One of the best things that happened this summer is the creativity that has come out of the synthwave community. As trends peaked and changed there have been artists that investigated new avenues of music. One of my favorites has to be Gregorio Franco’s new project, Dronn. This neo-classical side project is just what I needed, even though I didn’t know it!
Dronn hit the scene with an EP called Thy Void Infernal, a baroque, Castlevania-esque soundscape that had me hooked immediately. The dungeon-synth sound of this EP had me foaming at the bit for more Dronn music and thankfully he delivered very quickly. The Army of Dawn expands on the sounds we heard in Thy Void Infernal ten-fold. It’s a full on epic soundtrack to a time lost to history. It’s bold, atmospheric, and plays out like the orchestra you’d hear backing a Norwegian black metal band.
If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, Dronn is exactly what you’ve been looking for. My recommendation? Put this on and play it with your best headphones on while you play Dragon Age, Dark Souls, Darkest Dungeon, Salt and Sanctuary, or any other game of that ilk. You’re going to get a far better experience out of it. You’d be hard pressed to find a better Dungeons and Dragons backdrop either, while you’re at it. Check out Dronn right now over at Bandcamp. You won’t be sorry!