Rosetta Utopioid
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Hopelust
January 5th 2019


3519 Comments


Yeah that sower of wind album is just ambient noise inspired by the four sections of utopioid... not reeeeally a new album.

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Sniff
January 5th 2019


6660 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I mean it is and also it is good

Hopelust
January 5th 2019


3519 Comments


Not bad for what it is at all. But certainly wouldn't let them off the hook for expecting new material because they released it.

JAV
January 6th 2019


3382 Comments


It's a release just not a new full record, should have said EP I suppose.
You would be correct GuyMan, I assume they're still working on a sound they like when it comes to engineering but who knows they may be totally happy with how it is.

MinusBlindfold
April 7th 2019


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is probably my favorite Rosetta album.

Firedust
April 7th 2019


1176 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You what son

nightbringer
August 25th 2020


1407 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This has grown on me. Sure, the production is watery way past giving the album character and into just bleaching it out but still some cool jams.



Honestly, this is a hot take and all, but I really don't get the reverence for their first 3 albums. I like post-metal, I dig Isis, The Ocean, CoL, Intronaut, Dirge but I do not get those Rosetta albums. The first two are barely listenable.

DarkNoctus
August 26th 2020


11169 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i can understand them not clicking but barely listenable? are you nuts?

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JAV
August 26th 2020


3382 Comments


He might have the brain bug, be nice to him.

TheWatchman71
August 26th 2020


146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is definitely rapidly growing for me. I had it at 3.0 on my first listen about 6 months ago. Sure the hazy production robs the vocals of their previous power and punch but the production also really sings to my shoegaze obsessed youth. For me this now currently takes its place as album number 2 after TGS.

0GuyMan0
August 26th 2020


3195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I could almost get TGS being "unlistenable" to someone for the sheer density of it, but I have a hard time understanding someone not liking Wake/Lift but enjoying ADOM (or anything that came after Anesthete). W/L is like the foundation of everything they did moving forward.

TheWatchman71
August 26th 2020


146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like the new direction they took here and think they needed a shift in their sound. For me at least they were beginning to sound stale in QE. And I think I’m in the minority as I really love The Anaesthete.

0GuyMan0
August 26th 2020


3195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I do too, but I don't think it stands up to the previous 3 at all.



With QE I had almost given up on Rosetta, as I really thought City of Ships was super yawn-inducing on repeated listens, and adding Eric just made QE feel the same.



I feel better after Utopioid, but not THAT much better.

TheWatchman71
August 27th 2020


146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Plotting their journey after TGS and W/L they have been moving ever further from that sound. I still struggle with ADOM, just can’t work out how I feel about it. I thought TA had some really strong songs and much preferred it overall. And QE is kind of in a no mans land. I’m just really happy with Utopioid as an album experience though, but have no idea what this means for their future, whether they will Continue deeper into the hazy gaze sound. I suspect that clean vocals will be an ever present element now, which for this new sound fits very well.



What or who is City of Ships?

RogueNine
August 27th 2020


4421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

The band that Eric came from.

SgtShock
August 27th 2020


898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I rarely come back to listen to ADOM as an album but Release is such a banger (especially that ending holy shit). The title track is a contender for top songs of all time for me. Every time I hear that opening bassline it shakes me to the core.

Hopelust
August 28th 2020


3519 Comments


Yeah ADOM might be their best for me, honestly.

"I’m just really happy with Utopioid as an album experience though, but have no idea what this means for their future, whether they will Continue deeper into the hazy gaze sound."

Ehhhh I dunno, Terra Sola possessed none of the haziness that Utopioid did. I consider that to be where they're headed next.

TheWatchman71
August 28th 2020


146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Title track on ADOM is a great agreed.



Ah, good point! I forgot about that EP - must get round to listening to it.

Hopelust
September 1st 2020


3519 Comments


Oh get on it for sure. The title track is a knockout, and the rest is worthy ambience to follow it. Easy to stick on repeat for a bit.

DarkNoctus
September 1st 2020


11169 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

terra sola is really good



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