Last night I was reviewing (for my 195 metal CDs project) a forthcoming EP from IDOLOS, an atmospheric black metal band who claim to come from the planet Venus (whose atmosphere, I learned today, is so hot it would cook a pizza in seven seconds).
After listening to their EP, which was an unlisted video, the YouTube algorithm served me up this glorious chunk of Finnish psychedelic black metal from Oranssi Pazuzu. It is wonderfully different.
The band takes its name from oranssi, which is the Finnish word for ‘orange’ and Pazuzu, a Babylonian wind demon. In the words of Barry Norman, and why not!
Anyway, that’s my listening sorted for this week: working my way through their back catalogue.
I’ve always been more into albums than singles; I like to listen to complete collections of music than a more radio-like random playlist. And even better if I can listen to the whole body of an artist’s work, to hear how they have developed over the years.
This week, inspired by waking up to a Led Zeppelin song on the radio, I’ve had a Led Zep-a-thon.