Release date: 2003
Style: Avantgarde metal


8.3 | 48 votes


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This is what I call bizarre music, Ephel Duath (yes, taken from "The Lord Of The Rings") is one of those bands with tons of genres affecting their music, but this hybrid is not a common one at all, Ephel Duath combines Black Metal with some Progressive elements and of course astonishing Jazz bits.

The album opener couldn't get any better, the music starts smoothly with some Progressive riffs, then the explosion comes, there's a trumpet screaming (or is it a Sax?) in the background, the bass-lines going crazy as hell, the drummer playing some irregular beats using nothing but the ride and some toms, etc. damn this intro is marvelous. This album is really intense in every way possible, every tune is wrapped with an insane amount of progressions and breakdowns, the wind/brass instruments sound really beautiful, we can hear a Trumpet, a Sax, some Clarinet, and I think there's a Trombone somewhere.

published 23.08.2005 | Comments (1)

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carltonh - 20.06.2014 at 06:28  
Rating: 9 I haven't heard any other Ephel Duath yet, but this is about as close as I've heard to King Crimson's Lizard album, and that is great. That album was from 1971 IIRC, and no group has really taken influence from its greatness.

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