Melechesh - Epigenesis 2LP
Back On Black Records
The Epigenesis is the fifth full-length album by the death/black metal band Melechesh, originally released in 2010. This is an inimical, iconoclastic work that defies genre conventions, predictability and clich+¬. You get black metal blasting and tremolo riffing, some thrashy parts here and there, Maiden-style twin-axe galloping and midpaced dirges with atmospheric moments more easily heard in epic doom/heavy metal bands GÇô all these elements are blended together in swathes as if in a big cauldron; an alchemical combination of guitar styles and heavy metal motifs that blasts the gates down with authority, conviction and charisma.