Rosy Finch (Scarlet)

Turn this to 9.6 of 11 - Editors' Pick

Released: 2020

Genre: Sludge, Metal

Sounds Like: Albino Python, Black Moth, Kylesa

Rosy Finch

The Spanish trio Rosy Finch has come a long way since their 2013 release Wolves Waiting. Their sound has matured into a dark spectrum of sludge. The band’s latest release Scarlet is chockfull of impactful change-ups and dirty grinding grimness. Mireia’s vocals throughout the 38 minute endeavor are absolutely alluring. She balances sexy subtleness with bludgeoning despair. She is quite the talent as her fuzzy guitar melodies layer impressively with Oscar’s deep rich bass.


Overall the album flows nicely and the band hits marks at all different temperatures. Rosy Finch’s ability to play off contrast to paint their desperate landscapes is what makes Scarlet powerful. The soft moments on the album become much more pronounced in contrast to the aggressive swirling guitar build-ups that really make this their best release to date.


Track listing:

1. Oxblood (6:00)

2. Lava (3:55)

3. Vermillion (5:14)

4. Amaranto (4:31)

5. Gin Fizz (5:10)

6. Ruby (5:28)

7. Alizarina (2:09)

8. Scarlet (3:30)

9. Dark Cherry (5:05)


Standout Track:

"Vermillion" is on another fucking planet. There is a certain tone within the grinding licks that take over midway through the track. So much variety on this song. Each time this track hits, it shifts our mood and takes us away from everything else going on at the moment. Such a unique perspective and angular tones setting visions of red pigment exuding frommercury sulfide.


Adult Beverage Pairing:

Grab a La Tremenda from La Pirata Brewing, a crafty delight, dark amber colors with a toasted malty taste doused with fruity finish and everything bittersweet. 8% ABV the perfect Spanish exclamation on your Rosy Finch trip.


ROTATION RECAP:

Song Structure

9.1 out of 11


Hallucination Landscape

9.2 out of 11


Weight of the Heavy

9.5 out of 11


Lyrics

8.9 out of 11


Vocal Performance

9.7 out of 11


Fretwork Prowess

9.4 out of 11


Percussion Prowess

8.9 out of 11


Bass-work Prowess

8.9 out of 11


Overall Album Flow

9.5 out of 11


Contrast

9.4 out of 11


Album Cover Aesthetics

9.6 out of 11


Production Value

9.1 out of 11


Final Thoughts:

The album cover and attention to blood red throughout the song titles will make an impression on you during your first listen. Scarlet only gets better with each bloody rotation. Mireia is charismatic as all hell and knows how to let you into her emotion and despair. We love seeing a band truly hit their stride. Can’’t wait to see the trio perform live one day.


Band Members:

Mireia Porto: Guitar & Vocals

Óscar Soler: Bass & Vocals

Juanjo Ufarte: Drums


Follow Rosy Finch: Bandcamp / Facebook


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