Cryptae are a band from t he Netherlands that plays an avant garde, dissonant and experimental mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their self titled 2017 demo which will be released on December 21st by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
Drum beats along with some noise rock elements start off the ep while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them before going into a very fast and brutal direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats as well as introducing death metal growls onto the recording.
A great amount of black metal influences can also be heard in he songs along with a few screams while the music also brings in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with influences of industrial also being utilized at times and the music also brings in a lo-fi atmosphere.
Cryptae plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in dissonant black and death metal while the experimental, avant garde, industrial and noise rock elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Cryptae are a very great sounding experimental, dissonant and avant garde mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ventrum" and "Maze". 8 out of 10.