CRYPTIC HATRED – Nocturnal Sickness (The Other Records)

By Kostas Vaxevanos

December 24th 2021

Band with a rotting artwork from Finland .. things are clear here… NOPE… Cryptic Hatred is a quartet having been created in high school in 2019 they managed within two years to release a demo and mature so much synthetically that they grabbed the attention of the people behind the Other Records. These young guys not only have the audacity to imitate Cannibal Corpse but also the courage to go things further. I do not know how many of you think you can have the skills of the creators of Butchered at Birth, Bleeding or Gallery of Suicide. Yes the band has built bases up there and on this album it has a stellar production and my friend listen to the drummer. Enough with the athletes who blast. Here you will enjoy cymbals «As I Enter Darkness», high volume tom «Stench of the dead» and «Full Of Hate» riffs and pinch harmonics that will refresh your brain and create new fields. But I say again…the drums… its been long since you have heard something simple, natural but with substance. The Finnish origin odours on the chaotic leads and the outro of Eternal Horror. I think this band will be even more enjoyable live….

16 Albums of Swedish Death Metal

By Kostas Vaxevanos

Swedish Death Metal: The Emergence of Despair / Rise of Desolation

As we are already officially in Winter although this is rather relevant for Greece, we thought that this is a fine excuse for a hot coffee and a deep dive into albums with frozen sound like Winter… Death Metal the sub-genre that has been related with two main countries America and Sweden. We would say that the two biggest scenes mirrored in two albums. On the one hand the American scene based on the technical and clean production of Leprosy and on the other the Swedish one with a more punk sound, the dirt and the doomy aura of Severed Survival...

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