small cover image Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu
Format: CD
Label: 20 Buck Spin Notify Me ( ? )
Price: $12.00

Known thus far in North America only to the most attentive and adventurous of black metal fans, Finland's ORANSSI PAZUZU has channelled Valonielu, their first album on a US-based label (and third overall), to legions of fellow travelers seeking transcendence. The band name, a combination of the Finnish word Oranssi, which means "orange" and for the band symbolizes cosmic energy, and Pazuzu, a mythic demon of the wind, conjures perfectly the band's unequaled, singular take on Psychedelic Cosmic Black Metal-celestial and boundless but malevolently grim and harsh. Oranssi Pazuzu's second album Kosmonument, was received with great critical acclaim as a brilliant work by a band developing into something all their own. On Valonielu, Oranssi Pazuzu sharpens their songcraft into a more succinct and salient statement, invoking '90s-era Darkthrone yet reaching farther out into the psych and experimental multiverse. From the beginning chainsaw riff of album opener "Vino Verso" to the climactic, world downfall of final track "Ympyrae On Viiva Tomussa," Oranssi Pazuzu masterfully establishes a cosmology all their own. With Valonieulu, the band offers not a sleepy, pale grey shoegaze record masquerading as black metal, but a vibrant, colorful cataclysm incorporating psych and space rock that cannot be easily categorized as any one particular genre or coming from any single influence. Exceptional artists by any measure, Oranssi Pazuzu are now certain to rise to an elevated position within the modern music landscape. LP to be released 11/12/2013. No Export outside N. America.

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