Merrimack are a French black metal band who formed in 1994, and recorded three demos before releasing their debut album (Ashes Of Purification) in 2002. Since then they have released two further albums - “Of Entropy And Life Denial” (2006), and "Grey rigorism" (2009). Now they are back with their fourth album - "The acuasal mass"
Perhaps less well known than other French black metal bands Deathspell Omega or Blut Aus Nord, Merrimack have a different style to most of their compatriots, taking more influence from the Scandinavian black metal bands than the French ones, and as such this is a more straightforward black metal album than you'd expect from a French band.
This is a good solid Black Metal album but with little here that stands out as unique then ultimately it fails to be a great album and instead is just a good album. There are plenty of black metal bands around, and without something to make them stand out, then Merrimack are simply one of many good black metal bands that will keep making good music that fans will enjoy listening to, but without really taking things to the next level and truly exciting fans.
"The acuasal mass" will be released on 22nd June via AFM records
Perversifier - guitars
A.K. - guitars
Blastum – drums
Vestal – vocals
Daethorn – bass
1. Vestals Of Descending Light
2. Arousing Wombs In Nine Angles Pleroma
3. Gospel Of The Void
4. Beati Estis Cum Maledixerint Vobis
6. Obstetrics Of Devourment
7. Worms In The Divine Intestine
8. Abortion Light
9. Liminal Matter Corruption