Through My Dog's Eyes

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Through My Dog's Eyes
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Studio album by Ephel Duath
Released January 26, 2009
Recorded July 14 [1] - August 2008 [2] at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy [3]
Genre Avant-garde metal, jazz fusion
Label Earache [3]
Ephel Duath chronology
Pain Remixes the Known
Through My Dog's Eyes
On Death and Cosmos
Professional ratings
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Thrash Hits(4/6) [5]

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. [6] The album's artwork is done by Seldon Hunt, who has done artwork for bands such as Sunn O))), Isis, Neurosis, and Earth. [3] The recording and mixing was handled by Novembre's drummer Giuseppe Orlando. [1]

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Avant-garde metal subgenre of metal music

Avant-garde metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and innovative, avant-garde elements, including non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles, and vocal techniques. Avant-garde metal is influenced by progressive rock and extreme metal, particularly death metal, and is closely related to progressive metal. Some local scenes include Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, and Seattle in the United States, Oslo in Norway, and Tokyo in Japan.

Ephel Duath was an Italian avant garde metal/hardcore punk band, formed in 1998 in Padua, Italy. They have had a constantly changing line-up, with guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso being the only original member. To date, they have released one demo, five studio albums and two remix albums. Their most recent studio album, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, was released in 2013.


In the same announcement that proclaimed professional poker player Guillermo Gonzales as the vocalist after Luciano George Lorusso quit the band, they also announced that the song "Breed" was listenable on their Myspace. [7]

Guillermo Gonzales is an Italian singer, songwriter and musician.

Track listing [8]

All music and lyrics by Ephel Duath

  1. "Gift" - 2:27
  2. "Promenade" - 3:33
  3. "Breed" - 3:28
  4. "Silent Door" - 2:48
  5. "Bella Morte" - 2:24
  6. "Nina" - 4:27
  7. "Guardian" - 3:20
  8. "Spider Shaped Leaves" - 4:56
  9. "Bark Loud" - 4:55


Davide Tiso is a guitarist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. He originates from Padova, in Italy, but currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is a member of extreme metal band Ephel Duath, a band he started in 1998.

Marco Minnemann German drummer

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Preproduction of the album was done at Fiscer-Prais Studio in Alessandria, Italy. The guitars and vocals were recorded and mixed at Outer Sound Studios in Rome beginning in July 2008. The drums were recorded by Marco Minnemann at Homebase Seacoast Studio in California before the rest of the band had even entered the studio.

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