"The Anaesthete" (Self-produced; 2013)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Rosetta are sludge rock. They also have some psychedelia going on throughout this disc. I like their sound because it never really stays in one place. They do have a slow track among all the grit; it's entitled "Hodoku/Compassion" and it's sung by Eric Jernigan. It sounds out of place but, oddly, it's a nice break in the middle of the disc. The end of "The Anaesthete" is all instrumental, which is cool because it doesn't just end, it simply fades out. The vocals are harsh on a few of the songs but it's part of the sludgy sound.

The music is hardcore but it has a softer edge to it when they slow things down. Overall, the music is what really captures the listener. At times it almost sounds like a jam session or music you might hear before a concert starts.

Rosetta: BJ McMurtrie - drums; Dave Grossman - bass, vocals; Matt Weed - guitar, piano, vocals; Mike Armine - vocals, electronics.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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