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KOSMONUMENT

Oranssi Pazuzu

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.04 | 7 ratings

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UMUR
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4 stars "Kosmonument" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Finnish post/psychadelic black metal act Oranssi Pazuzu. The album was released in October 2011 by Spinefarm Records. "Muukalainen puhuu (2009)" proved to be a mighty fine debut album mixing equal parts krautrock psychadelia with post black metal. "Muukalainen puhuu" was released on the small label Violent Journey Records while "Kosmonument" has been picked up for release by the larger Finnish label Spinefarm Records, which should help the album's availability to the fans.

The music on "Kosmonument" is filthy, dark, atmospheric, repetitive, psychadelic and at times quite intriguing. Oranssi Pazuzu have an organic sound that brings a lot to the music. It would be wrong to call this lo-fi or chaotic but it definitely isn't clean nor pretty either. The vocals are raspy which is one of the most obvious black metal traits on the album, but other than that, and a couple of blast beats, you won't find much on "Kosmonument" that fall under the catagory of "regular" sounding black metal. This is tripped out and obscure. The kind of music style that makes you uncertain of what to call it.

Compared to the debut album, "Kosmonument" is slightly more psychadelic, chaotic and organic. But Oranssi Pazuzu already had a pretty original style carved on "Muukalainen puhuu" and I'd call "Kosmonument" a continuation of that style rather than a development. The album is a bit long with it's 66:13 minutes playing time and if you ask me some tracks overstay their welcome by a couple of minutes, but if you don't mind your music featuring repetitive hypnotic beats/basslines and equally repetitive song structures, I'm not sure it'll pose a problem to you. Most of the time it doesn't pose a problem to me either. In fact most of the time those features bring a cool, laid back effect to the music that's greatly enjoyable. I guess I liked the debut sligthly better than this album, but "Kosmonument" is definitely a worthy purchase too if you enjoy your post-black/extreme metal with a psychadelic twist. A 3.5 - 4 star rating is deserved.

UMUR | 4/5 |

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