IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present MALAKHIM's highly anticipated new mini-album, II, on CD and 12" vinyl formats.
One of the most electric newcomers IRON BONEHEAD has come across in recent years, MALAKHIM originally self-released their debut recording, Demo I, on cassette during the autumn of 2017, and it sold out within a day. Not surprising, that, if you listen to the three songs comprising their opening salvo: patiently unfolding vortexes of orthodox black metal with more than a bit of death metalled muscle, all in obeisance to the powers of The Beyond, and coalescing into a fever-dreaming fury of hellish hysteria. IRON BONEHEAD released Demo I on CD at the beginning of 2018 and then on 12" vinyl five months later, such was the demand.
Now, MALAKHIM continue that upward/abyss-ward trajectory with their second recording, a four-song/21-minute mini-album fittingly titled II. Taking all the same rudiments of their debut recording and fleshing them out in bolder, more Beyond-pushing shapes, II takes the listener deep into a slipstreaming black (w)hole of malignant majesty. Simultaneously timeless and modern, MALAKHIM here breathe a confidence that's blanching to behold, exhibiting a dexterity of songcraft and poise of execution that takes most other bands years to achieve, if ever. That should be no surprise, given the wealth of experience within the ranks of the band; names could be dropped, but all five members believe - quite rightly - that MALAKHIM should stand on its own merits. And with II, that claim is more justified than ever.
Yet another foretaste of the ominous doom and dread ahead, with II do MALAKHIM tease what their imminent debut album for IRON BONEHEAD will manifest...beware, and bow down now!
One of the best death/black metal release in recent years. Pure chaotic, relentless and savage music.
At the same time you feel their pure joy of playing their instruments. Those guitar riffs shriek of endless creativity and rampant passion. Samurro
Finally got this bad boy on vinyl and hot damn, it sounds even better. this is truly a hellish black metal album. locked. in your bed woth sleep paralysis, the demon Melinoe comes and feasts on your dreams. Its this true creativity that made me fall in love with metal. This is an absolutely masterful fusion of dark ambient and black metal, that frankly hasnt been done as well as this. cold cold vocals woth absolutely ferocious guitars, bass and drums with vicious synthesizers makes this an opus. classymusicsnob
I happened upon Infernal Decadence on YouTube, via autoplay after Dödsrit (and you should check them out if not familiar with them). Thanks, YouTube! Fell in love with Spectral Wound after that. It’s everything I love about black metal: atmosphere, riffs, vocals. Along with Ad Noctem Funeriis, this band manages a fresh take on the 2nd wave without trying to reinvent the wheel, or just relying on mimicry and worship. Frosty Bear