Album Review: Sunn 0))) - "Kannon" (9/10)

Three songs. Thirty-three minutes. A $333 bet that Kannon will be regarded as the best drone album of 2015. Greg Anderson has said in interviews that he’s trying to make the slowest music possible, and he takes that effort to new extremes with the seventh record by Sunn 0))). Anderson and Stephen O’Malley channel Buddhist deity Guanyin Bodhisattva, interpreted as “perceiving the sounds (or cries) of the world,” and present (or confront) us with an unblinking stream of percussion-free music. It is music, and it is metal, but more than that, it is a throwing down of the gauntlet in a time when patience is so sorely lacking.

Score: 9 out of 10

Sunn 0)))
Southern Lord
Producer: Sunn 0))) and Randall Dunn