My friend Kaze recently went to the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. He had a great time but also he had the opportunity of checking out many bands. One of the bands he singled out is Merkabah from Poland. So he recommend them to me, adding that i should definitely check out their latest album. Thus i did.
For the record let’s just say that Merkabah is a five piece band from Poland. The band came into existence back in 2007. ”Moloch” which is their latest, full length release was released back in 2014. This album consists of eight songs. ”Moloch” sounds like an orgiastic, jazzy feast. Our journey to disharmonic yet fascinating soundscapes starts with ”Reed Idol”, namely the album’s first song. Here you get a first taste of what it takes to reach Moloch. Moving on we find ”Hilasterion”. What a song this is! I could imagine this as soundtrack to a bacchic ceremeony or something like that. But wait, there’s even more. You should also check out part 2. ‘The King” gave me the chills. It’s pretty damn heavy as it is an incredibly massive song. Have the courage to enjoy and experience this enchanting fusion of sounds. It is nothing but a hymn to daily pleasures and desires. ”Lille Vies Ager” showed me one thing. When these guys were writing this song, creativity and inspiration were overflowing.
I was not sure what to expect with this band. Surely though the man who recommended me Merkabah was right. ”Moloch” is a great album and all i can say is i can’t wait to listen to this album again. I think the quintet from Warsaw delivered and they sure as hell made a fan out of me. Before i conclude this review i would also like to recommend this album. Here is a link where you can listen to ”Moloch”: