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Oranssi Pazuzu


Experimental/Post Metal

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4 stars Love such a fantastic psychedelic experimental metal from Finland. "Mestarin Kynsi" was released in 2020 as the fifth full-length album of a Finnish metal act ORANSSI PAZUZU, who call themselves a psychedelic / black progressive metal band. Actually this is my first ORANSSI PAZUZU's creation that sounds more experimental, slashing, and melodic than a dark stoner project DARK BUDDHA RISING from the same province. Guess there would be some progressive metal fans who feel not only avantgarde or depressive but also funky, garagey, or rather dreamy via their soundscape. Although the distorted voices are slightly cheesy, their basic musical appearance is quite colourful, wonderful, and delightful. Such a practical, pragmatic element can be heard through the beginning of the first shot "Ilmestys".

Based upon deep, heavy, grangey performances by the rhythm section, what an impressive explosion the keyboard / synthesizer-oriented quirky sound emissions are. Their melodic and rhythmic lines are not so complicated nor destructive enough to drive our head into insanity but every single phrase sounds quite bombastic and framboyant. Musical kicks are consistently tasty and flowery. The similar texture can be felt via the following track "Tyhjyyden Sakramentti" featuring smooth, soothing guitar playing. Sentimental, emotional touches are pretty impressive. Not only their definite extremity but also their intensive experimentalism and revolutionalism unleash our potential. The latter phase produced with heavy industrial keyboard revolutions are wonderful. My favourite.

The third attack "Uusi Teknokratia" is another surrealism. On speedy rhythm turfs, complex melodic appearances dance into madness. An uneasy atmosphere between loud sound distortions is very challenging. Psychedelic freakout essence here and there is also lunatic and fantastic. The terminal part launches a similar vein to lengthy reverberations sometimes heard in Krautrock for us. This one can be grabbed through the former part of the following section "Oikeamielisten Sali" (as if we would listen to "Trixie Stapelton 291" by FILLE QUI MOUSSE). The middle of the song sounds more devastating and dissecting though. And bright instrumental seasonings go forward massively. In "Kuulen Ääniä Maan Alta" , excessive explosive keyboard performances are pleasant and enjoyable. They remind us of another side in the Finnish electronic scene or something. The last "Taivaan Portti" is a kind of perfect death metal. Occlusive continuous post-metallic missiles attack our inner mind. Sadly it's the most plaintive one all around the album.

There are pros and cons for this opus apparently but I feel they did a good job. Finnish experimental metal rules, let me say.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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