Pharaoh - Be Gone (CD)
Release Date: 03/31/09
An already-classic metal release for one of America's most convincing and professional uprising metal bands!
Grandiose and inviting, 'Be Gone' out-classes its predecessors, and few heavy metal groups have ever sounded as erudite as PHARAOH does, ripened from a decade of intense work together. PHARAOH's third album features songwriting that is at once complex and compact; Matt Johnsen's now-trademark layering of guitars creates a rich and fertile backdrop for master-vocalist Tim Aymar's powerful and arresting expressions. Always mindful of not only the genre's traditions but also its own, the band this time invited Riot guitarists Mark Reale and Mike Flyntz to contribute hard-cutting solos to 'Dark New Life', and regular guest guitarist Jim Dofka performs a dazzling spot on 'No Remains'. Be Gone' is the band's invitation to all free-thinking heavy metal loyalists to join them at the edges of the genre's collective imagination. Indeed, 'Be Gone' may deliver PHARAOH unto the heavy metal mainstream, becoming a future classic of American heavy metal.
|Label: CRUZ DEL SUR|
|Run Time: 47:08 mins|