The style of Merrimack has always been characterized by bleak and evil vibes, but also by a certain elegance and refinement, and since their tradition is to make each time a better album than the previous one, they have respected the tradition this time too. Omegaphilia is perfect in every aspect: the production is for sure even better than the already wonderfully produced The Acausal Mass from 2012. Moreover, in my opinion, they managed to also add a melancholy note to the whole.
To conclude, Omegaphilia by Merrimack is an immense masterpiece that should not be missing on the shelf of any respectable blackmetaller.
Omegaphilia was released on June 9 2017 through Season of Mist. The monicker Merrimack comes from an ancient Celtic word meaning ‘depth of Hell’.
Text by Herjann