What makes Oracle a wonderful metal band is their grooves added to the classic death metal sound that gives their music a smooth flow.
Having formed in 2016 Oracle is a father/son team of Trey Ozinga (drums) and Ray Ozinga ( bass) and are completed by Jason Long on vocals and guitar . Upon my first listen to their new single "Hindsight is 2020", I was wonderfully pleased by their cohesive musicianship. So, of course, I delved deeper into their discography and spent a day riding along to Forgotten Songs From Camp Yeti (2019),Seven Deadly Sins (2018),Into the Unknown (2017) and Beyond Omega (2016). There are so many elements to enjoy on these albums and if you have a very discerning ear, you can even pick out influences and flavors of other genres through the course of their work. You will hear some black metal riffing injected into many of their tracks. Dwelling in darkness and intense atmospheres you could define their sound as old school death metal but there is no doubt they have stamped it with their own brand. With their diverse and complex songs (see "Greed" or "Seven Deadly Sins"), that rawness of the classic death metal sound is created with a good production and then mixed with a rather technical level of execution more in tune with these modern days. The music flows, entwined with rhythmic changes that can take you from a furious frenzy to a more ethereal approach via bone-crunching riffs and well- balanced solos that creep around you and suck you in their world.