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Sunn O))) - Kannon (2015) - Review

Band: Sunn O)))
Album title: Kannon
Release date: 4 December 2015
Label: Southern Lord Records

Tracklist:
01. Kannon 1
02. Kannon 2
03. Kannon 3

If listening to drone music isn't that simple, talking about drone music is way more difficult, it isn't a topic for everyone, but in my opinion Sunn O)))'s work is always definable as masterpiece.
Kannon reflects the will of the duo to evolve their sound from the "nightmare" to something more easy but intense, due the recent collaboration with Ulver, the sound is more rich of ambient parts and vocals are much more chilling.
As usual music, concept and everything about the album goes around the massive and costant guitar riffing, as always, but in this case is more intellegible, more "metal", slightly more definable as a guitar sound, unusually clean and recognizable, mixed with eletronic synth and bass.
Sunn o))) managed to put more ambient stuff in this record as they done before in the split with Ulver, Boris and Scott Walker.
Feeling wise this record provides less anxiety, distress and chill more than every album before the recent splits, and give me the concrete sensation of a matured band, I really can feel the introspected trip that the band want to express through the concept.
Concept that unusually is more figurative and specific,around the multiple form of Buddah and his plurality, One, no-One, everything, nothing, incarnation of a goddes and so on.
Trying to explain in simple words, this album is more musical with the purpose to comunicate a religious and philosophic message.
In my opinion it's a step up for Sunn O))) as a band, it isn't perfect as the split with Ulver or evocative as the one with Boris, but still my favourite in their discography 'till now.

Review written by: Tank
Rating 8,5/10

Disclaimer: This is a guest review and it does not necessarily represent the point of view of the Terra Relicta staff.

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Band: Red Sun Revival
Album title: Identities
Release date: 19 June 2015
Label. Echozone/Ressurection Records

When the London based four piece Red Sun Revival released their debut album, Running From The Dawn, in 2012, the gothic rock fans were nothing but mesmerized and hooked by its ethereal emotional melodies, yet very personal and deeply moving songs. Then the EP named Embers brought one hell of a promising four tracks where the band showed even more matured compositional skills. With Identities the band got even more unique sound, even though the typical gothic rock elements perfected before by The Mission, Nosferatu, The Cure and Fields Of The Nephilim are present all over, but done in such kind of soundtrack-ish style, with pinch of pop like edge in some rhythmic lines, with emotions pouring out with every chord, every beat and every word, I don't believe we ever heard something alike before. Identities with all of the ten featured songs is as opposed to the debut album written not only by bands mastermind Rob Leydon, this time also bassist Panos Theodoropoulous took a part in the compositional process and the consequence are even more flowing, lush and original soundscapes, even Rob Leydon's voice has almost nothing to do anymore with Carl McCoy. In a way I can go as far and say that if later era Pink Floyd were ever going to make gothic rock then something similar could came up. Identities offers a myriad of amazing moments that flow like a tender warm breeze of the most refined darkness, thus exposing all of its beauty to the one who'll give to this release a careful listen.

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