Pushing even further into the abyss, this new work opens with Sun & Moon and a monstrous slab of heaving guitars fall out of the atmospheric beginnings. Paul Broughton’s vocal erupts and the track explodes into life, destroying everything in its path until the shadows return to close, leading the way into an interlude that corrodes and drifts before joining these two monolithic pieces together. The title track demonstrates the staggering ambition that Hundred Year Old Man posses. Ripping into a cathartic sludge reminiscent of Neurosis at their best, it’s a towering, immersive, nine minute journey that refuses to loosen its grip until the dying moments.
Rei is released as a limited 12” vinyl with an etched b-side in an edition of 300. With a debut album due for release in 2018, this EP is the perfect offering to stoke the fires for a full-length whilst comfortably holding its own as a stand-alone piece of work.
released January 26, 2018
• Engineered & produced by Tom Wright & Owen Pegg at New Craven Hall
& Eiger Studios, Leeds
• Mixed by Owen Pegg at City #1
• Mastered by Magnus Lindberg
• HYOM: Aaron Bateman, Paul Broughton, Steve Conway, Owen Pegg,
Dan Rochester-Argyle, Tom Wright
• Vocal on A Year In The North Sea by Alex Creamer
• Additional bass on A Year In The North Sea by Anthony Ferguson
• Photography by Will Snelling
• Design and layout by Richard Knox
This album breaks conventions with most post-metal. It at once can be played next to shoegaze then breaks out into a fury of aggression and still remain catchy. For my money Rosetta are at the top of the food chain. After all the amazing albums Rosetta has, it boggles the mind that they can still innovate and surprise me. I love that I can play this next bands as diverse as Ride, Slowdive, Joy Division, The Cure, Godflesh, and Neurosis. It's a pure delight on the ears. Bryon Wilson