Melechesh - _Djinn_
by: Adrian Bromley (
Drawn out in an epic fashion, the latest release from Melechesh (and their debut for Osmose) is a wonderfully passionate expedition of metal music. The term "Mesopotamian metal" has been thrown around to describe the band's music, a term that sticks well with the theme here and where the band takes their music. Drawing from the sounds of his homeland (the Mediterranean), guitarist/vocalist Melechesh Ashmedi has managed to successfully blend those sounds with the vicious stride of death metal music. The sound is indeed unique. Just listen to the music on notable numbers such as "Genies, Sorcerers and Mesopotamian Nights" and "Rub the Lantern", songs that not only sound strong, but lie within a real magical spectrum of sound. Another unique attribute of the release is the work of Absu drummer Sir Proscriptor McGovern pounding away on the drum kit. McGovern's fluid flow of rhythmic bashings adds fuel to the drive of the band. A good choice to snag him for work here. Do you fancy a ride into something mystical and mysterious? Then _Djinn_ awaits you, my dear friends.
(article published 8/12/2001)
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