve"
Napalm Death - "The Curse"
Melvins - "Charmicarmicat"
Fudge Tunnel - "Hate Song (Version)"
Ministry - "Filth Pig"
Jazzkamer - "The Worms Will Get In"
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - "Grave Wisdom"
Pink Floyd - "The Narrow Way: Part II"

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