Marid is an Arabic word meaning "rebellious" or "giant", but also refers to a type of extremely powerful Djinn spirit.
†v v v v v v v†† (which reads Seven Sevens) is the debut ritual opus of Marid. Sung entirely in classical Arabic, and inspired by gnostic pre-Islamic mad poets who would allow the Djinn to possess them in exchange for verses and prophetic visions.
Thematically and compositionally,† v v v v v v v†† is an alchemical syncretism of Djinn Sorcery and Western Occultism. The ancient formulas of magic are woven into every thread of the album's fabric, and it's tracks are brimming with the visceral and hypnotic intensity of a sandstorm.
The three labyrinthine compositions featured on† v v v v v v v† cover vast expanses in the desolate realms of Black Metal, with passages that tread fearlessly into atmospheric, folk, oriental, symphonic, pagan, and avant-garde territories… And quite often wandering into unknown regions.
†v v v v v v v† is singular in it's savage energy and the deep currents that dwell within it have been unleashed from the Great Desert and into the World.
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