Erragal ‎– Shamash

Salute Records (2) ‎– SALR-117
CDr, Album, Limited Edition


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May 8, 2017

From the east of the Fertile Crescent comes a great album that does well to contribute to the legacy of one of the exceptional regions on this planet. Similar to Ildjarn's use of soundscapes to capture the wilderness of Northern Europe, Erragal here presents a spiritual portal to Mesopotamia.

Musically, it is genius - epic and desolate, a lament to the fall of great empires. Despite some similarities to Ildjarn and Suuri Shamaani, Erragal is very unique and distinctly Middle Eastern.

It's not an easy listen if you're a princess who craves formulaic music with polished sound - this is absolutely not for wimps. If you're into triggered blasting, slam breakdowns, other retarded gimmicks, or party metal in general (e.g. "Brutal Death Metal" and other bearded hipster music), stay away from Erragal.

Erragal is recommended for people who have an interest in creative (a.k.a. true) metal, spiritual travels, transcendence, ancient culture, blood/soil, Sumeria, Akkad, Assyria, Babylon, history, Ildjarn, Suuri Shamaani, the sun, solar symbols, Spear of Longinus, paganism, etc

5 stars, Tahya Souria


July 1, 2014

This is currently my favorite album (and has been for a long time), and I'm proud to own a copy on CDR. I got my copy from Depressive Illusions, and there should be some still there.