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Heliopolis (1998)

Reviewed: 2/26/2005

'Heliopolis' is the only Apophis album I've managed to find. This German dark metal band sung about ancient Egypt before Nile made it "trendy". I saw this one sold at very cheap price, making me think; did they really think metalheads would buy an album with pink cover art?!?! Thanks to the internet it was possible to check out how Apophis sound. Don't remember where I found a sample from 'Heliopolis', not on Morbid Records site anyways. "Dramatic" soundtrackish intro opens the album, surprisingly not sounding Egyptian. Best song 'Choirs of Bitterness' launches into mid-paced, quite simplistic death metal of the yore, and only thing I really can compare 'Heliopolis' is Hypocrisy's 'The Fourth Dimension' (1994), with some Amon Amarth-ish melodiousness binded into it. Cl...

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