Pharaoh - Bury The Light


8 | 62 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2012
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

Owners:

40 have it
5 want it


01. Leave Me Here To Dream
02. The Wolves
03. Castles In The Sky
04. The Year Of The Blizzard
05. The Spider's Thread
06. Cry
07. Graveyard Of Empires
08. Burn With Me
09. In Your Hands
10. The Spider's Thread (Reprise)
11. Ten Years [Special edition bonus]
12. When We Fly
13. White Light [New Model Army cover]
14. Reflection And The Inevitable Future
15. Nothing I Can Say
16. Tormentor [Slayer cover]

Line-up
Tim Aymar - vocals
Matt Johnsen - guitars
Chris Black - drums
Chris Kerns - bass

Guest musicians
Mikael "Mike Wead" Vikström - guitars
Jim Dofka - guitars

Additional info
Engineered and mixed by Matt Crooks at MCR Studios
Vocals produced by Matt Johnsen and Tim Aymar at Monster Sound
Mastered at 9250AV

The vinyl edition is available as purple vinyl (150 copies) and black vinyl (350 copies)

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
7.1
The riffs are good, the structure is smoothly digestible, and the vocals aren't horrendous. Bury The Light is a really well put together album. There's just something incredibly unmoving about it...

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published 12.03.2012 | Comments (13)

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31.01.2012 - 06:21
Rating: 9
strade
"Castles in the Sky" is one of the best power metal songs I've heard in years! I can't wait for this to be released...
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09.02.2012 - 09:05
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Call me a fanboy but this is Power metal at it's finest!

Stream it while you can: http://community2.metalreview.com/blogs/editorials/archive/2012/02/07/exclusive-stream-pharaoh-s-bury-the-light.aspx
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09.02.2012 - 14:56
Charly546
I wasn't too impressed by the sample songs released before, but the full album sounds great.
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10.02.2012 - 02:24
Rating: 9
strade
Written by R'Vannith on 09.02.2012 at 09:05

Call me a fanboy but this is Power metal at it's finest!

Stream it while you can: http://community2.metalreview.com/blogs/editorials/archive/2012/02/07/exclusive-stream-pharaoh-s-bury-the-light.aspx


This album is utterly badass in every way. I thought for sure "Castles in the Sky" would be my uncontested fave, but then a song like "Cry" comes along. Holy shit, I can't get enough of this song; both emotive and insanely catchy at the same time.

The best straight out power metal album I've heard in years.
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10.02.2012 - 04:15
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by strade on 10.02.2012 at 02:24

This album is utterly badass in every way. I thought for sure "Castles in the Sky" would be my uncontested fave, but then a song like "Cry" comes along. Holy shit, I can't get enough of this song; both emotive and insanely catchy at the same time.

The best straight out power metal album I've heard in years.


I think we might have a serious contender for Power metal album of the year here, tight stuff! Loving "The Wolves" and "The Year Of The Blizzard".
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12.02.2012 - 20:14
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
I was drawn towards this by the cover. At first I didn't really like it, the first 2 songs that were released didn't convince me. Now I came back and heard the entire album, it's awesome...
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18.02.2012 - 21:33
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by R'Vannith on 10.02.2012 at 04:15

Written by strade on 10.02.2012 at 02:24

This album is utterly badass in every way. I thought for sure "Castles in the Sky" would be my uncontested fave, but then a song like "Cry" comes along. Holy shit, I can't get enough of this song; both emotive and insanely catchy at the same time.

The best straight out power metal album I've heard in years.


I think we might have a serious contender for Power metal album of the year here, tight stuff! Loving "The Wolves" and "The Year Of The Blizzard".

I consider these posts a recommendation... if I waste my time, I'll have your heads
Nah, just kidding, either way it will be good review material.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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19.02.2012 - 10:36
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Milena on 18.02.2012 at 21:33

I consider these posts a recommendation... if I waste my time, I'll have your heads
Nah, just kidding, either way it will be good review material.


