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Emissaries

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  • Audio CD (13 Nov. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Osmose Productions
  • ASIN: B000IHYU0G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Rebirth Of The Nemesis
  2. Ladders To Sumeria
  3. Deluge Of Delusional Dreams-Act 1&2
  4. Touching The Spheres Of Sephiroth
  5. Gyroscope
  6. Double Helixed Sceptre
  7. The Scribes Of Kur
  8. Leper Serusalem
  9. Sand Grain Universe
  10. Emissaries And The Mysterium Magnum

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I had no idea that Melechesh even existed until a few days ago. I came across various tracks from this album on Youtube. I was very quickly hooked.

I've always been interested in bands that feature local cultural influences, be it Nordic, middle eastern, European, far eastern or whatever. In this day & age of somewhat formulaic and entirely boring "nu-metal", bands such as Melechesh offer a breath of fresh air. Emissaries is a work of pure genius. The band members are very obviously incredibly talented musicians. Though the music bears little similarity, I'm talking about musicians on a comparable skill level to the best that Iron Maiden, Turisas & Slayer can offer. Technical perfection is married with thematic intricacies that offer a genuinely unique listening experience.

Most Melechesh songs are crushingly heavy and yet are easy on the ear in a way that most "extreme" metal certainly isn't. The production is exemplary as is the quality of the song writing. I should point out that the vocals are far more incidental to the music than in most metal records, as opposed to be a central element of the songs. In this respect Melechesh remind me of Forefather - the vocals are good but merely add another layer to the incredible quality of the playing and composition. Perhaps I've not explained this well - check out Melechesh on YouTube & you'll see what I mean. The band has an obvious middle eastern influence, specifically ancient Sumerian apparently. I think it works very, very well and it's certainly incredibly engaging to listen to. Most Melechesh tracks really do paint an audio picture of an ancient civilization at it's height of power & glory. Stiring stuff! They also include some almost introspective instrumental tracks which are frankly beautiful to listen to.

Do yourself a favour - check out the band on YouTube. I did and instantly bought ALL their work. Absolutely essential for all fans of metal that's a bit interesting & out of the ordinary.
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I bought Emissaries because I like Absu and as Proscriptor, the main man of Absu, used to drum for them I thought it must be worth a listen and I was right. It fact, it is worth more than a listen it is worth a five star review.

There are similiarities in musical style with Absu and both bands are very innovative. Melechech's music apart from being extremely tight in terms of musicianship is very different from anything else you will hear. The closest comparision is Absu, however, given the Middle Eastern origins of the band, Emissaries is very unique sounding and to an ear raised on western musical scales it sounds very exotic and different. System of a Down (SOAD) are more mainstream rock that use Middle Eastern song structures and scales though not to the extent used by Melechesh.

For me it is the eastern style guitar work that makes Emissaries unique. The album is fuelled from start to finish by some awesome high octane riffing. Just sample the first track 'Rebirth of the Nemesis' to see what I mean. I have to plead ignorance on the structure of Middle Eastern music but it sounds fantastic when used in Rock. The mix of bone crunching guitaring, pounding drumming and Middle Eastern song structure is a joy to listen to.

The album only changes down a gear for the 'Scribes of Kur' which sounds very Middle Eastern using traditional instruments.

Its difficult to express my feelings to this album other than they are very good. For me the album conjours up images of a hot desert with searing blue skies.

I would recommend Emissaries to fans of Absu if you don't already have it. I also think fans of SOAD may like it. If you like SOAD's eastern influences there is a chance you will like this.
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By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Mar. 2014
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Emissaries is the fourth full-length studio album by the unique Metal band from Jerusalem, Melechesh. It was released in 2006 through Nuclear Blast.

Melechesh started out with a style of music sort of close to Black Metal, but by this stage in their career have evolved into something different. There are some Blast-beats and shrieking vocals, but its more bouncy rhythms than icy-atmosphere. The songs largely revolve around big fat grooves and adventurous song structuring but give way to blistering Thrash passages now and again to keep the energy levels up. They are pretty “dynamic” in their mixture of fast and slow, loud and soft, eastern and western.

Lyrically, as on all their albums the band write about interesting historical and fictional things from their own culture (Sumerian/ Assyrian/ Mesopotamian folklore). It gives the band a nice unique angle, and it is handled in a tasteful and non-cheesy way.

Melechesh are just a really unique, incredibly interesting and talented band, and fittingly, Emissaries is a pretty interesting and talent-filled record. One of the best in their catalougue even. If you’re already a fan then you won’t be disappointed at all by the masterfully crafted collection of punchy and vicious, yet strangely accessible tunes.

Everything on this record is pure gold, but highlights include the furious ‘Ladders To Sumeria,’ as well as the menacing album-closer ‘Emissaries And The Mysterium Magnum’ and of course ‘Gyroscope,’ which is a cover of The Tea Party reworked into the Melechesh style.

Overall, Emissaries is a confident, exciting entry in the Melechesh timeline that is strong from beginning to end and highlights everything that is great about the band. Its an incredibly strong listening experience. New listener or existing fan – check it out either way, you won’t regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars endless filth shall line your rib cage for all eternity 8 Mar. 2007
By Der Hammer des Kuchens - Published on Amazon.com
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These guys call their type of metal Mesopotamian metal because their music and lyrics incorporate Mesopotamian, Samerian and occult themes in their music and lyrics. These guys do have an original sound because of their blend of mid eastern music with metal which doesn't old or cheesy, they create most of the mid eastern sounds with their guitars and drums rather than using traditional instruments.

You will be banging your head and getting pumped up right from the first song all the way until the 7th song which is an acoustic slow mid eastern instrumental which is a good break but then after that the speed picks up again until the end. There are actually 11 songs on this disc and it's another instrumental but this time it's not acoustic.

I have their other cd Sphynx and I like it but this is easily 100 times better. I only listen to a few bands that have harsh or raspy vocals and this is one of them because they have such a good original sound. I would recommend this cd to any metal fan who wants to hear something different but still rocks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm just gonna say... 9 Jan. 2011
By Dia1349 - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like this album. I put this in my car stereo and have never taken it out (except for a couple of rounds of old Leaves Eyes to cleanse the palate), I've given this to other people that listen to black/thrash/epic metal and they love it.
Personally, this otherwordly sound is intoxicating. I saw this band listed in a thread and checked them out on Youtube and saw their video for "Genies, Sorcerer's and Arabian Nights" and I was like, Yeah! this is my cup of tea!
Well, I decided not to get that album because based on the rec's, I decided to start out with Emissaries first.
I have since downloaded Epigenesis. Fantastic, what I've heard so far. Can't wait to contemplate it!!
If you are hesitating to buy this album, don't. You will be highly pleased, this is especially if you like epic, regional, blackened metal. It is fantastic!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ushouldownofcourseyoudo 13 July 2007
By Joszef Ruiz - Published on Amazon.com
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This brings a big smile when I hear this. Fun and interesting. It's no wonder Proscriptor and Andy LaRoque click. Melechesh own. Nile comparisons must not be heeded. Melechesh are not that similar. I think Sphinx better still, but this is new in my rotation. Anyway, the music is again an amalgam of Black Metal,Death Metal, & Thrash metal, bound together seamlessly with their Near East influences. Hightly recommended for the EXTREME metal head.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 24 April 2016
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Awesome
5.0 out of 5 stars metal 3 Sept. 2013
By billy - Published on Amazon.com
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This album is awesome, has great riffs and I hear something new every listen. This is a kickass band with a great sound.
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