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MB Premiere and Review: THE OSEDAX - 'Meridians' full album stream

On January 17th 2020, overwhelmingly loud and pressuring, a sense scorcher, atmospheric doom metal band The Osedax will launch their third full-length mammoth of a record, "Meridians", but today we're proud to present the full stream to this sonic journey through earth and space.

Formed in 2008 with only 2 albums prior to this, the band has stood somewhere lost within the explosion of the post metal scene due to the uncontrollable amount of material being spawned under its moniker. Personally, I hate the sub-genre; however, The Osedax's music is digestible compared to the multitudes of mess associated with the musical format. The fact they have only 3 full length albums since being formed tells of their sound judgment, which is reflected through the 4 songs heard on "Meridians".

The music here is vast, obliterating and expansive; the doom metal passages matched with a weighty atmosphere via the use of keyboard synth, resonating guitars and more so the vocal attitude being so abrasive makes "Meridians" a congesting, violent and calm record from beginning to end. It evokes a false sense of time for its 45 minute run-time, has a serious fluctuation of crescendo and strikes at the gut with drum motions being so clobbering. Almost misjudged and left to wander the piles of promos, but sometimes following your instincts plays out in your favor and this is one of those times. Imagine a castle built of solid stone, erected and left to endure the punishing hand of nature itself, with each new season, the decomposition becomes more evident as the walls of the towering landmark begin to erode and crumble. That's how you feel when listening to "Meridians", at first a thing of strength and stamina pulsing but with each new wave of affliction, only to soon be overshadowed, weakened and brought to your knees via the monstrous and omnipotent aura encompassing and ever-looming.

Full review of the The Osedax "Meridians" can be found here.


Mike Horn - Bass/Vocals/Synth
Scott Coldwell - Guitar/Vocals
Kevin Grevey - Drums/Percussion


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