|Through My Dog's Eyes|
|Studio album by Ephel Duath|
|Released||January 26, 2009|
|Recorded||July 14 - August 2008 at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy|
|Genre||Avant-garde metal, jazz fusion|
|Ephel Duath chronology|
Through My Dog's Eyes is the fourth studio album by the Italian avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath. The album's concept was conceived by guitarist and founding member Davide Tiso, in which the whole album is from the viewpoint of a dog.The album's artwork is done by Seldon Hunt, who has done artwork for bands such as Sunn O))), Isis, Neurosis, and Earth. The recording and mixing was handled by Novembre's drummer Giuseppe Orlando.
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