The first track premiere of the forthcoming Merrimack album
Led by guitarist Perversifier (ex-Ancestral Fog, ex-Corpus Christii, ex-Morte Incandescente), who founded Merrimack in 1994, the French black metal band is now on the brink of brining the fifth full-length in its long trip within the most powerful rigors of a traditional genre. “Omegaphilia” will be out on the 9th of June under the Season of Mist’s mark. Here is “Apophatic Weaponry”, the first track chosen to cast some light upon the new Merrimack’s record, which seems to enhance the sonic sharpness and the wicked melodies that appear to form the band’s speciality.
“For this song, as on the whole album, we wanted to come back to something more rooted in the 90’s, ” stated Merrimack. “With a less complex structure, and a sound not as modern and claustrophobic as on our latest albums, ‘Apophatic Weaponry’ still has our characteristic moody atmosphere with some crawling mid-tempos riffs. This is especially noticeable on the second half of the track. Our lyrics are dealing with the special connection between beings and their faith, even though it is constructed on a void trying to fill in another vacant space of nothingness. The divine cannot be observed, demonstrated, except by its consequences. In the end, this is the definition of faith as opposed to reason. This concept of negative theology is a mystical approach towards the divine that attempts to describe it through the impossibility of describing it. Eckhart, Jacob Böhme and most of the German mystics tried to increase their faith with such notions.”
Photo: Alizee Adamek
Cover art: Dehn Sora
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