Chris Black, Bass player Chris Kerns and guitarist Matt Johnsen
formed Pharaoh in 1997, later on the line up was completed with
none other than Tim Aymar the man who did the vocals on the
Control Denied album “The Fragile Art of Existence”.
2003 Pharaoh released their debut album “After the Fire” on
the Cruz Del Sur label, an album packed with great US Power Metal.
And now they are back with a great new album called “The Longest
of all the production by Matt Crooks (Twisted Tower Dire, Division
etc.) is crystal clear, ad the cover artwork by Jean-Pascal
Fournier (Edguy, Avantasia, Immortal etc.) is just awesome.
musical style on “The Longest Night” is mostly Heavy / Power
Metal, but every now and then there are bits and pieces of Thrash
and Prog Metal. “The Longest Night” kicks off with the
eight-minute track “Sunrise", a great mid-tempo song with a guest solo by ex Megadeth
guitarist Chris Poland.
tracks worth mentioning (they all are) are the epic “By the
Night Sky”, the quick paced “The Longest Night” and the riff
inferno of “I am the Hammer”.
has delivered one of the best US Power Metal albums for a long
time; hopefully we don’t have to wait another 3 years for the
tracks: Hell yeah, all of them.