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Jupiterian – Terraforming
Band – Jupiterian
Album – Terraforming
Country of Origin – Brazil
Genre – Atmospheric Doom/Sludge Metal
Release Date – November 15th, 2017
Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
Author – JDecker
After a couple of a EPs, a compilation of their own material, and a single full length over the last 3 or 4 years Jupiterian return with “Terraforming”, their second full length outing. A monolithic slab of sludge and doom metal slathered in black and death tendencies, “Terraforming” is an apt title for this otherworldly outfit’s most recent offering.
Masked and unknown, hailing from Brazil, and delivering the goods via the inimitable Transcending Obscurity label based in India, these tracks truly feel like a concerted effort to inhabit and take over your mind so as to populate it and welcome other members of its race to their new earth, their – and your – new world. A yet barren land where your breath is pulled, meticulously and painstakingly, from your very lungs by way of the bands crushing brand of doom metal laced with sludge and sludge metal laced with doom. Dripping with absolute injurious death metal overtones throughout and scathing black metal affect and effect everywhere else, Jupiterian’s “Terraforming” is a suffocating and uncomfortably inviting body of work that simultaneously brings to mind images of Swamp Thing landscapes and horizons of Mars captured by the Mars Rover.
If Minsk and Portal had a baby in a swamp that was then raised on a desert in outer space, “Terraforming” would be it in sonic presentation.