The band carries these extensive songs along with the creativity of a progressive rock master. Some of the most striking exercises in melodic writing that could arguably ever be heard in black metal are showcased here. – Prog-sphere.com
Absolutely pick this one up, you won’t be disappointed. New Noise Magazine
Black metal anti-traditionalists ORANSSI PAZUZU enter European album charts with their new album “Mestarin kynsi” (“The Master’s Claw”)!
With their fifth LP, the band reached some of the hightest chart entries in their career in Germany (#55), their home country Finland (#5) and the United Kingdom (#14 Rock and #23 Indie).
The band states, “We want to thank everyone who has supported us! Hope that the album makes you experience new and psychic sensations in this time of solitary self exploration.”
On their new album, the band subverts the idea of world domination to open a conceptual discourse on indoctrination and propaganda itself. Their psychological nightmare evolves a philosophical and earnest tone, where occult future meets troubled reality.
Order Mestarin kynsi in various formats here: https://nblast.de/OP-MestarinKynsi
More on ‘Mestarin kynsi’:
‘The band on the themes of ‘Mestarin kynsi’ (OFFICIAL ALBUM TRAILER): https://youtu.be/wN4poZc4iGU
‘Uusi teknokratia’ (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO): https://youtu.be/ScMbsZW3qn4
‘Mestarin Kynsi’ (ALBUM TEASER): https://youtu.be/2ymS3P9lcuY
As “Oranssi”, meaning “orange” in their native Finnish language, is the colour of cosmic energy and “Pazuzu” is the ancient Mesopotamian demon of the wind, their swirling kaleidoscope of psychedelia has blown through the underground to redefine boundaries ever since their inception in 2007.
Jun-His: “We definitely wanted to look for new horizons, but on the other hand continue something we began building already on “Värähtelijä”. Some big influences were electro albums that inspired an idea about having a song that would travel through different kinds of portals whilst being mutilated and mutated by the new environment.”
On “Mestarin Kynsi” the doors of perception are not only evoked but off their hinges. Working again with their co-producer Julius Mauranen, who also helped craft their acclaimed 2018 Roadburn Festival commissioned, WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA collaboration live show/album “Syntheosis”, in their home-city of Tampere, Finland, the familiarity served a greater purpose towards the evolution of the album. As singer/guitarist Jun-His puts it, “there is a city heart pumping on this album somewhere”.