Polyptych are a band Chicago, Illinois that plays a very heavy, brutal and technical form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Panels Engraved".
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a great amount of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars/
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast blackened death metal that are very heavy, brutal and technical sounding with some melody being thrown into the riffing at times as well as a brief use of clean playing, while the lead guitars are very technical sounding blackened death metal guitar solos and leads that utilize some melody at times.
Vocals are all deep blackened death metal growls and screams, while the lyrics cover philosophical and dystopian themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, brutal and professional sound for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Polyptych are a very great sounding heavy, brutal and technical blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "For My Collapse" "Natural Joy Of Ignorance" and "Dystopic". RECOMMENDED BUY.