ANDY SYNN PRESENTS: REVIEWS IN HAIKUS (GHOSTS OF THE SUN, IRIST, LUCTUS, MAIASTRA, ORANSSI PAZUZU, SOLOTHUS)
(Nineteen months after the last time he did this, Andy Synn has brought us another collection of three-line album reviews.)
I have to thank our buddies over at the Toilet Ov Hell for inspiring this brand new edition of “Reviews In Haikus”.
After all, if they hadn’t recently tried to steal my thunder then I probably would have forgotten all about this particular column (it turns out I haven’t done one since September 2018).
It’s good timing too, as there’s been a bunch of newly released (or newly discovered) albums from the past couple of months which I’ve been itching to write about, but which I simply haven’t found the right time (or right format) to cover properly.
So, without further ado, here’s a collection of reviews/critiques/comments all delivered in the form of the ageless haiku.
GHOSTS OF THE SUN – EXISTIA
Stories without words.
Tales of tones and melodies.
A pleasing surprise.
IRIST – ORDER OF THE MIND
Hype over substance?
Somewhat, yes. Does lots of things
Well, but nothing great.
LUCTUS – UŽRIBIS
Top tier Black Metal.
As grim, grisly, and gruesome
As the very best.
MAIASTRA – NURT
Heavy, haunting stuff. Where have
These been all my life?
ORANSSI PAZUZU – MESTARIN KYNSI
Take a trip through sound.
The path is less clear but the
Journey is worth it.
SOLOTHUS – REALM OF ASH AND BLOOD
What is best in life?
Crushing riffs. Driving rhythms.
Ghosts of the Sun is
A hometown band; it’s cool to
See them featured here
Thanks for the love, we’re excited to have been featured here 🙂
I liked what I heard of the Ghosts of the Sun. Too bad it doesn’t seem to be on Bandcamp. (Disappointing trend of late. Many bands seem to be releasing only on streaming services like Spotify.)
w/ love from Rolderathis and the TovH gang <3
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I came for new tunes
I stumbled upon Lyctus
Year-end black metal!