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3.73 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Red in Tooth and Claw (12:14)
2. Lift - Part 1 (5:06)
3. Lift - Part 2 (3:19)
4. Lift - Ppart 3 (6:08)
5. Wake (9:27)
6. Temet Nosce (14:55)
7. Monument (13:30)

Total Time: 64:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Armine / vocals
- Matthew Weed / electric guitar
- David Grossman / bass
- Bruce McMurtrie Jr. / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Paul Romano

CD Translation Loss Records ‎- TL 23-2 (2007, US)

2xLP Translation Loss Records ‎- TL 23-1 (2008, US)

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ROSETTA Wake / Lift ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ROSETTA Wake / Lift reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars ROSETTA are from Philadelphia and play a heavy, sludge ridden brand of Post-Metal not too unlike ISIS or NEUROSIS the two bands many compare them to. I like how Butch Jones describes this album: "...a dark, daunting and depressing piece of work that is best described as a soundtrack to a killing, with thickly mixed and textured guitars and manic rhythms that exudes abrasive tendencies and other mental collapses of the mind". Haha.

I like the instrumental work even if it is doom-like, but the relentless "cookie monster" vocals are really a put off for me. I envy those who like growly vocals because I know i'm missing out on a lot of great music because of it. There is no escape from it on this album."Red In Tooth And Claw" is my favourite, gotta love those riffs.

Anyway I feel bad being the only collaborator to review it so far, I know that will change because this is a highly thought of album out there.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Ppst-metal?, what's that?, is that eatable?, whatever that is, this album is not a new style, but a combination o f two 2old styles: metal and post rock: If you hear this band instrumentaly, you're going to find the sound of Godspeed You Black Emperor!, and, in some parts, but not many parts, t ... (read more)

Report this review (#162724) | Posted by CGH Tompkins | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars wow. was i ever suprised by this band. if i could add the little forum code clappy smiley guys they would be all over this review. its really exciting to see a band really come to their own and discover themselves, which is exactly what Rosetta have done. I can hear the isis, i can hear the neur ... (read more)

Report this review (#152343) | Posted by keiser willhelm | Friday, November 23, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Stunning. Philadelphia four piece Rosetta's sophomore album is quite, simply, the best album of the year. Since their 2004 debut 'The Galilean Satellites', Rosetta have greatly matured. The Galilean Satellites was a great album, though quite unfocused in places, and Wake/Lift have fixed all t ... (read more)

Report this review (#144611) | Posted by jikai55 | Sunday, October 14, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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