Metallica, Cradle of Filth, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden are the ones that come to my mind when I think of metal.
As much as I wished I could… I could not picture Pakistan as a thriving hub for metal. Metal has long been having audience and huge fan following in the UK, US, Norway, and other major parts of Western Europe, but Pakistan always seemed like a place where people would not be open to accepting this kind of genre.
I realized how wrong I was when I came across Takatak. Takatak recently released their music video titled “Fault Lines” and it made realize that the metal community in Pakistan not only exists, but is in fact a lot larger and more active than I could think of.

Takatak is a Lahore based band.
The band members are: Zain Peerzada and Luke Azariah on guitars, Yusuf Ramay and Daud Ramay on drums, Altamash Server and Ali Suhail on vocals and Isa Najam on bass.
“Fault Lines” is the third track from the bands album titled “Acrophase”.
Fault Lines features two of the most cutting edge guitarists from India & Pakistan – Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor, White Moth Black Butterfly) and Shamsher Rana (Roots, Wisdom Salad).

Takatak took to their Facebook to share about their latest release “Fault Lines” and said: ” There was a time when all of what has transpired in the past couple years seemed like a fever dream existing only in our heads. Yes, we are still a struggling band, but now for the first time in our lives our constant endurance test of being a metal band in Pakistan has been molded in to a feeling of genuine surpise and excitement for the future. The truth is, we have been more than lucky in our endeavours, and rather than sitting around and letting all that luck wash over us, we managed to use it to push ourselves further and harder than we ever have before.

Produced by Takatak & Umair Dar and recorded at A for Aleph; The music video for fault lines is directed by Amar Ali and Umair Ahmad Khawaja.

Watch Takatak’s Fault Lines:

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Watch it now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RdQDmpKDp-E

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7wRdJ41MMR6AVCo6bSEE5r?highlight=spotify:track:3GyrxwekNfUmdLOQct75AJ

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/fault-lines-feat-keshav-dhar-shamsher-rana/1494586698?i=1494586708

Bandcamp: https://takatak.bandcamp.com/track/fault-lines-feat-keshav-dhar-shamsher-rana

Instagram: http://instagram.com/takatakpk

LYRICS:
Furnish the pillage
Redesign my bones
You decide what I keep inside
Finally there’s no remorse, it’s all red
Every time I can see my bliss, it’s pulled away; the miserable divine

The last time the stones align,
Reactions will change your mind,
The silence immortalised,
Immersions dissect the lie,
No one will follow you down

Can’t you see? So far away from home, I’m still asleep.
Devoid of reason to wake up to be me

I’ve lost my feet
The floor beneath me is never ending
It’s getting harder to see
My world has come undone
This isn’t where I’m to be
I’m sinking away to my beginnings
It’s getting harder to see
My world has come undone

Bye now, don’t you forget it
Don’t you come running home
By now, structures have flattened
Nothing to come back to…

Bye now, don’t you forget it
Don’t you come running home
By now, structures have flattened
Nothing to come back
To
Whom it may concern
Go through
With no way to return
I flew
Purged from all that I yearn
To turn into what we’ve become

Let’s sink our filthy teeth into this mess that we’ve created,
Let’s buy ourselves a whole new hole in this new wall and dream we’ve made it.

Keep sinking deep inside the void
I’m trying to reach your love
That you left behind
It’s getting harder to see you in the dark
Keep telling me those lies tonight
I’m trying to reach your love
It’s getting harder to see you in the dark

Shine your light on my misery
Shine it till we go blind

Furnish the pillage
Redesign my bones
You decide what I keep inside
Finally there’s no remorse
It’s all red
This time I’ve convinced myself to fall upon the mercy of goodbye

The last time the stones aligned,
Reactions will change your mind,
The silence immortalised,
Immersions dissect the lie.

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