Rosetta The Anaesthete
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TheBarber
November 5th 2013



1699 Comments


"Nah dude, this pretty much sucks, but band was sweet before"

Band made better/more ambitious material before for sure yeah but this definitly doesn't suck, just massively overshadowed by their 2 first outings, still thinking this edges ADOM a tad

Digging: Lilys - Eccsame The Photon Band

BetaAquilae
November 6th 2013



248 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Saw them 2 days ago in small ass but packed room.

Jesus fucking christ they're amazing, and such cool and simple guys.

Butkuiss
November 6th 2013



4110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

ADOM is their most ambitious release though. Lel at this edging that.

TheBarber
November 7th 2013



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And lolilol at ADOM being their most ambitious release dude, TGS all the way in that category

tempest--
November 7th 2013



12638 Comments


this was the first Rosetta album I heard and I thought it kinda sucked so

Butkuiss
November 7th 2013



4110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

@Barber: TGS was really just retreading the Neur-Isis template that had already been around for a bit. Mixing ambient and metal discs wasn't ambitious. It had already been done by The Flaming Lips and Neurosis. It's a cool gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless. Plus, a lot of TGS suffered from overly drawn out and generic songwriting. It's a great album, but that's undeniable.

ADOM, on the other hand, was a drastic shift in aesthetic and sound. It was faster, heavier, and experimented more with groove and dynamic shift instead of just aimless noodling (Tement Nosce). Not to mention that they actually cut a lot of the fat.

TheBarber
November 7th 2013



1699 Comments


To me TGS just took back the form of double disc syncing but in terms of content it was much more well performed and striking than what Neurosis proposed with Times of Grace/Grace (I really believe that those two albums, despite being wonderful on their own, didn't go as well together as they did with TGS), it wasn't just a silly gimmick since it worked brilliantly and taking such a risk for a debut album, plus making it work (Itinerant/Ross 128), definitly makes TGS stand out to me as an amazingly ambitious record within the genre. As for songwiting, the more "classic" approach to pm as with Departe or Europa didn't make these songs shine out as much as the rest of the tracks but the underlayered ambiance and technical skill more than saved the few falts in songwriting imo.

Have nothing to say about Temet Nosce's aimless noodling since I love that song probably unreasonably : ). ADOM was not a major drastic shift in aesthetic (it can be argued for sound however) and was definitly not heavier than the previous records or this one (faster than W/L and TGS though).
Although I'll have to admit than I can't deny the fact that ADOM has a rich and dense songwriting with amazing "fist in the air!" moments, the elements that slightly turn me off ADOM are very subjective; For instance I dislike the bassist's vocals and lyric line on Release, the repetitive retread of the release, revolve, renew idea, the gang vocals on Revolve. Basicly many of the "positive" moments on the record that most of the time are just grating to me. wich is why I was positivly surprised by the darker branching on some of the tracks of this record.

Anyway opinions man

TheBarber
November 7th 2013



1699 Comments


Damn for the wall of text, probably should have soundoff'ed this to you dude, sorry

Butkuiss
November 7th 2013



4110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

ADOM was a major shift in aesthetic through, away from the post-whatever back towards hardcore punk. Before ADOM, Rosetta's shortest actual song (Counting Lift's 3 parts as one here) was their seven and a half minute cover of Homesick by The Cure. Five minute tracks like Release and Ayil were a pipe dream-especially when you consider how much they brought forward the rhythm section and vocals. Shit, they even added in breakdowns, clean vocals, and gang vox, all aesthetic cornerstones of hardcore, and dropped most of the post-metal slow-moving epic-build tropes on everything but the final track.



And disliking the Release, Revolve, Renew repetition is a bit weird if you're okay with the Wake/Life and Europa repetitions they have. Hell, I'm pretty sure the lyrics Release, Revolve, Renew popped up in a song on W/L anyway.

TheBarber
November 7th 2013



1699 Comments


I love that Homesick cover! And yep Release, Revolve, Renew was on Monument

climactic
November 7th 2013



18342 Comments


determinism slays agreed

never bothered getting this, i guess i will now

TheBarber
November 7th 2013



1699 Comments


Jam Oku/The Secret, probably my fav here

XingKing
January 19th 2014



10045 Comments


Wow I forgot this album even came out

tempest--
January 19th 2014



12638 Comments


well yea it was a pretty forgettable album

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 19th 2014



8748 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea p. much

XingKing
January 19th 2014



10045 Comments


That makes me sad because their prior albums are so beautiful

Butkuiss
January 19th 2014



4110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Still reppin' ADOM as one of the best post-metal/atmospheric sludge albums ever.

Spec
January 19th 2014



27062 Comments


So I shouldn't bother with this?

FearThyEvil
January 19th 2014



12280 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

If you're a fan of Rosetta give it a shot. If not, you can pass. Personally, as a fan of the band, this is disappointment.

Spec
January 19th 2014



27062 Comments


I really like the band. What's the big turn off about this album exactly?



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