MERRY BAD END – Astra

Merry Bad End

The new single of Merry Bad End titled “Astra” brings the beauty of the outer space in their djent-metal music, resulting in a very enjoyable song.

The outer space is fascinating. When you put it in music, it often results in something awesome. Just think about the good old space rock bands, or the more recent cosmic black metal scene. Now get ready for some cosmic idol music, thanks to Merry Bad End.

Their latest and aptly titled single Astra adds some spacey synths to their djent-y metal sound, almost sounding like the idol counterpart of Aussie blacksters Mesarthim. The syncopated riffs and rhythms provide a solid ground for the almost EDM-ish melodies and this atmospheric-aggressive mix works greatly, especially when the harsh vocals make their appearance. The song gets slightly smoother during the chorus, just to get back with the complex rhythms in its second half.

As I said before, there are some harsh vocals in a couple of parts, but the usual Merry Bad End clean vocals are still there too, of course. The three girls’ voices totally fit their music, perfectly blending with the cosmic djent sounds; the way the final chorus comes right after the synth solo is really nice and generally the collaboration between these two elements on a powerful metal base makes Astra really enjoyable, making you want to listen to it more and more.


Besides all they’re going through between the COVID-19 lockdown and even worse stuff, it’s nice to see that Merry Bad End are still fighting through their music. They have worked hard to win against their bad endings until now and they deserve all the support we can give them to go through these hard times too. If you want to know more about them, check out our interview with them and then you’ll have no excuses to not buy Astra on Idol Underworld (at least until it’s not sold out).