Sumac: What One Becomes LP


Sumac: What One Becomes LP


What One Becomes, the second album from American/Canadian outfit Sumac, “…invests in the recursive exercises of chaos and control”.

Released in 2016 by Thrill Jockey, the powerhouse trio—bassist Brian Cook (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch), drummer Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) and guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom)—explore complexity through “…a greater entanglement of velocity, density, form, and function”. Recorded by Kurt Ballou of Converge fame (High Of Fire, Torche).


  • Double LP
  • 180 gram vinyl
  • Comes in transparent ruby vinyl

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“Sumac are pushing metal in a direction so uncomfortable it may cease to be metal, into an openness that isn't about saying ‘FUCK YOU!’ the loudest. The result is some of his most exciting work since Isis disbanded.” — Pitchfork


“Sumac has surpassed their debut in every way and eschew any claim that the band is just a side-project afterthought.” — Sputnik Music


“Sumac is back, with a more evolved aural finesse alongside boatloads of punishing yet tastefully refined and precise brutality.” — Metal Sucks