Ephel Duath

Review: Ephel Duath’s On Death and Cosmos EP

Ephel Duath: On Death and Cosmos EPEphel Duath: On Death and Cosmos EP (Agonia, 8/14/12)

“Black Prism”

Ephel Duath: “Black Prism”

Within the tradition of fantasy literature, JRR Tolkein’s Mordor sits somewhere in the borderlands of a dark fantasy world, and just beyond Mordor is what Tolkein’s elves call Ephel Duath — the Mountains of Shadow. Summoning the energy, pathos, and subtle sense of irony culled from these psychic borderlands, Italian progressive-metal veteran Davide Tiso and his Ephel Duath project have conjured yet another potent — if not abbreviated — entry in their increasingly elaborate curriculum mortis.