The Siege of Lachish

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The Siege of Lachish
The Siege of Lachish Cover.jpg
EP by Melechesh
Released 1996
Genre Black metal
Length 11:11
Label Devilish Music Propaganda
Melechesh chronology
As Jerusalem Burns...
(1995)
The Siege of Lachish
(1996)
As Jerusalem Burns...Al´Intisar
(1996)

The Siege of Lachish is an EP from Melechesh. The album was limited to a hand-numbered of 666 copies, black vinyl needing a large-hole 45 adapter. The title track existed under a different form before the demo tracks, it finally took the form of what we thought by Mesopotamian Black metal: incorporating oriental based riffs on oriental rhythms played by the drums in a black metal overall. The same track was inspired by a text (that can be found in the "Order of Mesopotamia") written by the Assyrian King Sennacherib as he witnessed his army invade the city of Lachish (about an hour and a half from Jerusalem). The site is nothing but ruins now, but with the text; it inspired this warlike song, principal track of the EP. The track "Malek Al Nar" (meaning king of fire in Arabic) is a fast and traditional black metal track.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Siege of Lachish" 6:14
2. "Malek Al Nar" 4:57
Total length: 11:11