Waste of Space Orchestra are a band from Finland that consists of members from Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising that plays a psychedelic mixture of black, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Syntheosis" which will be released in April by Svart Records.
Avant garde style soundscapes start off the album along with some clean playing a few seconds later while the music also gets very experimental at times as well as mixing into the heavier sections of the songs. At times the music also gets very psychedelic sounding mixing the 60's sound with more modern style.
Elements of sludge and doom metal can also be heard in the slower riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style and grim black metal screams are also used quite a bit throughout the recording.
When the music speeds up tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also expands on the black metal influence that is a very huge part of the recording. Throughout the album you can also hear a great mixture of slow, and mid tempo parts. Keyboards, electronics and effects are also a very huge part of the tracks.
Some of the songs are very long and epic in length as well as the music also getting very shamanistic and ritualistic sounding at times. As the album progresses a brief use of female vocals can also be heard along with the songs also getting more diverse, one track also introduces demonic vocals onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album involving 3 beings and their search for knowledge along with some shamanistic, occult, esoteric and alien themes.
In my opinion Waste of Space Orchestra are a very great sounding mixture of psychedelia, black, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Void Monolith" "Journey To The Center Of Mass" "Infinite Gate Opening" and "Syntheosis". 8 out of 10.