It’s the Australian band of Mesarthim that have once again rocketed to the top of Bandcamp charts thanks to their extremely devoted following. It’s not often that a band can put out three EPs and a full-length album in one year without a single dip in quality, yet that hasn’t stopped Mesarthim from continuing to push their limits and test their skill with each new record. And this brand fucking new EP is by no means an exception.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always a fan of band’s really going balls deep with their songs and creating single tracks that stretch way beyond that of a normal track in terms of length. In the case of the one-track EP, that is “The Great Filter”, Mesarthim dared to make it reach over 21 minutes long to make it their longest song to date. It is also by far their most advanced and best sounding record when considering both pure musicianship and atmosphere. Those are two things that Mesarthim have become known very much for over their short but already staggering time as a band, but it’s all come to a peak with “The Great Filter”. This EP is a fantastic ride that you can truly drift off to much like the rest of Mesarthim’s catalog, but it’s this one, in particular, that seems to be the most enrapturing piece that is simply perfect for both a casual listen and something to give a deep listening to. Mesarthim also showcase a little bit more of their versatility with “The Great Filter” by using electronic effects like they have on previous efforts, but to a definitely greater degree with this EP. And in the end, they truly do help make “The Great Filter” a staggering testament to the brilliance behind Mesarthim.
As one of the biggest metal acts to have emerged on Bandcamp, Mesarthim has a lot to live up to with each record, and right now they show little to no signs of slowing down. “The Great Filter” is nothing to scoff at much like its predecessors, but it is possibly the exact thing that Mesarthim needed to put out to show that they aren’t messing around, and I can’t wait to see what else they can fucking manage.
LISTEN to “The Great Filter” on Bandcamp here.
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