Legend of the Bone Carver

01. Era Of Chaos
02. The Birth
03. What Lies Beyond
04. Ancient Words Within
05. Souls In Pain
06. She Who Summoned Me
07. The Bone Carver
08. Bring Back Life
09. Blood Red Skies
10. Tears of Hate
11. Flame and Retribution (Bonus Track)

Lance King - Vocals
Michael Kammeyer - Guitars
Toke Skjønnemand - Guitars
Jonah Weingarten - Keyboards
Niels Kvist - Bass
Morten G Sorensen - Drum

2004: Melancholy Beast
2006: Legend of the Bone Carver
2008: Immortal
2015: Disciples of the Sun
2017: Contingent


Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen

Released 2019-02-15
Reviewed 2019-04-15


inner wound

Legend of the Bone Carver, sounds exciting! The second album by Pyramaze, the second with Lance King doing the vocals and it was originally released back in 2006 following the drab debut album called Melancholy Beast. This was more of a conceptual release and it has a pretty cool artwork, but what about the story then? I recall that I was never really that amazed with Pyramaze of the Lance King era or even any time before Harøy, it seems as though they came alive with Disciples of the Sun in 2015 and then released another good album in 2017. I did review the rerelease of their debut some years ago and was about as impressed with it then, as I was when I first heard it. So how about this one?

It is progressive, brings to mind bands like Dream Theater, Leprous or Eldritch to name a few. In terms of quality I would describe this as a step up compared with the debut album that was released a few years earlier. The sound is better; the vocals by King are better as well. It is a varied album with some complexity and depth, not a very difficult album to take to though – a bit long perhaps. Those who liked their debut album will most likely find this album a lot better and a lot more interesting than said debut album.

I think that it is the best of the Pyramaze albums with King on vocals but also the best one of the era before the long inactive period they had between the albums released in 2008 and 2015 or you could say that it is the best album where Harøy isn’t singing. I think that it is a good album with good songs, no standout songs but it works well. King is singing well, the sound is strong and fans of the progressive genre and of Pyramaze will probably find it quite appealing, I know I did. And I do think that it sounds much better than I thought at the time when I first heard the album more than a decade ago.

Legend of the Bone Carver could be an album worth checking out, even though I would suggest that Disciples of the Sun or Contingent are better alternatives, as they are much better albums. Legend of the Bone Carver is a fine album too; the tracks are good and all of that but in the end I think that Pyramaze has some better albums in the discography.






Label: Inner Wound Recordings
Three similar bands:
Anubis Gate/Leprous/Eldritch
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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