AFTER THE FIRE
CRUZ DEL SUR
Pharoah is a Philadelphia based metal quartet that utilizes galloping guitar runs and falsetto metal shrills to the best of its advantage. On the outfit's nine tracks of heavy metal glory, there's quite a bit of influence from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal era, most notably Iron Maiden, but the band stays true to the scheme of things and despite not being overly creative, they are immensely fluid. A little progressive, a tad classical, yet true to the roots that are power metal, Pharoah's crisp changes within songs and flurry of guitar solos are reminiscent of Dio, Saxon, and many of the bands that made sweepingly majestic metal accessible to the masses.