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Philadelphia, United States (2003 – present)

There is more than one band with the name Rosetta.

1. Philadelphia quartet Rosetta push the boundaries between , , , , , , and , with influences as diverse as Neurosis, Isis, My Bloody Valentine, Frodus, and Stars of the Lid. The band somewhat humorously self-describes its music as “metal for astronauts”, and its members are very interested in astronomy and space travel. Their first album (The Galilean Satellites, 2005) was an especially ambitious project: the goal was to record two discs of equal length (one a metal album, the other a noise/ambient/drone album), each of which could stand on its own, but played together would create a third, more intense experience. The technique fits well with the band’s unique experiments in noise, sampling, feedback and power. The sheer amount of aural input means every listen becomes a new experience, allowing the listener to pick up on more and more layers within the sounds.

Their next album (Wake/Lift, 2007) was a bit more restrained, but for this reason, really allows the band’s songwriting to solidify and proves them worthy of the “mainstream” of the avant-metal world.

The third full-length album, A Determinism of Morality, was released in May of 2010, and featured shorter, faster songs, with a bit more attention to technical playing and compositional structure.


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  • Uchiha_HyBreeD

    A full, deep, red heart for the new record.

    Yesterday 5:24pm Reply
  • IBurnedAllShit

    @witch_possessed Me too! :(

    27 Jun 1:10pm Reply
  • Rodeezy

    New album = perfection, the only problem is there isn't more of it.

    26 Jun 3:11pm Reply
  • IBurnedAllShit

    New album is perfect!

    25 Jun 11:25am Reply
  • witch_possessed

    i wanna go to Europa

    23 Jun 3:55pm Reply
  • grippah

    Not a single bad record or EP/Split. I really like Quintessential Ephemera but it would rank even higher if they would've come up with decent song titles. It depends on the mood but right now this is my favourite band of all time. Thank you for making such amazing music <3

    23 Jun 11:48am Reply
  • juanbrujox

    New album is dope... If smthing was needed to become Rosetta one of my favs bands ever, was this album

    23 Jun 3:43am Reply
  • maggit

    I like the new album so far. No song stood out for me so far, I'll have to give it a few more spins. I have to admit that much as I loved ADOM I surprisingly come back to Anaesthete more. I think it has some really good songs but loses its focus near the end which is a bit of a shame. Rosetta is still in good shape, nonetheless.

    22 Jun 11:13pm Reply
  • maggit

    @bjeer Bonus tracks? I got the album off bandcamp (for free, as I'm broke atm) do they provide those if you pay? What are they?

    22 Jun 11:09pm Reply
  • pasturnak

    Untitled I is godly.

    22 Jun 10:34pm Reply
  • Serja

    New album is very nice. Wish I had lyrics tho.

    22 Jun 8:27pm Reply
  • pukylly

    fast in making new stuff. and quality is yet still! :) love the new album :)

    22 Jun 12:48pm Reply
  • kkkmm5444

    Quintessential Ephemera 良音 激音 美音 最高

    22 Jun 12:26pm Reply
  • bjeer

    A solid album overall, though I really wish it delivered more of a punch at certain moments. Also - surprisingly - I'd say my personal highlights are actually the bonus tracks.

    22 Jun 8:40am Reply
  • lintu987

    It's definitely better that the last one. Much better? Dunno, I need many more listens. But I'm rather optimistic in a moment.

    21 Jun 9:38pm Reply
  • GhastlyDemon

    Quintessential Ephemera is great. Way better than expected!

    21 Jun 1:07pm Reply
  • Lynch_

    Love new album.

    20 Jun 9:30pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    Great new album.

    20 Jun 9:21pm Reply
  • sanerinchains

    new album is just an evolution.

    20 Jun 10:48am Reply
  • tideswash

    New album is a masterpiece[2]. It sounds like the kind of album I "expected" as a followup to ADOM. Need to give it alot more listens, but honestly as good as ADOM was, I think this surpasses it.

    19 Jun 10:29pm Reply
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