I first heard Melechesh on one of the Music Channels for digital cable. I was immediately taken by their black/thrash/death metal sound with Middle Eastern melodies and influences. It was a few weeks before I was able to track down an album unfortunately, but I was very persistent. That persistence paid off big time, because this is truly a unique and amazing band. The only gripe I have with them is that they take too damn long in between albums. Otherwise, they are pretty much perfect.
FAVORITE ALBUM: EMISSARIES