Malchus, are back with Dziedzictwo, an album filled even more instruments and complex arrangements than on past albums, while not losing touch with the melodic death metal they play so well.
Believe it or not, but Malchus trace their roots back to a 2006 punk rock demo, a long way from the folk-influenced melodic death metal where the band has come into their own. The band, whose home is Dębica, Poland, was started by guitarist/vocalist Radoslaw Solek and since the punk rock days, one can follow the evolution of the band’s melodic death metal sound from Didymos (2010) to the more folk-influenced Caput Mundi (2011), to the more polished Dom Zly (2014), which was further refined in Ur (2017) and now Dziedzictwo.
Similar to what I said in 2017….in full disclosure, Malchus previous album Ur was on my top 10 for 2017 and the title track for that album is one of my favorite songs, so needless to say, I’ve been looking forward to this album for quite some time. Now that I’ve heard five albums by the band I can look back and see the maturing of the sound as the band has found their niche and grown in their songwriting and arrangements.