Pharaoh Overlord – “Lunar Jetman” – [Ektro Records]
monster 12/12/2012 A Library, CD
Pharaoh Overlord, a Finnish band featuring members of Circle. ??They released several albums of heavy, hypnotic stoner riffs, before being seduced by the False Path of Metal. ??On this album (named after a ZX Spectrum video game), they revisit their earlier sound, but with less repitition, more variety. ??Rodent is the most straight up rocker, other tracks introduce meandering free-form improvisition before eventually arriving at the riffs, but it’s always worth the wait. ??Features additional keyboard work from Hans-Joachim Irmler of Faust.