Melechesh - The Epigenesis

8.2 | 253 votes |
Release date: 1 October 2010
Style: Melodic black metal, Folk metal


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01. Ghouls Of Nineveh
02. Grand Gathas Of Baal Sin
03. Sacred Geometry
04. The Magickan And The Drones
05. Mystics Of The Pillar
06. When Halos Of Candles Collide
07. Defeating The Giants
08. Illumination - The Face Of Shamash
09. Negative Theology
10. A Greater Chain Of Being
11. The Epigenesis

Moloch - guitars
Yuri Rinkel - drums
Melechesh Ashmedi - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Mous Mirer - bass

Additional info
Recorded at the Babajim Studio.
Mixed by Reuben de Lautour.
Mastered by Pieter Snapper.
Cover art by John Coulthart.

Staff review by
The Epigenesis marks the first we've heard from the Sultans of Sumerian Sonic Slaughter since Emissaries was released four years ago. The band continues pretty much where they left off, playing what is basically at it's core midpaced melodic black metal.

Melodic black metal. Ho-hum. Don't we see enough of this?

published 05.11.2010 | Comments (20)

The masters of modern Mesopotamian melodic black are back. Epigensis sees Melechesh continuing to put their stamp on melodic bm by incorporating all sorts of exotic scales and instrumentation foreign to many western ears. All the exotic is piled on to a solid foundation of pounding drums, sneering vocals and ripping riffs to create an album that definitely stands apart from and above the crowd.

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14.03.2011 - 05:06
Rating: 8
Fils du Lys
Sounds like blackened Orphaned Land. Not bad news, but I did prefer the addictive riffs and blast beats of Emissaries.
Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
31.03.2011 - 16:04
Rating: 9
Great album !!!
15.12.2012 - 12:42
Rating: 9
I liked it better than the last album
19.07.2013 - 01:56
Rating: 9
Nihil's Maw
I fucking love this album... how does this not have a higher average rating? Worthy of, at the very least, an 8.5 average. It's at least on par with Emissaries, if not better. Basically just a perfect album (at least, for my tastes) all the way through.

But I suppose if many of the complaints are about song length, that would make sense, 'cause I love long songs while others might not enjoy that.
21.02.2015 - 07:28
Rating: 8
Stamp Tramp
Riffs seem less memorable and songs drag. I'm a noob to the band but not to the style. Emissaries and Enki both overpower this by a long ways.
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21.02.2015 - 12:42
Rating: 7
Written by flightoficarus on 21.02.2015 at 07:28

Riffs seem less memorable and songs drag. I'm a noob to the band but not to the style. Emissaries and Enki both overpower this by a long ways.

That title track though...
And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow

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