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Melechesh : As Jerusalem Burns... Al'Intisar - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Melechesh : As Jerusalem Burns... Al'Intisar


Melechesh :  As Jerusalem Burns... Al'Intisar

Band name: Melechesh

The album starts off with an intro, which like many other intros was completely unnecessary, something that didn’t quite make my hopes go up through the ceiling. Then the first real song starts, “Sultan of Mischief”, which almost made me crap my pants. With its fierce anger and rawness, it was like a pair of Dr. Martens boots shoved right up in the family jewels. One could also put it this way: It was fucking stunning. Black metal with a touch of Middle-Eastern traditional music was something I had never heard before, and this made me realize how much I had actually missed it. Almost every



Album: As Jerusalem Burns... Al'Intisar

The bands country origin: Israel

Music genre: Bands / Metal albums reviews




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Melechesh : Djinn - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Melechesh : Djinn


Melechesh :  Djinn

Band name: Melechesh

This is a solid effort from the first Palestinian band I have ever heard. While I do agree that a lot of bands have used a lot of the oriental melodies to an extreme, Melechesh is a hell of a lot better at doing this than most, probably because they are from a culture where this is imbedded in their minds from an early age. Also, they don't just use the melodies. Instead, they base their riffs and drum beats around them, which makes Melechesh quite original. There a lot more agressive than most "ethnic" band, as well. "Genies, Sorcerors and Mesopotamian Nights" is a great way to start the



Album: Djinn

The bands country origin: Israel

Music genre: Bands / Metal albums reviews




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Melechesh : Sphynx - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Melechesh : Sphynx


Melechesh :  Sphynx

Band name: Melechesh

This last year was an especially bad one for my interest in new metal bands, as I have mainly been focusing on getting older releases. All the blast attack/grind, and "core" type stuff has been really pissing me off, because when I hear metal, I want riffs and memorable songs, not just buzz drive overkill blur shit. As with Akercocke's Choronzon, Melechesh's Sphynx is restoring my faith in the new generation of metal. This is such a masterpiece that I am almost at a loss for words. Read my review of their previous album, Djinn, for a more complete description of their style, because Sphynx



Album: Sphynx

The bands country origin: Israel

Music genre: Bands / Metal albums reviews




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Melechesh : Emissaries - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Melechesh : Emissaries


Melechesh :  Emissaries

Band name: Melechesh

This album has got to be one of the best albums of 2006 and the best so far released by the band. It is a perfect blend of the folky Middle Eastern black metal sound of their Djinn album and the thrashy black metal of the Sphinx album. While in most cases good production tends to harm the quallity of a Black Metal album in this case it actually enhances it; Ashmedi's raspy vocals are clearer than ever and really stand out on the album and the folky Middle Eastern riffis are of exellent clarity as well. Ashmedi's raspy vocals are clear and audiable unlike the Djinn album where you could



Album: Emissaries

The bands country origin: Israel

Music genre: Bands / Metal albums reviews




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Melechesh : The Epigenesis - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Melechesh : The Epigenesis


Melechesh : The Epigenesis

Band name: Melechesh

"Mesopotamian" black metal band Melechesh blew a lot of minds with 2006's Emissaries, so it's no wonder its follow-up The Epigenesis has been so widely anticipated after a four year wait. The music is clearly the Israeli expats' unique brand of thrashy, Middle Eastern-inspired black metal from the get-go. Every single track has riffs inspired by the unusual combination, and it's still just as compelling as ever. There's also a great deal of traditional instrumentation, including two instrumentals which are all-traditional and several places where it's worked into metal songs. It's also



Album: The Epigenesis

The bands country origin: Israel

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Melechesh : Enki - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Melechesh : Enki


Melechesh :  Enki

Band name: Melechesh

Coming off the back of the huge critical acclaim lauded on "The Epigenesis" one might have thought that Melechesh would be overawed by the task of trying to repeat the trick but by taking their time in the release of "Enki" the consummate detail that has defined their career remains in abundance. There is so much that pleases me about the works of Ashmedi & co but high amongst those is the layering and sophisticated usage of ethnic instrumentation which never descends into the pervading mindset of most folk(-orientated) metal bands for whom a brief synth blast of pre-processed sounds is as



Album: Enki

The bands country origin: Israel

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Estatic Fear : A Sombre Dance - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Estatic Fear : A Sombre Dance


Estatic Fear :  A Sombre Dance

Band name: Estatic Fear

To begin with composition, it's simply wonderful. Various instruments like lute, piano, violoncello, organ or pipe coupled with traditional guitars, drums and basses create unique blend of melodies which are complex but simple simultaneously. Sometimes when I listen to metal, I got the feeling that riffs are there just to show how skilled the guitarist or how "technical" their sound is. Here it's a work of someone who focuses fully on capturing the atmosphere, the great thing being a fact that by doing so, music sounds authentic. During listening one constantly asks himself how it is possible



Album: A Sombre Dance

The bands country origin: Austria

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Estatic Fear : Somnium Obmutum - Genre : Metal albums reviews

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Estatic Fear : Somnium Obmutum


Estatic Fear :  Somnium Obmutum

Band name: Estatic Fear

A dream. A weird dream. This release seems weird by so many aspects, anyway. Simply take its enthusiastic reception, for instance. It’s just as if, as soon as a metal band looks a tad beyond the worn-out stereotypes of what this awful word, metal, means for the layman – a tall, long-haired, stinking guy shouting obscenities in front of a wall of noise – it should be welcomed with unleashed praise. All the more that I’ve hard times taking Estatic Fear as a genuine “band” to begin with – far more in the lines of a studio project. Of course, it’s not given to anyone to record an album with a



Album: Somnium Obmutum

The bands country origin: Austria

Music genre: Bands / Metal albums reviews




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Estatic Fear > Somnium Obmutum [1996] - Genre : Traditional Doom Metal

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Estatic Fear > Somnium Obmutum [1996]


Estatic Fear > Somnium Obmutum [1996]

Band name: Estatic Fear

Album: Somnium Obmutum

The bands country origin: Austria

Music genre: Traditional Doom Metal

Year of release : 1996

Tracklist:
1. Des Nachtens Suss’ Gedone (Instumental With Lute)
2. Somnium Obmutum
3. As Autumn Calls
4. Ode To Solitude




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Estatic Fear > A Sombre Dance (1999) - Genre : Traditional Doom Metal

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Estatic Fear > A Sombre Dance (1999)


Estatic Fear > A Sombre Dance (1999)

Band name: Estatic Fear

Album: A Sombre Dance

The bands country origin: Austria

Music genre: Traditional Doom Metal

Year of release : 1999

Tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Chapter I
3. Chapter II
4. Chapter III
5. Chapter IV
6. Chapter V
7. Chapter VI
8. Chapter VII
9. Chapter VIII
10. Chapter IX




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