Brooklyn, NY's Hull first came to public awareness with a 2007 EP named Viking Funeral, which boasted a single, 17-minute song (in two parts) showcasing a wide range of styles ranging from doom, to sludge to post-hardcore to crust-core. This earned them a deal with The End Records, at which time curiously titled bandmembers Rev. A. Mack, Rev. J. Stieber, Rev. C. Laietta V, Rev. N. Palmirotto, and Rev. S.B. Dunn began working on an album-length extrapolation of these influences, duly released in 2009 as Sole Lord.