Origin: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Genres: Atmospheric Hardcore
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Rosetta  


Add Philadelphia's Rosetta to the list of bands expanding the boundaries of atmospheric post-hardcore. Fortunately this genre, though growing, is still rather select, with the bands developing their own niche rather than just following the leaders. So, while the comparisons to the veterans such as Isis and Neurosis are apt, Rosetta do put their own spin on the proceedings, being slightly more spacey at times (in keeping with the lyrical theme). Also of note is that the ten tracks, spread out over two CDs, have the same time order (the first track on CD one is just as long as the first track on CD two, same for the remaining tracks). Meaning that one could, theoretically, play both CDs at the same time, creating a whole new listening experience. And, naturally, this was not done by accident, as the songs were recorded with this in mind. Of course, not everyone has access to equipment to try this out, but nonetheless it’s a cool idea.

Current Members

Michael Armine

vocals (Zodiak)

J. Matthew Weed

guitars/violin

David Grossman

bass

Bruce McMurtrie Jr.

drums


Discography



The Galilean Satellites 
2005 Translation L.
  1. Départe
  2. Europa
  3. Absent
  4. Itinérant
  5. Pays Natal
  6. Deneb
  7. Capella
  8. Beta Aquilae
  9. Ross 128
  10. Sol
  • Michael Armine
  • J. Matthew Weed
  • David Grossman
  • Bruce McMurtrie Jr.

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal 



Wake/Lift 
2007 Translation L.
  1. Red In Tooth And Claw
  2. Lift (Part 1)
  3. Lift (Part 2)
  4. Lift (Part 3)
  5. Wake
  6. Temet Nosce
  7. Monument
  • Michael Armine
  • J. Matthew Weed
  • David Grossman
  • Bruce McMurtrie Jr.

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



A Determinism Of Morality 
2010 Translation L.
  1. Ayil
  2. Je N'en Connais Pas la Fin
  3. Blue Day for Croatia
  4. Release
  5. Revolve
  6. Renew
  7. A Determinism of Morality
  • Michael Armine
  • J. Matthew Weed
  • David Grossman
  • Bruce McMurtrie Jr.

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



The Anaesthete 
2013
  1. Ryu / Tradition
  2. Fudo / The Immovable Deity
  3. In & Yo / Dualities of the Way
  4. Oku / The Secrets
  5. Hodoku / Compassion
  6. Myo / The Miraculous
  7. Hara / The Center
  8. Ku / Emptiness
  9. Shugyo / Austerity
  • Michael Armine
  • J. Matthew Weed
  • David Grossman
  • Bruce McMurtrie Jr.


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