Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
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2016 Ratings: #175 / 948
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There’s inky blackness to be found out there in the universe, and endless possibility to be found in nihilistic isolation; Oranssi Pazuzu are discovering new worlds by searching both inward and outward at the same time.
For those willing to take this on its own terms, the payoff for listening is enormous.

Värähtelijä is a weird, grotesque record, where genres are superimposed on one another and where eccentric choices are the rule and not the exception. Yes, Oranssi Pazuzu is out of the old black metal box and lost—wonderfully, strangely—somewhere between heaven and hell.

The Needle Drop
Finland's ORANSSI PAZUZU returns with an album full of psychedelic black metal mayhem.

Does "Värähtelijä" mean "hit me on the head with a shovel for an hour" in Finnish?

It's crazy how many different artists we classify in the Black Metal genre and that have almost nothing to do with each other. It's a personal observation, limited by my modest knowledge and open to debate, but still it's not for nothing that there is a movement within the genre called "Trve Black Metal", it's the proof that it's a fucking mess! I'm not the one to ... read more


Fourth album for the Finnish group who demonstrates, so skillfully, the art of sticking knives in the heart of black metal while watching the whole room being covered with blood.


Psychedelic metal-heads Oranssi Pazuzu return with another solid effort that showcases all of their obscure and spacial aesthetics. Värähtelijä is a lenghty, monstruous album built directly upon the band's unique style, and it does show some of their most exhilarating moments and compositions so far, as evidenced by the really strong first half (mainly on the awesome opening Saturaatio). The only complaint about this record is the muddy and over-saturated mix that gets things a ... read more

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Added on: December 18, 2015