Brazilian doom/death/sludge expositors Jupiterian are back after releasing their groundbreaking album Terraforming (2017) which was akin to the sound of tectonic plates shifting. In the aftermath of that event, a new revelation has been unearthed – their magnum opus Protosapien. It slices through the ominous atmospheric murk of the band’s previous effort and in an almost primitive yet strangely evolved manner, goes for the jugular. Jupiterian rise as a mythical creature, imbibing everything that has transpired and distilling it all to create something highly potent, dense and sonically immeasurable. This is the sound of Titans. Jupiterian have created a form of harrowing, otherworldly sludge/doom metal that lumbers on erratically, carving their own path, trampling on anything that dares stand in their way. There is little left to do other than cower in fear. Bow down before your new overlords.
Jupiterian’s third full-length album, Protosapien, emerges today via the good offices of Transcending Obscurity Records.
Sentinel Daily’s very own Protosapien, Michael Stronge, has been listening to the album over the last few weeks and came up with this verdict: “Despite a few missteps along the way – that ill-advised covers EP for a start- (we think he’s talking about 2017’s two tracker Urn, which featured takes on tracks by Anathema and Black Sabbath – Ed), the sense of progress in the work of Jupiterian is evident in most of their releases to date- and none more so than on new offering Protosapien. Without banging the drum too vigorously, this album really does sound like the culmination of everything the band has been striving towards since it’s inception in 2013. Whether they move on from here is, of course, another matter, but for now they can be pretty pleased with the fact that they’ve come up with the best Jupiterian music to date!”