16:32 - Karlabos But it's a second degree influence u.u If Oranssi has psychedelic on it then it makes first degree stoner influence. Plus the riff is memorable, atmosphere is trippy. All the stoner scenario is set =]
16:29 - Apothecary Yeah, now that I think of it, this actually is probably one of the closest things to "stoner black metal" you could find *waits for Marcel to tell me I'm wrong* [link]
16:26 - Apothecary Stoner metal is deeply rooted in psychedelia, but also remember that psychedelic rock is deeply rooted in the blues as well, so the influence is still there
16:24 - Karlabos The last album does. Well, I don't necessarily connect bluesy with stoner, for me stoner metal is somewhat consisting of slow to mid paced memorable riffing, with psychedelic vibe and retro production
16:20 - Apothecary Not to mention, you're really taking that track out of context imo, most Oranssi Pazuzu actually doesn't sound like that
16:19 - Apothecary To me stoner metal usually has a bit of a bluesy sense of groove to the riffs, I don't here that there at all, it's just a minor chord riff repeated over and over
16:17 - Apothecary You could MAYBE argue Glorior Belli (MUATSS and forwards) are, but that's still kinda stretching it. Like I said, the style is very rare
01. The Great White North 02. De-Evolution of Music 03. Economics Without Ecology 04. The Dregs Download 05. Peasant 06. Jesus Heist 07. Food For Thought 08. Playing The Role 09. Chump Change
Do you ever get violent diarrhoea while on public transit? Yeah, no, neither do I. If I did however, I picture Norris would make a pretty fitting sound track for that initial awkward moment. Now before you start up with "it sounds like shit" jokes, let's clarify something; this is not a bad album.
Norris play this kind of spastic sludged-out hardcore. It's raw, heavy hitting, and frankly a little bit difficult to follow a lot of the times. I guess one could say it's a crossroads between Baroness, or old High On Fire, intersecting with a more organic sounding Between The Buried And Me. The interesting mix of the song writing vs the production is definitely what gives Norris their unique sound. The songs are jagged, full of sharp stops and turns thrown in between the grooves, yet the production is more of an earthy, dull heaviness.
Where Norris' problem lies is how completely alienating this music is throughout a majority of it's play time. Yes, it is incredibly unpredictable, but that aspect is abused to no end. Normally, it's easy just to cast off these bands that obsess over technical prowess as shit. Norris, however, continually prove capable of writing some rather enjoyable riffs, but for some odd reason will not let you listen to them for more than a few seconds. It's a bit like watching a movie from the Saw series; those surprise twists and turns would definitely hold a lot more power if they weren't a constant. The Great White North might be something worth listening to for those who enjoy a healthy dose of chaos in your music, here's to hoping Norris will use this chaos more purposefully with any future releases.