Sunn 0))) have returned with a new album continuing the doom/drone metal mixture of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2015 album "Kannon" which was released by Southern Lord Recordings.
A very dark and distorted ambient drone sound starts off the album along with some distorted and noisy reverb's a few seconds later which also leads up to guitar riffs making their presence known on the recording and after awhile grim vocals make their presence known on the recording and also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can hear a great amount of sludge and doom metal elements throughout the recording and when clean singing is used briefly it adds more of an occult like atmosphere to the music and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and on the last track black metal screams are added into the music.
Sunn 0))) creates another album that remains true to the drone/doom metal sound of previous recordings while also getting a bit more ritualistic and experimental this time around, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the song themes focus on Asian beliefs systems and Eastern Esotericism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Sunn 0))) and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Kannon 3". 8 out of 10.