Oranssi Pazuzu

That’s the first thing that I thought of when I heard the new single from Finnish group Oranssi Pazuzu‘s new single, ‘Olen Aukaissut Uuden Silmän.‘ The experimental black metal group ramps up the Darkthrone-lineage black metal sound with space rock, industrial, and New Wave oddities to create a truly surreal experience. I love it when new music leaves me awe-struck, and Oranssi Pazuzu have done just that.

‘Olen Aukaissut Uuden Silmän’ (which means “I Have Opened My Eye”) is definitely worth a thousand words, but it’s best to just listen to this track yourself. Pitchfork is hosting the stream, and as Grim Kim so eloquently put it, “these Scandinavian oddballs are sending black metal’s sacred cows to the slaughterhouse and boogying home with bloody hands and big ol’ grins.” So yeah, it’s a safe bet that this is worth a spin whether you like black metal or not.

The track appears on the group’s upcoming album Velonielu, which is due out October 15th through 20 Buck Spin in North America and October 11th through Svart Records in Europe.

– JR

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