Philadelphia quartet Rosetta push the boundaries between metal, progressive rock, post-rock, space rock, and hardcore punk, employing an experimental songwriting technique filled with chaos and atmospherics. Their sounds range from Pink Floydian / progressive rock sonic layering to walls of pure static ambience to crushing, sweeping sludgey riffage. Their first album (The Galilean Satellites, 2005) was an especially ambitious project: the goal was to record two discs of equal length (one a metal album...
Their next album (Wake/Lift, 2007) was a bit more restrained, but for this reason, really allows the band's songwriting to solidify and proves them worthy of the "mainstream" of the avant-metal world.
The third full-length album, A Determinism of Morality, was released in May of 2010, and featured shorter, faster songs, with a bit more attention to technical playing and compositional structure.
The original and constant lineup:
Michael Armine - vocals, sound manipulation;
James Matthew Weed - guitar, violin;
David Grossman - bass guitar, vocals;
Bruce McMurtrie Jr. - drums.
Demo - 2003/2004
The Galilean Satellites (2xCD) - 2005
Project Mercury (split w/ Balboa) - 2007
Wake/Lift - 2007
The Cleansing Undertones of Wake/Lift - 2007
Three Way Split w/ East Of The Wall & Year Of No Light - 2009
A Determinism of Morality - 2010
Restorations/Rosetta Split - 2010