Nov 282019
 

This year, the Polish metal band Malchus is celebrating their 15th anniversary. On November 11 they released their seventh album titled “Dziedzictwo” (Heritage).

This date is not accidental. As the band announces, the album will feature songs whose lyrical layer refers to the heritage of past generations of Poles. Its title can be associated with the history of our ancestors. The lyrics of tracks such as ‘Heritage of War’ or ‘Blood Heritage’ have a strong connection to the aforementioned “Heritage” of independence.

The band just released a video for ‘Dziedzictwo Krwi’ which can be seen below.

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Malchus – “Dziedzictwo”

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Nov 262019
 

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.

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Nov 132019
 

This year, the Polish metal band Malchus is celebrating their 15th anniversary. On November 11 they released their seventh album titled “Dziedzictwo” (Heritage).

This date is not accidental. As the band announces, the album will feature songs whose lyrical layer refers to the heritage of past generations of Poles. Malchus states:

Today Poland is celebrating the 101st National Independence Day and our wish was to present a music video ‘Heritage of War’ promoting our newest album “Heritage” on this particular date. It’s our artistic way of showing remembrance and respect for those who had the courage to defend their fatherland fighting for its independence. Józef Piłsudski who is considered to be one of the “fathers of independence” said that “independence is never a given for Polish people”. After the year 1918 these words became a prophecy that was soon to be fulfilled. The video archives utilized in the music clip are a proof of how often Poles had to face the enemy in an uneven battle.

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Malchus – “Ur”

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Dec 112017
 

Malchus, the masters of melodic death metal from Poland, are back and bringing even more power and emotion in Ur, their follow up album to the critically acclaimed Dom Zly.

For those who have been missing out on Malchus, the band’s home is Przeworsk, Poland and the band was started by Radoslaw Solek (guitars, vocals) over 11 years ago.  Over the years, the band’s sound has evolved from the punk rock of their 2006 demo Memento Mori to the folk-influenced Caput Mundi to the progressive, melodic death metal  where the band has come into their own over the course of the last two albums, Dom Zly (2014) and now Ur.

In full disclosure, Malchus previous album Dom Zly was on my top 10 for 2014 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 three 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.  Production quality has evolved considerably as well since Caput Mundi and the sound now is fuller, deeper, more complex, and powerful.  Radoslaw Solek’s vocals have grown deeper and fuller and convey much more emotion now than in the earlier recordings.  This is especially evident in the song “Dom Zly” on the previous album and that carries through all of the songs on Ur as well.  For the uninitiated, Malchus songs often have a complex interplay between the quiet and the loud and the band seamlessly weaves in sections that may be just a lone piano before bringing the full band back and this is done so in a way that makes sense to the listener, despite the obvious contrast in sounds.  In fact, the majority of songs on Ur feature some variant of this song structure, but you tend not to notice unless you make note of it and revisit that later, which is a testament to how well the songs are crafted. Continue reading »

Oct 022017
 

Polish based progressive melodic metal band Malchus released its new album “UR” today. A brand new track ‘Źródło Pustyni’ (Source of the Desert) can be streamed below.

“The author of the design is Jakub Jas, who has been collaborating with us for many years. He worked with us on the graphic design of the English edition of “Caput Mundi.” This time the “foundation” of the cover is a painting by Lucjan Wędrychowski entitled “Temptation of St. Anthony” (the original is located in the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in Sukiennice, Cracow). We are convinced that the work of this outstanding Polish painter perfectly reflects musical content of the album. Desert landscape and climate refer to the theme – leaving Ur towards the spiritual desert in order to deeply get to know ourselves. Continue reading »