Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Rosetta - Oku/The Secrets

     Today's band cropped up on a few year-end lists that I saw, and likely more that slipped past my vigilant gaze. Even I've recommended them to you before, but it's been a while, so it's once again Rosetta's time to shine.

     Rosetta's sludgy, vaguely Mastodony post-metal certainly isn't about instant gratification; several songs on last year's The Anaesthete clock in at six minutes or longer, and the album as a whole is chock full of ebbing and flowing. Rosetta are definitely a band who've mastered the art of the build and release.

     Today's song, however, starts out with the release and works backwards. "Oku/The Secrets" opens with some hammering guitars and drums, and then levels out into some rolling thunder riffing for the groove that carries the latter portion of the song. Some volume is a must for this one.

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