Sphynx (album)

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Sphynx
Studio album by Melechesh
Released March 24, 2003
Recorded November 30, 2002 - December 21, 2002 at Los Angered Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre Black metal
Oriental metal
Length 63:02
Label Osmose Productions
Producer Andy LaRocque
Melechesh chronology
Djinn
(2001)
Sphynx
(2003)
The Ziggurat Scrolls
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Sphynx is Melechesh's third full length album. The album presents the band's Mesopotamian/Sumerian metal in a more aggressive and intricate manner. The CD version includes an enhanced multimedia section featuring a trip to the world of Melechesh (lyrical overviews, wallpaper, photos, glossary of terms, and a videoclip for the track "Genies, Sorcerers and Mesopotamian Nights"). There is a guest appearance from Andy LaRocque on the track "Purifier of the Stars".

The Limited LP version contains a cover of Celtic Frost's "Babylon Fell".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Of Mercury and Mercury" – 6:34 (Ashmedi)
  2. "Secrets of Sumerian Sphynxology" – 5:33 (Ashmedi)
  3. "Annunaki’s Golden Thrones" – 6:42 (Ashmedi)
  4. "Apkallu Counsel" – 5:12 (Al'Hazred, Ashmedi, Moloch, Proscriptor((Lyrics))
  5. "Tablets of Fate" – 5:30 (Ashmedi)
  6. "Triangular Tattvic Fire" – 4:29 (Ashmedi, Proscriptor (Lyrics))
  7. "The Arrival Ritual" – 5:48 (Ashmedi, Moloch )
  8. "Incendium Between Mirage and Time" – 5:48 (Al'Hazred, Ashmedi, Proscriptor)
  9. "Purifier of the Stars" – 4:42 (Ashmedi)
  10. "Caravans to Ur" – 12:38 (Ashmedi)

Production[edit]

  • Produced, Engineered & Mixed By Andy LaRocque
  • Mastered By Atti Bauw

Personnel[edit]

  • Ashmedi: Lead Vocal, Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
  • Moloch: Lead & Rhythm Guitars
  • Al'Hazred: Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Proscriptor: Drums, Percussion