Zoroaster
The Voice of Saturn


4.0
excellent

Review

by joshmay USER (2 Reviews)
March 4th, 2009 | 25 replies | 5,647 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This album is bad f*ckin *ss.

1 of 3 thought this review was well written

This is the third full-length from Georgia psych-sludge trio Zoroaster, and boy have they done it this time. Put this album on and you're in for an hour of some powerful vibrations. They have this cd available at zoroastergear.com and if you buy it for ten bucks, you get their previous one, Dog Magic, for five. That deal is a steal and that album is no joke.

Unlike its predecessor, which was furiously bare-bones sludge, Voice of Saturn takes that heavy base and liberates it to its intended cosmic pathway. From the kicker track "Spirit Molecule" these guys demonstrate that being outer-limits spacey doesnt mean you have to sacrifice the ball-breaking menace of the music.

Did I mention that Brent Hinds of Mastodon lays down a headie solo on "White Dwarf" that leaves you wonderin what millenium it is?

If I were to try and pin down these guy's influences, I'd probably have to leave it at Black Sabbath and the Milky Way Galaxy. This record draws from so many influences ... tribal drums, noise, vocal arrangements ... that you really just have to listen to it to get a feel for what these guys are doing.

Don't miss the hidden track at the end that takes a jam into diverse dimensions... or is it immense divisions? demented diversions?

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joshmay
March 4th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

these guys played scion rock fest this past weekend (which was a killer time btw) and blew the roof off the place.This Message Edited On 03.04.09

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2009



17920 Comments


nice, i've been meaning to get this

joshmay
March 4th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

how do i get my review to be a staff review?


i mean shit, ive been "staff" for like 5 years

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2009



17920 Comments


i just spammed the site for a few years and voila

joshmay
March 4th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

? no i mean where is the button i push :p

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2009



17920 Comments


if only there was a button

joshmay
March 4th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i figured for supermods there was!!!

CompanionCube
March 4th 2009



977 Comments


lol


rasputin
March 4th 2009



14540 Comments


Gonna get this, Dog Magic is awesome.

jrowa001
March 4th 2009



8750 Comments


im sold. ill get this soon

SnackaryBinx
March 4th 2009



2309 Comments


zoroaster rules. did not know of this. will listen.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
March 4th 2009



4950 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album rocks, but it hasn't been released yet...

Brew
March 5th 2009



24 Comments


I think I saw these guys open for Nachtmystium last summer, the name sounds familiar...might check out the album sometime soon.

Slaytan
March 5th 2009



1186 Comments


I really like Dog Magic, so I'll check this out.

Omio
March 17th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I paid close attention to this album and found it to be good, but a bit short of dynamics and resources, although, it must be said that the ones that Zoroaster have got under their sleeve do sound creative and unique at moments. Kind of a Sabbath meets Ministry meets Isis attempt, right?

White Darf has got to be the album's highlight, using a good riff as base, and developing through nice ideas, including the Brent Hinds collaboration. On its counterpart, Undying does not make use of an idea which justifies trying to develop on it for forteen minutes!

Voice of Saturn, the track, can hardly be considered a song on itself. The same applies to Seeing the Dark, which is most accurately an intro to the album. The tribal feel of the hidden Outro track is also interesting to check out. Bottom line, very densly athmospheric, a bit monotonous, poor lyrical performance (most noticeable as Brent Anderson screams "Chaos!" at the end of Lamen...", and occasionally groovy.

Anyway, I hope this comment helps out portray a better idea of the album than the actual review does. This Message Edited On 03.17.09

joshmay
March 18th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude go suck chiodos dick or somethin

Omio
March 20th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What? Are you part of the band or something? What I said is not all that bad, you know.

gaslightanthem
March 20th 2009



5209 Comments


can u suk my dick pls


band is v v good

Omio
March 20th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ok, whatever, no need to get so emotional about it. You dig it, we get it.

Omio
March 20th 2009



28 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ok, whatever, no need to get so emotional about it. You dig it, we get it. Besides, I rate it "good", don't I?



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