Polish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus have released a video for the song ‘Tripudium’ (Dancing). The song comes of their album “Dom Zły” (The Evil House), which is released on Dec. 15th. of last year. The video was shot at Elements of Rock (Switzerland) earlier last month. The video with English lyrics can be seen below.
The new album of Malchus is full of powerful sounds with no less powerful lyrics. ‘I tried to reflect that heavy sound and band’s message graphically. Due to Radosław‘s suggestion the foreground figure on the cover is a XVI-th century physician dressed up in a protective gown worn during the times of plague, also known as ‘black death’. The theme of long-forgotten epidemics had been repeatedly used by metal musicians through lyrics or graphics. As for Malchus, we have decided to use this theme as a metaphore for modern times, modern world. This time the plague that’s eating our earthly tabernacle is not the ‘black death’ itself but an almost omnipresent evil. The seven deadly sins have been written on “The Evil House‘s” floor in latin – superbia, avaritia, luxuries, invidia, gula, ira and acedia, as they are the basis for all that’s evil. The physician trying to fight off the plague spread by rats is an allegory of a man who opposes the pressure of modern world propaganda, mass-media – ‘how to live, what’s good and what’s evil, what’s true and what’s a lie.
Below some quotes from reviews of “Dom Zły”.
‘A jaki morał z tej historii? Swój swojego wyniucha w 5 minut. A muzyk nawet jak jest urzędnikiem, to porządny gość jest. Proszę mi we wszystkich urzędach takich ludzi pozatrudniać! Malchus na prezydenta!’ (5/6) (Entire Polish Review)
Maciek Masty / Radio Panteon/blog Melodia Metal
‘If melodic progressive death metal sounds remotely like something you might like, Dom Zly is an album you will want to check out. The beautiful, the fast, the heavy, the driving, the melodic, it’s all here in Dom Zly and wrapped in a package of strong musicianship and songwriting. Simply, one of the best releases of 2014.’ (9/10) (Entire English Review)
John Jackson / The Metal Resource
1. Wrog nr. 1 (Enemy no. 1)
2. Dom Zly (Evil House)
4. Otwarte Oczy (Open Eyes)
5. Z prochu (Ashes)
6. Matka (Journey)
7. Tripudium (Dancing)
8. Ale nas zbaw (Deliver Us)
9. Credo (I believe)
10. Zima (Winter)
Video below ‘Tripudium’
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