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Be Gone

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The power metal revival movement has been a predominantly European phenomenon; in the 1990s and 2000s, countless power metal bands were formed in Sweden, Germany, Norway, and other European countries. But predominantly European doesn't mean exclusively European, and one of the American power metal revival bands that emerged in the late '90s (although their first album didn't come out until 2003) was Pharaoh. Be Gone, which is Pharaoh's third album, won't be accused of being groundbreaking; this is a 2008 release that, stylistically, could have been recorded in 1982 or 1983. Melodic but hard-driving tracks such as "Buried at Sea," "Dark New Life," "Rats and Rope," and "Cover Your Eyes and Pray" get their inspiration from old-school headbangers who emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, and lead singer Tim Aymar favors a gruff vocal style that owes a lot to Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Maiden, in fact, is the most prominent power metal influence on Be Gone, although Judas Priest and Ronnie James Dio are obvious influences as well. This 47-minute CD is defiantly oblivious to post-'80s developments in metal, and there is nothing wrong with that. There is a place for retro artists as long as they are good at what they do -- and while Be Gone isn't remarkable, it is decent and well executed. There is never any doubt that guitarist Matt Johnsen, bassist Chris Kerns, and drummer Chris Black can play their instruments well -- they aren't lacking in the chops department -- and Be Gone is a likable, if derivative, reminder of the fact that headbangers don't have to be from Europe to contribute to the power metal revival movement.
© Alex Henderson /TiVo

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1
Speak to Me
00:04:41

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Christopher Weston Maycock, Writer - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Composer - Timothy Lee Aymar, Composer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

2
Dark New Life
00:05:09

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Christopher Weston Maycock, Composer, Writer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

3
No Remains
00:04:38

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Christopher Weston Maycock, Composer, Writer - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Composer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

4
Red Honor
00:05:23

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Composer, Writer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

5
Buried at Sea
00:07:02

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Composer - Christopher Kerns, Composer, Writer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

6
Rats and Rope
00:04:37

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Composer, Writer - Timothy Lee Aymar, Composer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

7
Cover Your Eyes and Pray
00:05:06

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Writer - Timothy Lee Aymar, Composer, Writer - Christopher Kerns, Composer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

8
Telepath
00:04:50

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Christopher Weston Maycock, Writer - Matthew Wayne Johnsen, Composer - Timothy Lee Aymar, Composer, Writer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

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Be Gone
00:05:35

Pharaoh, MainArtist - Christopher Weston Maycock, Composer, Writer

© 2008 Pharaoh ℗ 2008 Pharaoh

Album Description

The power metal revival movement has been a predominantly European phenomenon; in the 1990s and 2000s, countless power metal bands were formed in Sweden, Germany, Norway, and other European countries. But predominantly European doesn't mean exclusively European, and one of the American power metal revival bands that emerged in the late '90s (although their first album didn't come out until 2003) was Pharaoh. Be Gone, which is Pharaoh's third album, won't be accused of being groundbreaking; this is a 2008 release that, stylistically, could have been recorded in 1982 or 1983. Melodic but hard-driving tracks such as "Buried at Sea," "Dark New Life," "Rats and Rope," and "Cover Your Eyes and Pray" get their inspiration from old-school headbangers who emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, and lead singer Tim Aymar favors a gruff vocal style that owes a lot to Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson. Maiden, in fact, is the most prominent power metal influence on Be Gone, although Judas Priest and Ronnie James Dio are obvious influences as well. This 47-minute CD is defiantly oblivious to post-'80s developments in metal, and there is nothing wrong with that. There is a place for retro artists as long as they are good at what they do -- and while Be Gone isn't remarkable, it is decent and well executed. There is never any doubt that guitarist Matt Johnsen, bassist Chris Kerns, and drummer Chris Black can play their instruments well -- they aren't lacking in the chops department -- and Be Gone is a likable, if derivative, reminder of the fact that headbangers don't have to be from Europe to contribute to the power metal revival movement.
© Alex Henderson /TiVo

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