Sunn O))) – Oracle (2007)

Sunn O))) and their 2007 album Oracle. A rare album, for sure, and while reading a Metallum review for this release written by a metal head who was entirely new to drone (Here), it occurred to me that drone is appealing because it is a form of dark, brooding music that, overall, is mainly just slowed down with a thick atmosphere layered on top of the original song. Drone is a style of playing music, like black metal, any song can be played in a drone format, it isn’t just the minutes of buzzing guitars that most people think of when they hear the term and this (rather) rare release is a good explanation of this point; 88%, an excellent selection for the Friday afternoon session.

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