Album of the Day: Melechesh – The Epigensis

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Label: Nuclear Blast

Melechesh¬†are surely one of the most distinctive bands in black metal. Their black-thrash sound is full of personality as it is – with the band only really having Absu as an even remotely accurate point of comparison – and the addition of native Middle Eastern folk music adds a whole new dimension to their sound. It’s a complex, unique mix of styles, and it surely can’t be easy to combine the two, but the band don’t have a bad record in their discography, with¬†The Epigenesis¬†being, for me, the pick of the bunch.

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