Heavy Metal Darkness – Episode 666-1

by George Athanasiou April 9th

Hi everyone. This is Giorgos and from the Blog of Kostas’ Repulsive Echo, and periodically I’m gonna choose some albums and say a few words about them. I picked a song from each album and made a compilation on mixcloud if you’d like to listen. Most of them will be new releases and reissues. It will be called Heavy Metal Darkness and this is the 1st episode, entitled: Episode 666-1.


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….


RESILIENT – The Art Of Resilience EP

Released October 2021

The Chilean's EP begins with an exotic intro Sepultura type "the Abyss" where it somehow testifies their Latin American origin. One of those things that relaxes you before the attack. Do not expect modern useless and meaningless virtuoso tricks. Here we return to the basics. Old-fashioned Death metal of the late 80's with a macabre sound as the guitars are sharp and you will surely remember you Exmortis from Florida but also the English masters Cancer. The effort is remarkable while we actually speak for a one man band plus a guest soloist. In case "Leprosy" and "To The Gory End" mid paced Death Metal is your adorable style look no further. The EP is released by Diabolical Summoning Records on CD and StumpGrinder on cassette.
(Kostas Vaxevanos)