Album that is mostly stripped of the heaviness to bring you a laid-back, melodic approach to post-metal. I absolutely love the string opera that is created here. The subtle side of Rosetta is probably the best side.
Favorite track: (Untitled III).
Rosetta’s fifth full-length album and first recording as a five-piece.
On this release:
Mike Armine - vocals, electronics
Dave Grossman - bass, vocals
Eric Jernigan - guitar, vocals
B.J. McMurtrie - drums, vocals, 'barsista'
Matt Weed - guitar, piano, vocals
released June 22, 2015
Produced by Rosetta
Recorded and mixed in February 2015 by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza at Machines With Magnets, Providence, RI
Mastered by Colin Marston at The Thousand Caves, Queens, NY
Graphics, photos, design, and layout by Mark Price
Additional vocals by Erik Osheim
Seth Manchester & Keith Souza and everyone at Machines With Magnets, Mark Price, Colin Marston, Kimi at Tokyo Jupiter, Steve & the great people at War Crime Records, The Internet Everyman, Timo at Golden Antenna, Steven at Init Records, Mike Persil, The Sock, City of Ships, Ward, Erik Osheim, Nick & Emma & Linshuang at 1109, our families, and all who have fed or sheltered or helped us these many years.
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 18, 2019