I can quite confidently say my head has been well invested. This album is pretty much close to perfection for me, but I do have an insatiable appetite for Power metal of this kind (the edgier, US style). Very melodic and very catchy, the kind of riffs and choruses that stick in your head long after you've finished listening.

I eagerly await a review! These guys are criminally overlooked and need far more exposure.
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19.02.2012 - 10:39
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by R'Vannith on 19.02.2012 at 10:36

I can quite confidently say my head has been well invested. This album is pretty much close to perfection for me, but I do have an insatiable appetite for Power metal of this kind (the edgier, US style). Very melodic and very catchy, the kind of riffs and choruses that stick in your head long after you've finished listening.

Just woke up and I must tell you that my doubts have been blown away. Yes, it is edgy, and it's METAL, and it's awesome. That singer! Those riffs! Man. I couldn't sleep for quite some time after listening to it.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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19.02.2012 - 10:52
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Milena on 19.02.2012 at 10:39

Just woke up and I must tell you that my doubts have been blown away. Yes, it is edgy, and it's METAL, and it's awesome. That singer! Those riffs! Man. I couldn't sleep for quite some time after listening to it.


Phew, my head is safe! I've enjoyed their previous releases but this one is even more addictive for me.
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20.02.2012 - 07:09
Rating: 9
strade
Written by R'Vannith on 19.02.2012 at 10:52

Written by Milena on 19.02.2012 at 10:39

Just woke up and I must tell you that my doubts have been blown away. Yes, it is edgy, and it's METAL, and it's awesome. That singer! Those riffs! Man. I couldn't sleep for quite some time after listening to it.


Phew, my head is safe! I've enjoyed their previous releases but this one is even more addictive for me.


Ha, yes, I'm glad for my head's safety also! Man, it kills. Maybe a microscopic hair short of Be Gone for me, but still absolutely incredible.
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24.02.2012 - 00:04
Rating: 9
strade
I think it's fair to say this will end up in my top 10.... possibly 3.

Edit: Wow, my multiplicitous domination of the list category looks pretty tacky.
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28.02.2012 - 17:39
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by R'Vannith on 09.02.2012 at 09:05

Call me a fanboy but this is Power metal at it's finest!

Fanboy.
Nah seriously this album is great.
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29.02.2012 - 14:54
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Zaph on 28.02.2012 at 17:39

Written by R'Vannith on 09.02.2012 at 09:05

Call me a fanboy but this is Power metal at it's finest!

Fanboy.
Nah seriously this album is great.


You should check out their previous albums also if you haven't already, these guys are pretty consistent in quality.
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29.02.2012 - 15:00
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by R'Vannith on 29.02.2012 at 14:54

Written by Zaph on 28.02.2012 at 17:39

Written by R'Vannith on 09.02.2012 at 09:05

Call me a fanboy but this is Power metal at it's finest!

Fanboy.
Nah seriously this album is great.


You should check out their previous albums also if you haven't already, these guys are pretty consistent in quality.

Cool, I probably will, this album beats 99.99% of 2011's power metal albums for sure.
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07.03.2012 - 01:02
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
I'll have to rethink my ratings for this year and organize them properly, but this will definitely remain a nine.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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14.03.2012 - 18:21
Fredd
Account deleted
8 and that's being kind.
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19.01.2013 - 04:12
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Love this album, love this band
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20.01.2013 - 23:31
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Milena on 07.03.2012 at 01:02

I'll have to rethink my ratings for this year and organize them properly, but this will definitely remain a nine.

I couldn't help but laugh at this comment
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21.01.2013 - 20:48
Rating: 8
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Zaph on 20.01.2013 at 23:31

Written by Milena on 07.03.2012 at 01:02

I'll have to rethink my ratings for this year and organize them properly, but this will definitely remain a nine.

I couldn't help but laugh at this comment

Yeah, in the end it came down a notch
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