This is a review of a split ep between Ohio's Crypt Rot and Cringe called "Nocturnal Deterioration/Memento Mori" which will be released in February as a joint effort between Redefining Darkness and Seeing Red Records and we will start off the review with Crypt Rot a band that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened form of death metal with a touch of hardcore punk and d beat.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavy, brutal and old school death metal sound which also ses a great amount of blast beats before speeding up and adding in a great amount of blast beats along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies.
Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls while the music also mixes in a great amount of hardcore punk and d beat elements along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's and the solos and leads also remain true to an old school extreme metal style and clean playing and female vocals is also added onto the second track which is very long and epic in length.
On this recording Crypt Rot expand on their blackened death metal by adding in more hardcore punk and d beat elements, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Crypt Rot and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Serpentine Atonement".
Next up is Cringe a band that plays a crossover mixture of thrash, punk and hardcore.
Their side of the split starts out with a very heavily 80's influenced thrash sound while the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody along with some elements of hardcore along with the solos and leads also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as the vocals being mostly angry shouts.
Blast beats can also be heard when the music speeds up and while the music has its roots in the past it still captures a modern atmosphere along with a small amount of death metal influences as well as a brief use of clean playing and one track also brings in a small amount of spoken word parts.
Cringe plays a musical style that takes thrash, punk and hardcore and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover angry themes.
In my opinion Cringe are a very great sounding mixture of thrash, punk and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Tribulation".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of black, death, thrash metal, punk and hardcore. 8 out of 10.