Mulla – هل تحتاج إلى [Iraq, Black] (2020)


Self Released | 4-24-20

Well, this certainly comes with a cautious approach. Metal from non western countries is not uncommon. Black metal from non western countries is a little bit more rare but not unheard. Heavy metal from the middle east is even more of a rarity and black metal from Iraq with lyrical themes about Islam. the only reason why I am hesitant is that daydreaming concepts like this sometimes lead to incidents like Ghost Bath or Janaza where blogs run with ideas before the music catches up. Mulla is new with a full length (complete with an aggressive cover) already completed. هل تحتاج إلى is the acts follow up EP with two songs but a running time nearing 30 minutes. IT takes awhile to actually hurdle the thematic and conceptual aspects of this EP but once people do clear it, they are left with an above average second wave worship with crystal clear production and punchy execution. Its easy to review the music as its agnostic nature under shredded vocals makes it approachable and enjoyable. The lyrical and more meta review of this band is going to be forthcoming as if everything is on the level, Mulla has the potential to be talked about by many people.