ARALLU - Death Covenant LP (Black Vinyl)
140 gram vinyl with insert in a plastic protective sleeve, limited tp 400 copies.
Unholy Black Metal from the Holy Land, drenched in Middle-Eastern tones and mystique!
An invocation of thousands of years of Darkness!
Hailing from the urban Israeli settlement called Ma’ale Adummim in Israel, Arallu is a five-piece Black/Death Metal act that has been
around the metal underground for twenty-five years.
The band got the name Arallu from the Mesopotamian mythology, as it is the name of the underworld kingdom ruled by the goddess Ereshkigal
and the god Nergal, where the dead are judged.
Arallu’s music revolves around the traditional ancient Middle Eastern melodies of fellow countrymen Melechesh, the high speed savagery of
bands like Angelcorpse and Absu, and the atmospheric feel of legendary acts like before mentioned Melechesh and Absu.
“Death Covenant” is the band’s seventh full-length studio offering and the album offers the listeners a very stunning infusion of occult
Black Metal music with the ancient Sumerian and Middle Eastern sound.
The riffs found in here will satisfy the listeners with its frenzy of melodic tremolo picked riffs that is intertwined with some eerie
The elements in the guitar department, thrown in with a few folk instruments such as a saz and a darbuka, reveals how the band had
successfully stripped metal down to its core and added a personal touch of their own special flair.
The record is filled with high-pitched piercing shrieks and screams which create a dark and raw soundscape.
“Death Covenant” also parades the band’s strongest production to date in their twenty-five years of existence.
Arallu had created a menacing and atmospheric beast in this style of metal with their release of “Death Covenant”.
These Israelis had put out a savage album that is hardly comparable to its predecessors.
• A very strong Black Metal release full of Middle-Eastern atmosphere and sounds from the Holy land
• Arallu will already tour in the Summer of 2022, which should lead to a high interest in this new album
• Artwork created by Nir Doliner (Betzefer, Runemagick, Lehavoth)
For fans of: Absu, Melechesh, Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Nile