Black metal anti-traditionalists ORANSSI PAZUZU unleash their new album “Mestarin kynsi” (“The Master’s Claw”) today. On their fifth 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.
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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“.
To mark the occasion, the band releases a video where they contemplate on the themes of “Mestarin kynsi” today. Check the video out here: https://youtu.be/wN4poZc4iGU
More from Oranssi Pazuzu:
Watch the official video for ‘Uusi teknokratia’ here: https://youtu.be/ScMbsZW3qn4
Check out the stunning short trailer released earlier this year: https://youtu.be/2ymS3P9lcuY