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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mini-Review: Blue Aside-The Orange Tree

Blue Aside-The Orange Tree

Review by Zac Boda

The Blue Aside hail from Boston, MA and create a sound of soothing doom. They mix a peaceful psychedelic sound with bass heavy doom and a blend of death and clean vocals. I must say, everything melds together so very well for Blue Aside in The Orange Tree. You will find yourself lost in their translation of the world. I suggest looping the album on continuous repeat.

The group consists of three members; Adam Abrams, Matt Netto, and Joe Twomey. This is very hard to believe considering all of the layers and textures heard on The Orange Tree.

The opening track, “The Traveler of Time & Space” begins rather boring and one could find them self lost in another typical doom metal album. But this only lasts for a few moments and Blue Aside venture into new territories of progressive music. “Otis’ Sun” and “Orange Eyes” are my personal favorites. These two tracks flow so very well together combining beautiful doom interludes with attention drawing guitar licks and a mix of clean and guttural vocals.

I really look forward to hearing more from Blue Aside. I believe this is a fantastic starting point and each and every one of their future albums are only going to pull us deeper into the Blue Aside world. I would enjoy seeing BA live and if you do get the chance, drop a line here at Heavy Planet, and let us know what you think. Can’t wait for the future tunes Blue Aside!!!

This one gets 4.5 out of 5.0 on my scale.


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