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3.74 | 40 ratings | 4 reviews | 42% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ayil (4:59)
2. Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin (6:49)
3. Blue Day For Croatoa (6:37)
4. Release (5:36)
5. Revolve (6:43)
6. Renew (6:09)
7. A Determinism Of Morality (10:50)

Total time 47:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Michael Armine / vocals
- Matthew Weed / electric guitar
- David Grossman / bass, lead (4) & backing vocals
- Bruce McMurtrie Jr. / drums, backing vocals

- Eric Jernigan / backing vocals

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Artwork: Mike Wohlberg ("tFk!")

CD Translation Loss Records ‎- TL 43-2 (2010, US)

2xLP Translation Loss Records ‎- TL 43-1 (2010, US)

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ROSETTA A Determinism Of Morality ratings distribution

(40 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(42%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

ROSETTA A Determinism Of Morality reviews

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Review by Marty McFly
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4 stars This genre of "Prog" (quite wide description of Prog these days, so we have to get used to it - I don't object) is a weird beast. Screams and switching of rough/calm passages, that's what it is basically about. It can be taken crudely, or masterly polished, carefully combined. Sure, it has to be raw and somehow wild, but not untamed. This is piece of art done in half way between these two sharp ends. Yes, I've heard better before, but there are pieces (of songs) of interest as well, so this record isn't damned at all.

I don't consider myself narrow/close minded, but I'm not going to fall for anything with such elements and consider it "terrific" and "superb" instantly. I'm enthusiastic for the good stuff, but also suspicious of what I call "screams for screams themselves" => making noise because it's nice, not because it serves higher purpose of creating art.

Anyway, here the beauty of "tamed" version comes with latter half of the album, while first "part" serves as shocking (won't shock me, but those who are not prepared for such kind of music), while the music slowly distills (like a good old whiskey), until we get pure heaven, especially featured on Renew and title track, A Determinism of Morality, while the second one descends into the same screaming chaos from which the whole album emerged. Wonderfully scripted and I dare to say that this was possible the intended background "story" of this album. Or not ? Depends on which version you want to understand.

4(-), some good, some bad.

Latest members reviews

5 stars I always possessed a soft spot for bands with a sludgy sound such as Buried Inside ans ISIS but my first impression of Rosetta's new album left me a bit hanging. It was most likely being in a despicable mood and that ruined it for me. Nevertheless, after a few sessions I found that the slow rhyth ... (read more)

Report this review (#293767) | Posted by Dunn Khan | Sunday, August 8, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars WARNING: This is not an album for closed minded people. This is a metal album. It has influences from progressive music, but mostly is a metal album, with many hardcore traits, such as drumming, screaming/barking vocals and very few guitar solos, with a heavy emphasis on rhythm. So it shouldn ... (read more)

Report this review (#290623) | Posted by nihilmorari27 | Saturday, July 17, 2010 | Review Permanlink

1 stars To be completely honest, I don't know how ROSETTA's Determinism of Morality made it onto this site. The majority of the album consists of horrible screaming over heavily distorted guitar playing roughly the same things over and over again. Besides the fact that, in my mind, it hardly qualifies ... (read more)

Report this review (#289594) | Posted by myhandsarefree | Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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