|Review: Pharaoh - Ten Years|
Label: Cruz Del Sur Music
Year released: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: June 17, 2011
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.47/5 (69.33%) (15 Votes)
This is an EP made up of rarities and other odds and ends a band tends to accumulate over time: 2 songs cut from the Be Gone sessions, 2 of limited availability, and 2 covers. The quality of these kinds of discs can be iffy, but Pharaoh are a quality band, and they don't disappoint with this.
One of my major beefs with this kind of compilation is that recording quality can vary widely - even a band that has consistently good production can produce a fistful of songs that sound all over the map, but this isn't a problem here, and all the songs sound equally good. If you are a Pharaoh fan, then this is a solid EP, as all the songs are good – even the cover of Slayer's "Tormentor" sounds killer, and if you didn't know it, you might not peg it as a cover, the band adapts it so well.
So this is a let down only in the sense of not being a new album. Six solid songs make for an EP more than worth having.
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