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Oranssi Pazuzu


Experimental/Post Metal

3.61 | 51 ratings

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4 stars Listening diary 24th February, 2022: Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi (avant-garde psychedelic black metal, 2019)

This one's finally starting to click for me - a relief of sorts, since Värähtelijä is one of my favourite albums of all time, and the fact that I wasn't quite getting this one was threatening to put me in the pile of edgelords who complain about bands they like getting famous. I can definitely see why this one caused Oranssi to blow up, but it's not because it's more accessible, it's because it's more bonkers. There's far less of the atmospheric black metal style here, instead they've gone into some even more bizarre fusions including krautrock and synthesisers, and the psychedelia is turned up to 10. It's nowhere near as immersive as their previous records, and perhaps that's why I didn't latch on as easily, but the atmosphere is traded for some incredibly muscular grooves, and the overall creativity of the album couldn't be higher, especially for modern metal.

7.2 (6th listen)

Part of my listening diary from my facebook music blog -

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