Cryptae are a duo from the Netherlands that has been featured before in this zine and on tihs recording plays an experimental mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Vestigal" which was released as a joint effort between Sentient Ruin Laboratories and Tartarus Records.
Drum beats start off the ep while the only track that is presented on the recording is over 18 minutes in length. At times the music also gets very experimental and avant garde sounding while the faster sections of the song also bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
At times the music gets very dissonant sounding while the vocals are mostly guttural sounding death metal growls. Elements of black metal can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording along with t he song also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, influences of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the music and as the track progresses guitar leads are also added onto the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
On this recording Cryptae remains true to their experimental and dissonant mixture of black and death metal. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover surreal horror, insanity, delusions, destruction and evil themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Cryptae and if you are a fan of experimental and dissonant blackened death emtal, you should check out this ep. 8 out fo 10.