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that which speaks​.​.​.

by Merlock

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DiscipleoftheRiff I’ve been zoinked! And it’s absolutely glorious. Thank you Merlock!! Favorite track: idolon.
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Code Got my cd today and im happy to be floored again by more killer riffing & phych greatness from Merlock. The thnx in the liner notes is a much appreciated bonus 🤘. Check this band out you won't regret it!
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Justin@BlindMouse You have been condemned by Merlock. With vice grip clenching force they break shackles, rules and minds!! Throwing caution and a big bag of fucks to the wind, Merlock fights against an unseen tide. Demanding and un-breaking in their approach leaving harmonic goop dripping and festering in a hyper sludge fest that revels in your ambiguity. Lost in darkness, lost in your ambivalence!!
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Fuzzy Cracklins (The Swamp Records) Heavy psych sludge metal from the PNW. Fuzzy's review is at www.fuzzycracklins.com/2020/07/merlock.html Favorite track: prolapse.
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Heddbuzz (I.R. Puffinstuff) another stellar tip made to me by Outlaw Steve in the UK. the psychedelic shadow-doom caught me off-guard - i know because of the drool puddled between my feet when i came to my senses.. Favorite track: condemnation.
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Steve Rodger Finally released and it’s everything I knew it would be. Superb crushing sludge doom... Favorite track: [vessel].
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idolon 08:37
idolon born in feral soil you withered in the rotting ground & as you drank the water you bloomed your ugly crown ...sever the roots with your own hand... spit out your purple lung they will drown you as you learn to swim so claw your way to the surface your reality devoured in this realm of hopelessness disgorge your viscera abandon your human form spit out your ugly heart it’s fear is to choke you down as you run for higher ground your reality devoured in this realm of hopelessness disgorge your viscera abandon your human form find your way through your void here i pray, waiting for you return
prolapse 07:02
prolapse lost inside your hell twisting through the nethers hopeless revelations swelter in your head shadow constellations splinter in your tongue speaking the language of ruin shedding your soul no part left uncorrupted how much can you endure dark light in your vessel broken diadems lapse in the silence of your breathing fails the mouth it calls home feel forbidden words burn taste their ash in your mouth the impulse consuming searching for the end pursuing ungodly ones dark days soon to come follow me home in your sick distortion oh my lamb, suffer at my hand broken light, lost in the darkness again
[vessel] 07:08
vessel wandering through this world barren of true light the moon eats shadows on a sun it swallows whole and where am i but in the pit of your stomach i bathe in the acid the future which burns my eyes heartless vessel draped in shadow wandering razed land crushing spirit flaying mind disfigured corpse head down like you always wanted me dragged down in your desperate water hopeless now this ghost buried in our dream ravaged, emptied, i’ll swallow every me ravaged, emptied, i’ll swallow your dying star you bastard! you sick fuck! you’ve taken everything! i’m left with nothing you’ve taken everything! except my soul!
vox 00:47
condemnation 07:42
condemnation condemned... your disgusting ways baleful thoughts left you tainted rotting body twisted soul soon you'll die no escape you cannot be saved by your heartless rage you cannot be saved by your faithless ways still you pray with your dirty mouth still you pray through with your dirty teeth i am the mouth which eats tar from your heart i am the tongue which wags at your feet i am the rot you suck from your mother’s teet i am the blood you lap from your child’s wounds i am that which speaks from the corruption in your soul…. still you worship & still you pray still you worship & still you pretend to pray still you pray with your dirty fucking mouth still they pray through your crooked teeth


released July 10, 2020

Written by Merlock.
Lyrics by taylor d. waring.
Produced by taylor d. waring.
Recorded and Mixed by Bill Nieman.
Mastered by Uncle Randy at Sky Ranch Studios.
Album art by Anthony Hurd.


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Merlock Spokane, Washington

Merlock is psychedelic stoner metal band from Spokane, WA. Email merlockspokane@gmail.com for any inquiries.

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