Melechesh - Enki



8.3 | 216 votes |
Release date: 27 February 2015
Style: Melodic black metal, Folk metal

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01. Tempest Temper Enlil Enraged
02. The Pendulum Speaks
03. Lost Tribes [feat. Max Cavalera]
04. Multiple Truths
05. Enki - Divine Nature Awoken [feat. Sakis Tolis]
06. Metatron And Man
07. The Palm The Eye And Lapis Lazuli [feat. Rob Caggiano]
08. Doorways To Irkala
09. The Outsiders

The Best Melodic Black Metal Album Of 2015

Line-up
Moloch - guitars
Lord Curse - drums
Melechesh Ashmedi - bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Scorpios Androctonus - bass, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Max Cavalera - vocals
Sakis Tolis - vocals
Robert "Rob" Caggiano - guitars

Staff review by
Apothecary
Rating:
8.0
Hails unto Enki, he whose home is water. Patron of Eridu, creator and mischief-maker. Blesser of the holy Melechesh.

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published 20.02.2015 | Comments (19)

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05.12.2014 - 23:24
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
I'm excited.
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09.02.2015 - 21:09
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Damn, listening to this on advance now and this one's just catchy as all fuck. Review coming soon
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Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed.
Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
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09.02.2015 - 21:19
Rating: 7
Zaph
Phlegmish
Written by Apothecary on 09.02.2015 at 21:09

Damn, listening to this on advance now and this one's just catchy as all fuck. Review coming soon

How is that final track? Similar to "The Epigenesis" by any chance? Because that's what I'm hoping for the most.
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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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10.02.2015 - 05:06
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Zaph on 09.02.2015 at 21:19

How is that final track? Similar to "The Epigenesis" by any chance? Because that's what I'm hoping for the most.

Well, you'll ultimately judge that for yourself, but yes, I'd say they're similar enough for you to be satisfied.
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Life was a commercial for itself, endlessly replayed.
Nothing changed, it just spread out farther and farther in the form of neon ooze.
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20.02.2015 - 20:40
Rating: 7
Zaph
Phlegmish
I prefer Enki to The Epigenesis as a whole. It's about 10 minutes shorter which really plays in its favor. Still a tad too long for a Melechesh album. Dragging, just a hair.
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And the tears that we will weep today
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By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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21.02.2015 - 07:21
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
So much energy! The vocals are vile, the drums insatiable, and middle-eastern sounding riffs catchy as hell. Unfortunately, it is also fairly uneven with some songs that I don't care for at all. Subsequent listens significantly reduced my initial rating. Better than Epigenesis, but not as consistently enjoyable as Emissaries. Full review here.
Enjoyability=8
Musicianship=8
Innovation=7
Overall=7.9
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21.02.2015 - 08:19
Joe Zombie
Written by Zaph on 20.02.2015 at 20:40

I prefer Enki to The Epigenesis as a whole. It's about 10 minutes shorter which really plays in its favor. Still a tad too long for a Melechesh album. Dragging, just a hair.


Thanks for reminding me that I need to see that movie!

Listening to the album stream now and so far I'm impressed.
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27.02.2015 - 20:15
Rating: 8
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Joe Zombie on 21.02.2015 at 08:19

Written by Zaph on 20.02.2015 at 20:40

I prefer Enki to The Epigenesis as a whole. It's about 10 minutes shorter which really plays in its favor. Still a tad too long for a Melechesh album. Dragging, just a hair.


Thanks for reminding me that I need to see that movie!

Listening to the album stream now and so far I'm impressed.


Epic use of reference, Zaph. I watched it on Tuesday. It's amaze-balls. JK Simmons. 'Nuff said.
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02.03.2015 - 07:14
Joe Zombie
I can add this to my list of '2015 favorites' now. Awesome riffs and grooves, totally disgusting vocals (which is a good thing), and the featured musicians are great. Definitely a highlight of the year so far from an already excellent band. Melechesh can't disappoint!
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02.03.2015 - 23:48
Rating: 8
musclassia
'The Outsiders' absolutely slays
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09.03.2015 - 18:11
Rating: 8
Wes
Epic!!!!!!!!
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12.03.2015 - 07:25
Rating: 8
Necrodamus
Awesome album. Closely resembles The Epigenesis in the riff department, but I think this one wins with its songwriting and overall flow being more consistent.
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14.03.2015 - 17:54
Rating: 7
Coma666
As a middle eastern i like their oriental tunes but unfortunately it's not that different from their old stuff they need some twist ....
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23.03.2015 - 17:22
Rating: 9
Ajay Singh
Tracks 1, 3, 5 and 8 Epik \m/
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15.07.2015 - 21:45
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Oh my god, at the level of Emissaries
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21.10.2015 - 04:51
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
This album destroys.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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21.10.2015 - 05:22
Lord_Regnier
I've always seen this band as some kind of second-rate Absu.
It's decent but I never got into it. Though I think I could enjoy it if it wasn't for the fact that I dislike vocals. They have something almost core-ish that gets on my nerves.

Still, I find Absu superior on every aspect.
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"Why would we fear death, when life is so much more frightening?"
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23.10.2015 - 23:18
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Pretty good, but I feel like this is a repeat of Emissaries and Epigenesis, and not quite as good as either.
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16.12.2015 - 22:20
Bad English
Masterchief
Actually this title might be interest Ancient Alien Theorist since Enkhi was one of aninaki gods what created us
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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18.05.2016 - 20:36
Rating: 8
musclassia
Currently playing it through, not sure I've played it since I first downloaded it around its release, but I'm really digging it. Above anything else I really enjoy the tone and sound, and I think a more mid-tempo pace suits them well
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