Devil’s Review: Pharaoh – Bury the Light

Pharaoh came to my attention a few years ago with the release of their previous album Be Gone, a superior effort in the metal world.  I was definitely drawn to and intrigued by their unique brand of American power metal and shortly thereafter added their two prior releases to my collection.  They are not a typical power metal band, and have a distinct sound, through both their songwriting and their album production.  Here Pharaoh proves to be the gold-standard in power metal, the Philly band taking their place beside some of the other all-time great American power metal bands like Iced Earth, Manowar, Nevermore (RIP), Jag Panzer (RIP), Circle II Circle, and Manilla Road.

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Devil's Review: Pharaoh – Bury the Light

Pharaoh came to my attention a few years ago with the release of their previous album Be Gone, a superior effort in the metal world.  I was definitely drawn to and intrigued by their unique brand of American power metal and shortly thereafter added their two prior releases to my collection.  They are not a typical power metal band, and have a distinct sound, through both their songwriting and their album production.  Here Pharaoh proves to be the gold-standard in power metal, the Philly band taking their place beside some of the other all-time great American power metal bands like Iced Earth, Manowar, Nevermore (RIP), Jag Panzer (RIP), Circle II Circle, and Manilla Road.

Continue reading