Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pharaoh-Ten years

Cruz Del Sur

Pharaoh fans waiting for the full length follow-up to 2008's "Be gone" will have to wait a little longer although they are working on the next full length and it is set to be released later this year. For now we get a six song EP including two unreleased tracks from the "Be Gone" session, two tracks that were previously released as bonus tracks and two cover songs. Still fans will appreciate what is offered up this time around. Title track "Ten Years" is a pounding track with some real force behind it. A bit more bite to it than their usual material.Next up is "When we fly" which is smooth, instantly likable and more typical of Pharaoh.
The cover of New Model Army's "White light" is decent, but mellow. "Reflection and the inevitable" has a great main riff and surges forward. Although it is a bit more repetitive than it needed to be. "Nothing I can say" is clunky at first and it did work out, but definitely took time to warm up. Covering Slayer's "Tormentor" was an interesting and inspired choice plus a good way to wrap up the album. This album is perhaps more for die-hard fans, but it will serve the purpose of filling the gap until the new full length album arrives.

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