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  • Audio CD (2 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005ULYV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 395,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. The embossed
  2. Greynesses grow already old
  3. The danza
  4. The flickering warmth
  5. Myriads
  6. Phormula
  7. The blow's rhymers
  8. Insomnia's desert
  9. "Embossed (On the corpse)", The Embossed - remix by Homo Homini Loops
  10. "Instinkt", Phormula - remix by Paso

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Format: Audio CD
Ephel Duath are a true Black Metal oddity, and they're here to give the BM scene a much needed kick in the buttocks.
Rephormula is a nice little package made up of their original CD release plus their demo and two remixes. Their sound is hard to describe, the riffing is heavy, harsh and evil sounding in typical Black Metal style. The keyboards are amazing, and they acount for much of the band's originality, they're trippy and pshycadelic, and genuinely excessive and demented, sheer genius. Rather than a flesh and blood drumer, Ephel use a drum machine to surprising great effect, giving it an odd technoish sound in parts. The vocals are archetypal black metal growls. When you put it all together you got a hell of a carnival, an infernal caleidoscop of a swirlling million hues of black.
While genuinely avantgarde, Ephel Duath have enough essential Black Metal hallmarks (including the band name, taken from Tolkien!) to appeal to the most traditional black metaller, with the potential to attract further devotees to the scene, while stunning everyone.
Just one minus on this release, there are no lyrics on the CD booklet.
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Format: Audio CD
Disappointed that Emperor have split up? Unable to wait for the new Arcturus album? Do you like complex and epic songs, skillfully crafted and supremely executed? Then this CD is for you. Ephel Duath are the finest black metal band for a VERY long time. The music itself is a spastic hybrid of many genres, a multi-headed beast that, at first, sounds completely out of control. Patience will reward you and you'll soon be sucked into their world: chilling, confusing, erratic, dark, but ultimately supreme.
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Ephel Duath are a true Black Metal oddity, and they're here to give the BM scene a much needed kick in the buttocks.
Rephormula is a nice little package made up of their original CD release plus their demo and two remixes. Their sound is hard to describe, the riffing is heavy, harsh and evil sounding in typical Black Metal style. The keyboards are amazing, and they acount for much of the band's originality, they're trippy and pshycadelic, and genuinely excessive and demented, sheer genius. Rather than a flesh and blood drumer, Ephel use a drum machine to surprising great effect, giving it an odd technoish sound in parts. The vocals are archetypal black metal growls. When you put it all together you got a hell of a carnival, an infernal caleidoscop of a swirlling million hues of black.
While genuinely avantgarde, Ephel Duath have enough essential Black Metal hallmarks (including the band name, taken from Tolkien!) to appeal to the most traditional black metaller, with the potential to attract further devotees to the scene, while stunning everyone.
Just one minus on this release, there are no lyrics on the CD booklet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not so bad afterall 19 Aug. 2002
By Shane C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm sure the technical musicianship on this album will confuse many listeners into thinking this is disorganized and thrown together (as a previous reviewer stated), but the overall effect for me is that this album has many layers and hidden patterns that will take some effort to understand. But I remember feeling that way about Extol, Cryptopsy, Gorguts, Nile, etc. and quickly growing to love the intricacy. In other words, if you have a good attention span and an open mind, you might just like this album. It sometimes reminds me of a more electronic-sounding Emperor...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very strange electronic black metal. 7 April 2002
By Joe Swanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I got this album for free at a record store and had never heard of them before. I decided to listen to it because of the earache label on the back. This album has the vocals and speed of black metal but the keyboards arent operatic. They are more techno/electronic. This gives the album an original and enjoyable feel. There are changing tempos and the album does not get boring like too many black metal albums. It is definately a technical album and has good replay value. I would definately recommend this album to any black metal fan.
4.0 out of 5 stars Very challenging 9 Jun. 2005
By John Doe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I'm listening to Rephormula as I write this and I think this album is the most challenging I've ever heard. That's a big call considering I listen to Dillinger, Cynic, Opeth, Emperor and a variety of old jazz fusion bands. It's exceedingly dense, highly layered and very diffficult to get into. It's also one of the few black metal albums that truly manages to sound scary.

I would describe it as a kind of free-form black metal - no rhythm stays constant for more than a few seconds. There's electronic beats but I think I'm correct in assuming the drumming is done the old-fashioned way? If so, it's some of the most twistedly brilliant percussion I've ever heard. The keyboards have a kind of "pipe organ" effect which makes the whole album sound somewhat like an evil church. Listening to this album reminds me of the gothic horror of Lovecraft and the movies of Dario Argento (if you've seen Suspiria you'll know what I mean).

The drumming is clearly the focal point of the album, followed by the keyboards. The guitars and vocals, although superficially quite prominent, are essentially backing instruments. It's an experience, though whether it's a good one, I'm not quite sure. Buy it if you want to hear an original take on black metal or simply want to be sonically challenged.
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't understand how someone could compare this to dillinger escape plan 22 Oct. 2005
By S. Recording - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If Mr. Bungle went into a recording studio with Dimmu Borgir, had composition coaching from Theory In Practice, then sent the mix to Richard James......This album is amazing. It has a black metal taste all over it, but it also has a much more unique atmosphere than most black metal albums. I don't even know if this IS black metal (I hate to use categories with music anyway), but it is excellent music. Ephel Duath are an amazing band, and this album is testament to that. I don't see how anyone looking for some original, unique, metallic music couldn't enjoy this album or this band.

Some reviews on here seem to want the reader to think that this album is just layered noise, or incomprehensible, but that is NOT true. I really think that those reviewers don't listen to death metal/black metal/whatever that often. If someone can listen and comprehend Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Ajattara, Emperor, etc. then they will have no problem comprehending this offering from Ephel Duath. Quite frankly, I don't even know what the hell those reviewers are talking about. They obviously don't listen to many metal bands/albums.

Some other excellent bands: Canvas Solaris, VUVR, Alarum, and Augury
0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not terribly original symphonic black metal 16 Dec. 2004
By Chet Fakir - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Not a bad album, the musicianship is of a high caliber, but not a good album either. It's just that nothing really stands out for me. The vocals while impassioned, are pretty much generic black metal growls. The compositions recall Dimmu Borgir and Emperor, among others, many others.

The problem with Ephel Duath is that they really have little voice of their own yet. Ocasionaly something original happens, be it some keyboard flourish or an odd drumbeat, but In general their sound is just too derivitive to deserve repeated listenings. I find myself getting bored fairly quickly.
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