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Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:04 pm
by Spinal
Now, this might've been covered earlier but since I'm new here I'll blame it on ignorance:

ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox" is a very special album in my opinion. Except for Arch-era FATES WARNING (which might well have been an influence on the Italians) I've still to come across anything remotely similar to it in terms of atmosphere and songwriting. At least not within the 80s heavy metal field. So, if anyone can point out albums in a similar vein, that would be very helpful.

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:15 pm
by vasilis2112
Check out “en busca del valle de gehenna” by Mexican band Gehenna!

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 pm
by Priamos
I had the same question myself. The closest thing I found was Gehenna from Mexico (and great band too!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pZX8RcGfsY


PS.Ha,ha...Vasilis got it a minute earlier!! :lol:

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:23 pm
by Spinal
Wow, that's interesting because I was thinking of mentioning the GEHENNA-album along with FATES WARNING. Very unique album that deserves more credit. Apparently "En Busca..." was re-relased some time ago, so maybe things will pick up a little...

Thanks for the replies!

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:49 pm
by vasilis2112
Priamos wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:16 pm
I had the same question myself. The closest thing I found was Gehenna from Mexico (and great band too!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pZX8RcGfsY


PS.Ha,ha...Vasilis got it a minute earlier!! :lol:
Great minds think alike! :lol:

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:47 am
by DMR
There's a new band from Chicago called Ancient Seance that remind me of "Irae Melanox" a little bit.

https://ancientseance.bandcamp.com/

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:16 am
by Spinal
DMR wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:47 am
There's a new band from Chicago called Ancient Seance that remind me of "Irae Melanox" a little bit.

https://ancientseance.bandcamp.com/
Thanks mate, will definitely check them out.

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:43 am
by Priamos
Arrakis give me a similar feeling:


Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:24 am
by Priamos
I forgot another obvious pick: Dark Quarterer (the first two albums).

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:14 pm
by Spinal
Priamos wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:24 am
I forgot another obvious pick: Dark Quarterer (the first two albums).
Good suggestions, those are excellent albums and also in the progressive rock-influenced vein. Guess I need to revise my first comment!

Will check out Arrakis as well, thanks.

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:03 pm
by vasilis2112
I think you can find similarities/influences in many Italian bands.

Dark Quarterer, Wyxmer (check mystical wyvern from feudal throne LP). I even hear adramelch in gunfire!

Also, I’ve always thought that bands like Longings Past resemble Alramelch much.

The fact is that no band ever played like adramelch (apart from Fates Warning).
But all ethereal-progressive-epic-heavy metal remind me of Adramelch more or less.

For example, I was lately listening to MASACRE sin Piedad. Their song El Hechicero reminded me of Dark Quarterer, which remind me of Adramelch!

:wink:

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm
by doomedplanet
I'm surprised to hear GEHENNA compared to the godly ADRAMELCH, since the GEHENNA lp plain sucks. Owned it and got rid of it damned quick.

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:25 pm
by Spinal
doomedplanet wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:03 pm
I'm surprised to hear GEHENNA compared to the godly ADRAMELCH, since the GEHENNA lp plain sucks. Owned it and got rid of it damned quick.
I've heard many people write it off based on different things. The pop-iness - especially in the first song, the weird production, weak vocals etc. To each their own of course and I'm sure your opinion is grounded, but I do think there is more to GEHENNA than meets the eye/ear on the first couple of listens. Also, if your not completely appalled by now, please check out their two tracks on the "Escuadrón Metálico" compilation! Shows a different, rawer side of the band ("El Pigmeo del Cementerio" is a pretty cool song title, if nothing else).

As vasilis mentioned above, there really is no other (or at least very few) bands in 80s ug heavy metal that play/compose like ADRAMELCH. It's probably more suitable to compare their contrapuntal and multi-sectional songwriting style to 70s progressive rock.

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:25 am
by Razanez
DMR wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:47 am
There's a new band from Chicago called Ancient Seance that remind me of "Irae Melanox" a little bit.

https://ancientseance.bandcamp.com/
Really nice! It surely has Adramelch vibes...!

Re: Bands/albums similar to ADRAMELCH's "Irae Melanox"?

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:32 pm
by Spinal
Very much enjoyed the Ancient Seance-tracks as well. Good pick!