Apr 082016
 

Malchus Evil HousePolish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus have released a promo video for their upcoming album, “The Evil House”, an English version of “Dom zły”. (They are looking for a label). The Polish version of “Dom Zły” has been released on Dec. 15th. 2014. The song ‘Creed’ can be streamed 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. Continue reading »

Apr 092015
 

Malchus 2014Polish 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. Continue reading »

Malchus – “Dom Zly” (The Evil House)

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Dec 202014
 

Malchus Evil HouseSometimes bands change styles rather dramatically and Malchus falls into that category at least from my perspective.  When I last reviewed Malchus, it was late in 2012 and they had a split with another Polish band, Pospolite Ruszenie , the split Caput Mundi/Swiebodnosc.  On that split both bands shared one guest vocalist and played essentially folk metal.  Even though the entire project was in Polish, the music and songs were great.  Malchus definitely were more toward the melodic progressive death metal side of the spectrum of the two bands and on Dom Zly, they have taken the folk metal sounds out and kept the rest.

For those unfamiliar with Malchus and missed my previous review (which I highly recommend checking out, incidentally), the band is now in their tenth year.  Hailing from Przeworsk, Poland, the band was started by Radoslaw Solek (guitars, vocals).  Over the years, the band’s sound has evolved considerably, especially considering their 2006 Memento Mori demo that was punk rock.  Since that time melodic death metal has become the style of music the band has moved on to.  Then after recording an ep, the band solidified their lineup in 2009 by adding drummer Marcin Brozbar and recording the album Didymos.  Didymos went on to be picked up by Soudmass, which gained them distribution throughout Europe, Japan, and the US.  This exposure gained the band new followers and spots on tours with some more established bands including Polish goth metal legends, Closterkeller.  Since that time, the band has toured, Caput Mundi was re-released as a split by Nocturnal Mass and some long time band members have left and been replaced. Continue reading »

Oct 022014
 

Malchus 2014Polish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus have announced a new album which carries the title “Dom Zły” (The Evil House). The album will be consisting of 10 tracks with 40 minutes of total playtime.

‘Cover artwork of our new album “The Evil House”. Just like in “Metanoia’s” case we asked Paweł Walkowiak (17DEG.com, Sabaoth.pl), for help in creating this beautiful cover after he has listened to the album. We are currently in search of a publisher and hoping for a quick establishment of a cooperation in order to determine the final release date. ‘ Says frontman Radosław Sołek.

Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below, just as a video for the title song ‘The Evil House’

The newest 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’. Continue reading »