2013 release from the Finnish Black Metal band, their first album on a US-based label and their third overall. On Valonielu, Oranssi Pazuzu sharpens their songcraft into a more succinct and salient statement, invoking ’90’s-era Darkthrone yet reaching farther out into the psych and experimental multiverse. From the beginning chainsaw riff of album opener ‘Vino Verso’ (Askew Sprout) to the climactic, world downfall of final track ‘Ympyrä on Viiva Tomussa’ (A Circle Is a Line in the Dust), Oranssi Pazuzu masterfully establishes a cosmology all their own. Exceptional artists by any measure, Oranssi Pazuzu are now certain to rise to an elevated position within the modern music landscape.
20 Buck Spin (USA), 2013