Saturday 16 August 2014

Merdarahta - Solar Pulse EP (Review)

solar pulse cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: July 17th 2014
Label: Self Released

Solar Pulse - track listing:

1.dusk 09:03
2.dawn 02:06


Current & ex-members of Fuck The Facts, Winters In Osaka, The Sun Through A Telescope, Mekhaya and Black Oak Decline come together to create dark and haunting atmospheres, with heavy droning guitars driven through walls of noise. Simple and subdued.

Band Members

solar pulse was created by t. das, m. mongeon, m. vilandré, m. bourgon, l. newton, s. choquette & a. jennings.


Merdarahta are a band who I have featured many times on the blog now. If you don't know who they are, they are a haunting noise, doom, ambient based drone metal band featuring members of Fuck The Facts, Winters In Osaka, The Sun Through A Telescope, Mekhaya and Black Oak Decline.

The main architect of this nightmarish collective its Topon Das. One of my all-time fave extreme metal musicians who I am a huge fan of. Read my interview with Topon here.

But this is about Merdarahta and their latest release – Solar Pulse. A haunting and violent 11 minute offering featuring some of the heaviest and most disturbing drone based doom metal sounds from Merdarahta so far. It's very slow-paced but even I don't feel brave enough to tell Merdarahta to speed things up a bit.

If you're a fan of Sunn 0))) and BONG then you're going to be in your element here. How Merdarahta have managed to include all those epic scary as hell noises and still make them sound strangely addictive is beyond me. I am here just for the brutal and haunting experience alone.

Merdarahta have released a few EP's over the years which I am a huge fan of. I think it maybe time for Merdarahta to finally release a proper full-length record to fuck-up the world with. I think we deserve one now as Merdarahta are a fucked-up collective that I want the whole world to experience. Then again maybe the world isn't ready for Merdarahta to unleash hell on earth. Until then I will wait for the next instalment of Merdarahta dark brooding and unforgiving sonic experience.

Solar Pulse is available to buy now/download on BandCamp now. Along with all their other excellent releases.

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Written by Steve Howe