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Ortega - 1634



8.2 | 21 votes |
Release date: 7 January 2010
Style: Doom metal, Sludge metal

Owners:

32 have it
5 want it


01. Still
02. Into The Waves
03. Shipwrecked
04. The Siren
05. Octagon
06. Chaser
07. The Oracle

Staff review by
BitterCOld
Rating:
9.0
Ortega, not to be confused with the salsa, is a band hailing from the land of dikes and clogs. They do, however, have things in common beyond the name. A good salsa combines various elements - tomatoes, Serrano peppers, onions, lemon juice, red peppers, and garlic to create a spicy little number. Ortega (back to the band) do likewise, adding various elements of "post", doom, sludge, and the occasional black into one spicy number.

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published 02.07.2011 | Comments (15)

No. not the salsa... the four piece out of the Netherlands. 1634 is a slice of nautik post-doom or something. Part post-metal, part sludge, part doom, all awesome. They employ the best traits of each genre into a cohesive whole. Ebbing and flowing like the tides, with atmospheric passages countered by thundering sludge waves at a doomish pace.

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23.08.2011 - 17:56
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
YES! I've got it. Finally ^^
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loves 小巫
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23.08.2011 - 19:08
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Ag Fox on 23.08.2011 at 17:56

YES! I've got it. Finally ^^


The tape or the cd?
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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23.08.2011 - 20:06
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
CD Tape still have yet to arrive =/
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loves 小巫
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23.08.2011 - 20:37
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Ag Fox on 23.08.2011 at 20:06

CD Tape still have yet to arrive =/


And the CD is already in? Wow, weird, I think that Richard sent out the tapes way before he sent you the e-mail about the cd.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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29.09.2012 - 20:42
Rating: 7
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Listening now... and i like what i'm hearing
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17.12.2012 - 17:05
Rating: 7
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
The digipak finally arrived.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.01.2016 - 22:19
Rating: 9
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Sludge Doom with violin? This can't be bad!
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26.07.2017 - 05:01
VIG
Account deleted
I don't think I would say this is better than Sacred States, but this one has some really good moments on it.

But this band is underrated anyways.
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20.07.2021 - 22:25
Rating: 10
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
"Chaser" will always be my first sip of this magnificent record. It's always on my revisits.

Thanks Rest in Doom Marcel and BitterCold to get me into Ortega in the year 2011.
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