After years of lurking in metals vast underground it was with 2016’s Varahtelija that it felt like the band started to really make waves. This is a band who have graced the stages of Roadburn and Saint Vitus bar among countless other amazing locales. They have, in the last few years, risen to prominence as one of the most important avant metal bands in the scene. Is it a question of right place, right time, or is the band really just that good? I choose to believe the latter but that opinion only really formed once I saw the band live. They have the sort of all encompassing crush that makes for deeply emotive music that entrances. As dense as it is beautiful, ORANSSI PAZUZU is a siren’s call to metalheads the world over.