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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]

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Moloch - guitars
Yuri "Xul" Rinkel - drums
Alex - bass, keyboards, vocals
Melechesh Ashmedi - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals

Guest musicians
Russley Randell "Russ" Givens - vocals

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

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.

published 16.11.2006 | Comments (26)

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Yugosaki - 11.11.2010 at 14:32  
Rating: 9 I fuckin love this band!!!!!!
Vikcen - 11.11.2010 at 15:01  
Rating: 10 Yeah!!, especially this album , one of my favorite metal album, i'm still waiting to have it .
Baz Anderson - 05.02.2011 at 20:01  
  I'm really loving this album at the moment.
Vikcen - 15.06.2011 at 15:47  
Rating: 10 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.

blackdoomy - 24.08.2011 at 15:56  
Rating: 10 I'm in love with this album!
Vonpire - 04.10.2011 at 16:10  
Rating: 10 Best Melechesh album! No one can miss this!
Kass - 04.10.2011 at 16:36  
Rating: 10 Deserves a straight 10.
JÄY - 03.12.2011 at 06:41  
Rating: 9 Is this as thrashy as Sphynx?
Vikcen - 03.12.2011 at 14:24  
Rating: 10
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.
Milena - 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.
Mr. Doctor - 19.06.2012 at 20:59  
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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