Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis
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2019 Ratings: #284
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Where am I? How did I get here? Syntheosis has brought me to a strange, alien planet of which I know nothing about. And I know that could be said about thousands of other generic space rock-inspired doom metal albums, but Syntheosis is special. It's pummeling, unrelentingly heavy, and envelops the listener in a psychedelic veil of noise that's difficult to separate from reality. This is more than just an album--it's a world of its own, completely separate from the Earth we know. The atmosphere ... read more
Waste of Space Orchestra was born from a collaboration between two Finnish bands: Oranssi Pazuzu and his psychedelic black metal associated with Dark Buddha Rising and his psychedelic drone. Originally, this collaboration was conceived for the sole purpose of performing at the famous Roadburn Festival. But the collective felt the need to share with the people this new project. Waste Of Space Orchestra materialized into an album, the symbiosis of two styles into a common vision, ... read more
This might be the best metal album of the year to be honest.
This album feels really massive and impressive for sure, but I cannot find tons of enjoyment out of it. Ultimately it's a lot of standard riffing with pretty stale production. There's just no compelling atmosphere built here even though that's clearly what they're going for. I wish this hit home for me but after numerous listens I'm ending up pretty lukewarm on it.
Earth 3: Special Low Frequency Version
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Track List

  1. Void Monolith
  2. The Shamanic Vision
  3. Seeker's Reflection
  4. Journey to the Center of Mass
  5. Wake up the Possessor
  6. Infinite Gate Opening
  7. Vacuum Head
  8. The Universal Eye
  9. Syntheosis

Added on: January 6, 2019