Fantastic oriental-style Israeli black/death metal

Amazon helped me find Melechesh, a wonderful band from Israel. The songs are poppy, light-hearted (for black metal) black metal, with a lot of oriental influence.

Here’s an example from an older album:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfegItscO3g&fs=1&hl=en_US]

But check out this shit from their very latest album, The Epigenesis:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDP81Pfla-M&fs=1&hl=en_US]

Rocks my balls off right now. Listen from 0:48 for some tight Egyptian-style stuff.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v36L4X0xs8E&fs=1&hl=en_US]

And that rocks them back on.

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