Lykathea Aflame – Elvenefris

Lykathea_AflameAn older album here from 2000.  This is excellent, atmospheric, (but still with plenty of brutality), death metal with an Egyptian theme.  Now, this may immediately bring to mind Nile, but rest assured that this band are not copying and they sound wholly themselves, at least as much as any band does anyway.

Songs are well constructed and generally of the longer length, which gives the band ample room to explore their art. A good production and sound tops it all off, and there is some exceptional musicianship on display also.

I heartily recommend this album and think it is somewhat of a lost classic.

Apparently the band are still together, but this the only release that I am aware of.  Do yourself a favour and track down a copy of this album – you won’t regret it.