• ORANSSI PAZUZU - Valonieulu LP
20 BUCK SPIN RECORDS
On “Valonielu” O.P. has sharpened their songcraft into a more succinct and salient statement, formidably invoking 90s era Darkthrone, yet boldly reaching farther out into the multiverse of the Psych and ExperiMental side they have always inhabited. From the beginning chainsaw riff of album opener “Vino Verso” (“Askew Sprout”) to the climactic, world downfall of final track “Ympyrä On Viiva Tomussa” (“A Circle Is A Line In The Dust”), O.P. masterfully establish a cosmology all their own.
Having found a new home on Svart Records in Europe and 20 Buck Spin in North America, Oranssi Pazuzu breathe ascendent new life into an often stagnant present day Black Metal scene. With “Valonieulu” the band offers not a sleepy pale grey shoegaze record masquerading as Black Metal, but a vibrant, colorful cataclysm of Psych, Space Rock and Black Metal that cannot be easily categorized as any one particular genre or any single influence. An exceptional release by any measure, Oranssi Pazuzu are now certain to rise to an elevated position within the modern music landscape.