Melechesh / Emissaries
Album: Emissaries   Collection:General
Artist:Melechesh   Added:Feb 2007
Label:Osmose Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-08 Pull Date: 2007-06-10 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jun 10 May 27 May 13 Apr 22 Apr 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 03, 2007: public noize racket
The Scribes Of Kur
4. Apr 21, 2007: to heavy for titanium
Ladders To Sumeria
2. May 26, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Leper Jerusalem
5. Apr 21, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Touching The Sphere Of Sephiroth
3. May 10, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Touching The Sphere Of Sephiroth
6. Apr 18, 2007: Sign My Yearbook!
The Scribes Of Kur

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-04-07
Often strong modern blackish/thrash metal with lyrical inluences from ancient Sumeria. Melechesh are originally from Israel but found that having albums called “As Jerusalem Burns” wasn’t gonna get them too many gigs in their home country – they split to The Netherlands. Nestled between Nile (though not quite as overpowering), Enslaved and Absu (who they’ve shared a drummer with). The vocals are probably the weakest part though not bad, just lacking its own character.

((((1)))) Fast, aggressive and steady with some Middle Eastern scale patterns & blackish vocals.
(((2))) A LOT like recent Enslaved, big sound and nice slightly jagged riffs.
(((3))) Pretty nice epic with some cool backing vocals. Not always “on” but fairly compelling when it hits the mark.
(((((4))))) Excellent black/thrash, cascades of blasting beats and a rather “metallic desert storm” feeling.
((5)) Trying for experimentation or melodicism and mostly failing.
((((6)))) Excellent mix of classic/epic metal and modern extreme sounds. Lots of good riffs.
((((((7))))) Whoa! Straight up Middle Eastern acoustic instrumental with traditional instrumentation.
((((8)))) Back to the metal…great straight-up rockin’ riff and decent vocals.
(((9))) Gallopy and filled with Arabic scales, the big minus here is the odd metered vocals. Otherwise you almost have the intensity (though not the density) of a Nile track.
((10)) Slow, too long & too dull
((11)) Decent but uneventful instrumental/outro.

Track Listing
1. Rebirht Of The Nemesis   6. Double Helixed Sceptre
2. Ladders To Sumeria   7. The Scribes Of Kur
3. Deluge Of Delusional Dreams   8. Leper Jerusalem
4. Touching The Sphere Of Sephiroth   9. Sand Grain Universe
5. Gyroscope   10. Emissaries And The Mysterium Magnum