Canada's Merdarahta have returned with a new album that continues the dark ambient, drone, experimental, harsh noise, doom metal and sludge mixture of previous recordings and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "As The Dark Clouds Swept Away We Could See The Sunset".
Dark ambient drones start off the album along with some voices in the background that gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and after awhile harsh noises become a part of the music and on the second track the music starts to get more heavier with a sludge/doom metal sound while still incorporating the experimental elements.
Vocals when they are added into the music are high pitched screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a small amount of whispers being added into certain sections of the recording and some of the other tracks go for more of a drone/experimental direction while some of the other songs remain true to a sludge/doom metal direction and also bring in melodic riffing at times and the last track also brings in a small amount of clean singing.
Merdarahta creates another recording that still has the heaviness of sludge and doom metal while still also being very ritualistic and experimental at the same time, the production sounds very dark, raw and heavy while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Merdarahta and if you are a fan of dark ambient, drone, experimental, harsh noise, doom metal and sludge, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Dark Clouds" and "Poverty Will Spread". 8 out of 10.