Terra Sola



by Confessed2005 USER (105 Reviews)
November 5th, 2019 | 10 replies

Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rose Eat Her.

Post Metal is one of those genres that will always produce some special bands. ISIS and Neurosis amongst them, are the kings and overlords of the craft. But Rosetta are certainly up there with them. Very consistent in terms of quality, this twenty minutes or so EP is a return to that sound which was prevalent on Wake/Lift. However, in stark resemblance to their previous outings, Rosetta are masterfully making cohesive, structured and incredibly dense progressive music, all about space. What a theme, eh?

There are only two songs on the EP but boy are they good. Terra Sola is superb, crafted to absolute nigh on perfect standards. The vocals are a lot more clear than on previous outing and there is very little in the way of clean vocal enunciation/delivery. In terms of musical output, since coming on the scene with the incredible unique and mind-bending double album (which synchronized when played simultaneously, which may not be that original but it was a new dimension to explore whilst taking and absorbing the material present on The Galilean Satellites. The band faltered slightly with the release of The Anaesthete but Utopiod proved to very solid, as was Quintessential Ephemera. The transitions from long, dense and echoing, reverb and effect drenched guitars that build into climaxes, crescendos and other musical elements are crucial to the group's setup. Michael Armine has a formidable, very sonically powerful and throaty yell, similar to bands like the aforementioned ISIS and more relatively, the famous Cult of Luna. Whilst each of the post metal titans have different sounds and styles in regards to their music, Rosetta are most certainly one of the best around. Matthew Weed's guitars are lush on both tracks and the sporadic, spacey rhythm section is on par with their first two albums.

Track two is similar in essence of a track fans would have heard from their last major release, Utopiod. Charming and always qualitative in their musical delivery and playing, Rosetta have released a very solid (fabulous in fact) EP.

Twenty two minutes is all it takes to experience a space experience via audio. Fans of the band will welcome the return of their original sounds on Terra Sola yet combined with the second track, it is perfectly balanced and composed. Very good stuff indeed.

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November 5th 2019


Album Rating: 3.5

There's three songs on here

November 7th 2019


Album Rating: 3.5

This is tough to read. However, glad to see some love for one of my favorite groups.

December 4th 2019


Next album from these guys might be quite something.

December 6th 2019


Album Rating: 4.5

I have great expectations. Superb post metal geniuses.

January 28th 2020


I listened to this once today and though i have only skimmed briefly through their latter discog so far, i feel that this may be their best music since A Determinism of Morality. The production is amazing too!

August 31st 2020


Album Rating: 4.0

Remarkably mellow record overall. First track Terra Sola definitely harkens back toWake/Lift era sound and composition. Second track 57844 clearly making reference to 54543 - so kind of an extension or concluding part to that song in many ways. And third track Where is Hope - Rosetta going very mellow and acoustic; nothing mind blowing but still a lovely track to close out the EP. Really optimistic for their next album.

September 1st 2020


Album Rating: 3.5

terra sola is their best track in years

the rest kinda fleets by but wow, that track is a show stopper

Digging: Kauan - Ice Fleet

September 1st 2020


Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely a track of two halves and I love both sections. Drumming in the second half is so atmospheric. In fact it’s one of the first things that stood out for me with Rosetta was the drums. I’ve really grown to love Rosetta. Really struggled initially and rated them far below their peers. But it seems like it just took a lot longer for them to click, but once they did then everything changed. TGS was pretty instant though, but in comparison Wake/Lift really took its time. Had to really put some listening hours in for that one.

January 30th 2021


Album Rating: 4.5

The self-titled track is soooo good.

Digging: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!

January 31st 2021


Album Rating: 3.5


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