Slaying in the Name of Ishtar

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    On their debut album, Gilgamesh picks up the heritage of the great Mesopotamian civilisation, vanished since millennia. Named after the Sumerian godlike King from the eponymous heroic epic, they open a new chapter of Oriental extreme music: In a world where society is submitted to the vengeful Gods, The Awakening addresses epic, myths and occultism from a bygone era. The 8 songs lead the listener into legendary battles, obscure ceremonies and mystical cults of gods. Driven by blastbeat-oriented drums, they build a bridge between pounding Death Metal and melodic Black Metal. Gloomy riffs encounter an epic roar. Filled with oriental elements, Gilgamesh’s music introduces the listener to a multi-faceted blackened Death Metal. The album’s sound comes from the Woodshedstudios of V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) and blends together the limits of both genres. Fans of Keep of Kalessin, Behemoth and Hate will get their money’s worth with this newcomer.


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    Auf ihrem Debutalbum greifen Gilgamesh das Erbe der seit langem untergegangenen mesopotamischen Hochzivilisation auf. Benannt nach dem gottgleichen sumerischen König aus dem gleichnamigen Heldenepos, schlagen sie ein weiteres Kapitel des orientalischen Extreme Metal auf: In einer Welt, in der sich die Gesellschaft den rächenden Göttern unterwirft, thematisiert The Awakening Epik, Mythik und Okkultismus eines längst vergangenen Zeitalters. Dabei führen die 8 Songs den Zuhörer durch sagenumwobene Schlachten, obskure Zeremonien und mystische Götterkulte.
    Getrieben von blastbeatorientierten Drums schlagen sie die Brücke zwischen stampfendem Death Metal und melodischem Black Metal. - Düsteres Riffing trifft auf epische Soundwand. Verpackt im orientalischen Gewand präsentieren Gilgamesh dem Zuhörer auf diese Weise vielseitigen blackened Deathmetal. Der Albumsound entstammt den Woodshedstudios von V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress) und lässt die Grenzen der beiden Genres fließend verschmelzen. Liebhaber von Keep of Kalessin, Behemoth und Hate werden bei diesem Newcomer voll auf ihre Kosten kommen.

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lyrics

oh Ishtar, godess of flames and war

accept my blood sacrifice

oh evening star

approve this gathering

accept this flesh of a mortal immolation


oh Ishtar, daughter of sin

see the bloom of youth to your feet

lionqueen, two virgins chained on the altar

be the gift for your grace


as daylight dies

the chamber will be blessed by an eight pointed star

for slaughter

blood splatteres the rotten ground

as my silver blade cuts her throat


reunite this manifest with the golden skies

join the uruk twilight

as a veil of dusk embraces the temple in its whole

I will spread your will divine


our fate is sealed by blood

bow down the Ishtar Cult

the oldest liturgy

slaying in the name of Ishtar


reunite this manifest with the golden skies

join the uruk twilight

as a veil of dusk embraces the temple in its whole

I will spread your will divine


our fate is sealed by blood

bow down the Ishtar Cult

the oldest liturgy

slaying in the name of Ishtar

credits

from The Awakening, released September 6, 2014

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