For the sake of variety, I definitely thought the album was above average and I enjoyed parts of it. I will say that Dark Ambient is not completely my type of music, but it still did incorporate a tiny bit of black metal sounding elements into the songs, mostly the guitar. I will also say that if you are into creepy sounding music that actually makes you feel fear, this album will probably be for you. Overall good album.
As my first step into the extreme drone metal genre I have to say I was thoroughly impressed. There were moments that had me literally paralyzed, being overwhelmed by the noises. Although I was not expecting it to happen with this group, that moment where music stops everything and drags you into it is rare, and Sunn O))) did the job well.
Ridiculously un-accessible, and stupidly long, but if you walk into this with an open mind and just let the dense wall of sound wash over you, you'll find that Black One is as gratifying as it is monotonous and lengthy.
Train of Thought: "Sin Nanna", wow this is really nice. Moody as hell. "It Took the Night to Believe", also really good. Maybe a bit too long. "Rest of the Album" 10 minutes long!?!?! Who got the patience for this?!