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Release date: 13 June 2010
Style: Sludge metal

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8.2 | 16 votes

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01. D.N.R
02. Ancient Ones
03. Odyssey
04. Trident
05. Firewater
06. Old World
07. Black Hole
08. Odyssey II
09. Matador

Review


Additional info
Lineup:
Will Fiore - Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer
Brent Anderson - Vocals, Bass, Synthesizer
Dan Scanlan - Drums, Synthesizer

Recorded at Glow in the Dark Studios and The Living Room Recording, Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL

Produced and engineered by Sanford Parker.
Cover art by Brian Mercer.

Guest review by
Gral

Rating:
9.5
I found Zoroaster to be a very interesting name for a band. The name comes from a Persian prophet in ancient times that founded the religion of Zoroastrianism, but I am sure you are not here to get a religion lesson so let's get down to business.

Zoroaster's 3rd full length album, Matador is something to indeed marvel at. After I played the first full run I thought "meh", but of course we all can't judge an album after only one play through. I listened to it again, and again, and again, and so on. This album was indeed quite a piece of work and the amount of effort the band put into it shows.

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published 16.06.2011 | Comments (3)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

20.03.2011 Continuing the annual trend of finding (or in this case re-visiting, more or less, ignored) records that should have found their way onto "Best Of" lists the year after their release Zoroaster, a band I'm largely unfamiliar with, are one of the first objects of retrospective desire. Supposedly denizens of the sludge genre this little beauty seems largely devoid of most of the characteristics that adorn that musical subset, the bludgeoning force still present but wrapped in a veil of a stoned-out, mind melting maelstrom, the closing title track being a particularly delicious exercise in Skullflower-driven dronery. And yes, dronery is a word.

So yeah, don't be a toaster, go grab Zoroaster.

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!J.O.O.E.! - 20.03.2011 at 17:12  
Rating: 8 I agree, this record just plain rules. Should've given it its due attention last year. The psyched-out moments are quite sublime, the title track is very Skullflower-y.
BlueMobius - 23.03.2011 at 03:22  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.03.2011 at 17:12

I agree, this record just plain rules. Should've given it its due attention last year. The psyched-out moments are quite sublime, the title track is very Skullflower-y.


Yeah, I voted for it in the MS Awards. Definitely deserved a nomination at least, but hey there are so many albums released in a year that some are bound to be overlooked. Now I'm trying to decide if I'm going to go see Zoroaster and Weedeater in Savannah this weekend.


*edit* Savannah show canceled due to someone in one of the bands breaking a limb.
Boxcar Willy - 06.07.2012 at 17:10  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.03.2011 at 17:12

I agree, this record just plain rules. Should've given it its due attention last year. The psyched-out moments are quite sublime, the title track is very Skullflower-y.

This sounds like my kinda thing >:}

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