Aquarius Records reviews the Mezektet cassette (they have the last 10 copies)
Got just a handful of these tapes, from a batch of 120, from this new-ish group featuring members of several aQ faves including Pussygutt / Wolvserpent and A Story Of Rats, recorded a few years back, and sold mostly on the recent Wolvserpent / ASOR tour. And for folks who are familiar with either or both of those bands, the sound of Mezektet isn’t that far removed, shimmering strings, melancholic steel string guitar, ominous percussion, all hazy and woozy and otherwordly, sounding at times like some sort of gypsy folks spinning at 16rpm, definitely a dark doomfolk vibe, but like the players’ other projects it leans toward the black and the metal, and in this case, actually does spend much of it’s time in metal mode, pounding drums and frenzied riffage, howled vokills, but here, those sounds are smoothed out and blurred, wreathed in high glistening crystalline tones, the sound a murky loopscape more than a proper black blast, almost as if Tim Hecker was trying his hand at black metal, needless to say, it sounds incredible, tripped out and heavy, atmospheric and darkly moody, definitely need to hear more from these guys (and gal). Hope this wasn’t just a one off, cuz it’s definitely as good as anything the various members have done in their other projects.
Sadly, we only have about 10 copies left, and pretty sure it’s already sold out and out of print. So grab one quick before it’s too late.
LIMITED TO 120, each one hand numbered, recorded on cool metallic green tapes.