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DARK BUDDHA RISING is a three-piece Finnish heavy-psychedelic-stoner progressive rock outfit and their history, private life have been still shrouded in mystery. Or rather, they must be mysterious for 'The Black Arts of Psychedelia' as they advocate. In 2007 DARK BUDDHA RISING released the album 'I' on their own, about which is very little information now. Shooting their debut double LP 'Ritual IX' from a Finnish independent label Post-RBMM in 2008, they went on a tour called 'Live Rituals' around Finland till the following year. In February 2009 they stood on stage of Psychotropic Caravan at Nosturi (a versatile live music venue located close to downtown Helsinki) to bump their doomy psychedelia into the audience with Circle, Lord Vicar, or Vibravoid. The second double LP 'Entheomorphosis', heavier than previous one, was released in November 2009.

DARK BUDDHA RISING appeared again on the stage of Psychotropic Caravan with other promising stoner bands (Eagle Twin, Aortaorta, Moloken, or Totalt Jävla Mörker) in January 2010.

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3.14 | 7 ratings
Ritual IX
2.33 | 3 ratings
3.50 | 2 ratings
Abyssolute Transfinite
3.50 | 2 ratings
3.00 | 3 ratings
3.86 | 3 ratings

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0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Roadburn 2012

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3.04 | 4 ratings


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 Mathreyana by DARK BUDDHA RISING album cover Studio Album, 2020
3.86 | 3 ratings

Dark Buddha Rising Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams

4 stars I'm sure this creation should be fit for such a dark, confusing world. "Mathreyata" was launched in November 2020 as the latest album by a Finnish stoner combo DARK BUDDHA RISING. Upon this opus, we can hear their 'Black Arts of Psychedelia' be vividly active and more offensive. Every single person all over the world is in trouble with such terrible pandemic and depressive circumstances. Their shout and scream based upon crazy deep heavy sound structure would represent our suffering or painfulness. Honest to say I've looked forward to their strong invitation to another dimension via their production, and I'm very glad to meet such a fantastic, fanatical departure for the next decade.

The beginning of the first "Sunyaga" is kinda killer. Dark, deep, heavy (a bit metallic) sound construction especially grave tones by the rhythm section drives us mad definitely. Slightly complicated but simply repetitive deadly rumble is pretty poisonous, addictive for the audience. Sounds like the audience would fall into sticky vertigo under their darkness. Slowtempo, monotonous melody lines are also hallucinogenic but the sound basis is too violent and magnificent for us to fall asleep. Their big screams amongst the deep instrumental phrases sound like antiviral agents. Mysteriously this track makes us safe and sound, in a sense. The following "Negathma" is flooded with more complex rhythmic lines but the overall impression is similar to the previous one. Insistent melodic repetitions obviously scratch our inner mind again and again. Another oceanic ambience "Uni" full of guitar fuzz and feedback is quite dreamy and suggestive. This stuff reminds me of sorta similar vein to "Ora È Sempre" by Perizona Experiment but much darker and heavier. The latter phase goes forward with greatly improvisational approaches where all instruments are unified and compromised regardless of improvisation. "Mahathgata III" the last excessive epilogue is the most colourful and variable one all over the album. Assaulting melodic repetitions based upon stoner shoegaze loudness kick us into DBR sound abuse. The last speedy spacey sound collective sounds like our palpitation under their dark sky.

Encourage, enforce our vigour. Through the whole opus of theirs every single stoner rock fan could work off any stress all over the world.

 I by DARK BUDDHA RISING album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2007
3.04 | 4 ratings

Dark Buddha Rising Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams

3 stars A Finnish dark matter DARK BUDDHA RISING have shot an obscure addictive agent as their debut album ... this "I" is exactly flooded with North-European clean air cut and their stoner alchemical ability.

After dangerous muddy feel flows via "Intro", they paste upon our ears their persistent dark posters created by guitar fuzz and ethnically percussive footsteps. This "Se Y Es" is energetic and impressive, obviously suitable for us to call stoner space rock. The latter part sounds more mysterious, more horrible, with warped sound effects and hotchypotchy guitar violence. The following track "Atra-Hasis" is stickier, more dry-chemical, and more stressful. Attacked as an eternally painful stoner kicks ... oh yes, the last part with crazy voices is of cool comfort. They squeeze lots of psychedelic stone elements into such a shorter track.

"Nihilvana". What a grrr groove indeed. Heavy, motivative riffs remind us something like space rock power. But hey don't get deceived. They presumably shoot plenty of black bullets produced with infernal heavy sediments and zombie cries. Crying guitar solo sounds like the end of a human life. Only dreadful strict bass quakes can salvage our mind, I imagine? A killa really. Through the last one "Dapuris" we complete their spacey psychedelia in our brain ... experimental drumming with surrealistic electric spices is toxic, and permanent slimy greasy guitar-based sound explosion is pretty tough for us to digest. But try to do, and understand.

Their stoner science along with Finnish mind-altering aurora claims exactly upon our skin. Ah of course, not a real life but splendid nightmare is guaranteed for all.

Thanks to DamoXt7942 for the artist addition.

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