Melechesh - Emissaries


8.5 | 229 votes |
Release date: 28 October 2006
Style: Melodic black metal, Folk metal

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01. Rebirth Of The Nemesis (Enuma Elish Rewritten)
02. Ladders To Sumeria
03. Deluge Of Delusional Dreams:
    1 - Act I: Cast Tempest From The East
    2 - Act II: Enlil's Retaliation
04. Touching The Spheres Of Sephiroth
05. Gyroscope [The Tea Party cover]
06. Double Helixed Sceptre
07. The Scribes Of Kur
08. Leper Jerusalem
09. Sand Grain Universe
10. Emissaries And The Mysterium Magnum
11. Extemporized Ophthalmic Release [digital version bonus]

Line-up
Moloch - guitars
Yuri Rinkel - drums
Alex - bass, keyboards, vocals
Melechesh Ashmedi - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals

Guest musicians
Proscriptor McGovern - vocals

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
8.8
Back into Sumeria with the latest Melechesh! For those unfamiliar with the band, they play Melodic Black Metal with a special tribal flavour, including traditional folkloric instruments. Their peculiar sound has often been labeled "Mesopotamian" or "Sumerian".

Proud successor to 2003's "Sphynx", "Emissaries" seems to continue the primordial saga of the ancient lands. Musically, the emphasis has been shifted solely to the guitar parts compared to their previous album, which was more focused on the duo traditional instruments and guitars. This makes "Emissaries" a lot thrashier than any previous Melechesh album.

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published 16.11.2006 | Comments (26)

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11.11.2010 - 14:32
Rating: 9
Yugosaki
I fuckin love this band!!!!!!
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11.11.2010 - 15:01
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Yeah!!, especially this album , one of my favorite metal album, i'm still waiting to have it .
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05.02.2011 - 20:01
Baz Anderson
I'm really loving this album at the moment.
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15.06.2011 - 15:47
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
The guitars on this album are: tremendous, outstanding, really incredible. 10 on the production. "The Scribes Of Kur" is the best folk instrumental song from Melechesh, beautiful. By the way, the begining of "Leper Jerusalem" remember me to Nirvana =) My favorite song is "Rebirth Of The Nemesis (Enuma Elish Rewritten)". This is a brutal record, from start to end.

MASTERPIECE.
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24.08.2011 - 15:56
Rating: 10
blackdoomy
I'm in love with this album!
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04.10.2011 - 16:10
Rating: 10
Vonpire
Best Melechesh album! No one can miss this!
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04.10.2011 - 16:36
Rating: 10
Kass
St. Anger
Deserves a straight 10.
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03.12.2011 - 06:41
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Is this as thrashy as Sphynx?
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03.12.2011 - 14:24
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by JÄY on 03.12.2011 at 06:41

Is this as thrashy as Sphynx?


Sphynx is more dense than this in that sense.
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19.06.2012 - 19:56
Milena
Learning To "X"
The boyfriend just got into these guys and I've heard the album a couple of times while at his place. Pretty catchy stuff, especially with the way it starts. Both headbangable and danceable.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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19.06.2012 - 20:59
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Milena on 19.06.2012 at 19:56

The boyfriend just got into these guys and I've heard the album a couple of times while at his place. Pretty catchy stuff, especially with the way it starts. Both headbangable and danceable.


It's quite a brilliant record imo. Their theme feels so autentic due to they doing their homework and actually writing most if not all their riffs in the right scales so they get "that" oriental sound but still being Black/thrash based.... Just being able to do that and not sound forced is great.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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24.07.2016 - 22:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Finally got a copy of this album. I must say it's my favorite by these guys. It was the first one I listened back when Myspace still was a thing hahahaha. It didn't really change anything from Sphynx... It just too the same elements and added a +1 on everything. I just love the crunchy sound of those riffs and the drumming is fucking intense (not surprosing considering it's from the mad man behind Absu's drumkit).
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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26.07.2016 - 13:42
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.07.2016 at 22:00

Finally got a copy of this album. I must say it's my favorite by these guys. It was the first one I listened back when Myspace still was a thing hahahaha. It didn't really change anything from Sphynx... It just too the same elements and added a +1 on everything. I just love the crunchy sound of those riffs and the drumming is fucking intense (not surprosing considering it's from the mad man behind Absu's drumkit).


Hey, Proscriptor isn't the drummer on Emissaries if you meant it, it is Yuri.
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26.07.2016 - 14:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.07.2016 at 22:00

Finally got a copy of this album. I must say it's my favorite by these guys. It was the first one I listened back when Myspace still was a thing hahahaha. It didn't really change anything from Sphynx... It just too the same elements and added a +1 on everything. I just love the crunchy sound of those riffs and the drumming is fucking intense (not surprosing considering it's from the mad man behind Absu's drumkit).



It's not Proscriptor drumming. It's Yuri Rinkel of Thanatos.


EDIT: I see someone Vikcen beat me to correcting you.
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26.07.2016 - 18:02
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Haha, my bad. I guess I made the mistake because he IS present in the album but just as a guest vocalist. In any case, crazy drumming on this album.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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