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Ephel Duath: 'Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness' – Album Review

Ephel Duath: 'Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness' – Album Review

It's been almost five years since transatlantic metallers Ephel Duath unleashed their dark experimental album Through My Dog's Eyes – a groundbreaking release which stirred multiple genres (including death, doom and black metal, progressive rock, gothic post-punk, even touches of avant-garde jazz) into a sinister and seductive brew that I found simultaneously unnerving and thrilling. After departing their label, they followed last year with the Ep On Death and Cosmos, already hinting at a more ambitious project to come. Photo by Bonnie Rae Mills On their fifth full-length album Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness, founder & guitarist Davide Tiso is accompanied by a suitably eclectic lineup of artists: alt-metal icon Karyn Crisis on lead vocals, skilled jazz & metal bassist Steve Digiorgio, and veteran drummer Marco Minnemann of prog-rock unit The Aristocrats. The team is joined by acclaimed producer and metal legend Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal, who contributed additional guitar tracks and backing vocals.

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