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8 | 113 votes |
Release date: 11 March 2022
Style: Doom metal

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30 have it
9 want it


01. Suspended
02. Dark Horse
03. Orphalese
04. Rubedo
05. Hollow
06. Pilgrim
07. 0=2
08. If You Want Her To Be Taken
09. Leffotrak
10. Serving Him

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
N/A
Readers’ warning: you are not going to get much criticism in this review because the reviewer is a huge fan and this is another Messa album that hits the spot, roughly in the same way the previous two did.

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published 25.03.2022 | Comments (5)

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11.03.2022 - 15:09
Rating: 9
Tom Muller

Freaky fantastic. I'm in love
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On The Road To Asa Bay
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11.03.2022 - 15:36
nikarg
Mod
Written by Tom Muller on 11.03.2022 at 15:09

I'm in love

I bet a lot of us are.
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13.03.2022 - 10:52
Dylan 1974

I'm new to this band but what a find. This lass has the chops big time - what a fucking voice. I'm gonna have to delve deep into their discography.
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13.03.2022 - 11:27
Rating: 9
Draugen

This is just full of surprises. Fun and engaging throughout.
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13.03.2022 - 11:47
Rating: 8
JoHn DoE

Good band, I'm definitely gonna check this out.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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13.03.2022 - 15:20
nikarg
Mod
Written by Dylan 1974 on 13.03.2022 at 10:52

I'm new to this band but what a find. This lass has the chops big time - what a fucking voice. I'm gonna have to delve deep into their discography.

It's only two more albums but they are both going to blow your mind. For doom metal, Messa is the best new band out there, and the second best is far behind.
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13.03.2022 - 16:45
Dylan 1974

Written by nikarg on 13.03.2022 at 15:20

It's only two more albums but they are both going to blow your mind. For doom metal, Messa is the best new band out there, and the second best is far behind.


Pleased to join the party.

I'm looking forward to the Friends Of Hell album - featuring Albert Witchfinder - out next Friday, but it'll take something special to beat this.
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15.03.2022 - 12:31
Rinbel

Not my favorite type of doom but the album's really good and the singer's got a beautiful voice. Deserves a few more listens.

Rating: LIKE 🤍
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22.03.2022 - 17:21
Deadsoulman

I don't know why I keep forgetting about this band. Their first two albums were fucking fantastic, and this one is even fantastic-er, yet they always seem to fly below my radar.
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29.03.2022 - 03:49
Rating: 8
Uxküll

Banger
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"Nullum unquam exstitit magnum igenium sine aliqua dementia [there was never great genius without some madness]."

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01.04.2022 - 16:03
Rating: 8
JoHn DoE

Solid album, I'm impressed.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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30.05.2022 - 09:43
Rating: 7
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Great voice, no doubt about it. The album starts off really strong with the first two tracks, but after that it takes a massive dive into slow ballad after slow ballad.

It's nice background music, but not really my type of doom. Too few world-crushing riffs
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30.05.2022 - 10:06
Rating: 8
JoHn DoE

Written by F3ynman2000 on 30.05.2022 at 09:43

Great voice, no doubt about it. The album starts off really strong with the first two tracks, but after that it takes a massive dive into slow ballad after slow ballad.

It's nice background music, but not really my type of doom. Too few world-crushing riffs


it's not the "world crushing riffs" type of doom.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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31.05.2022 - 07:49
Rating: 7
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Written by JoHn DoE on 30.05.2022 at 10:06

it's not the "world crushing riffs" type of doom.

Well, it should be!
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31.05.2022 - 09:12
Rating: 8
JoHn DoE

Written by F3ynman2000 on 31.05.2022 at 07:49

Written by JoHn DoE on 30.05.2022 at 10:06

it's not the "world crushing riffs" type of doom.

Well, it should be!


This is a quite unique album, impressive songwriting and performance, I got no complaints.
If you want crushing doom, go listen to Warning's Watching from a Distance, But then again, don't, it might break you.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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07.06.2022 - 00:56
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Finally managed to listen to this album in full and it's truly great, the vocals are outstanding, some of the best female vocals in metal right now I would say, and the music in general is brilliant, each track is well structured and well thought of.
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08.06.2022 - 11:19
Dylan 1974

Every time I listen to this little mofo I hear something different - there's jazz rock, fusion, prog, Middle Eastern psych, blues rock, folk rock, and do I also detect a smidgen of 80's alt rock? And, I also love the way they fuck about with the distortion levels - some tracks are kind of clean, but others, like 'Pilgrim' are fuzzy as fuck. Quite possibly the most expansive piece of music I've heard this year. In short, few albums deserve to be as long as this beast and it's a fucking smasher.
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