Krypts
Open the Crypt


4.0
excellent

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
March 17th, 2012 | 43 replies | 2,945 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This is where you die.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

The appeal of Krypts’ Open the Crypt lies in the fact that it is simple, heavy death metal. There’s absolutely nothing here that could be considered weak, because every moment is dark and brutal. A great contributor to this feeling is the constant use of flat notes that gives the music a haunted atmosphere. Sure, the chords could possibly be viewed as repetitive or predictable, but this is death metal, repetition helps keep the listener in the moment. You can only truly appreciate the muddy slabs of crushing guitars after they’ve pounded your skull in again and again. The songs would be much less effective without the thick, dirty tones of the guitars, but Krypts aren’t holding anything back. Neither is the lead screamer who unleashes deep, monstrous growls upon the listener, further cementing the deathly mood of the album. The screams, as do the rest of the instruments, blend and create a perfectly gruesome harmony that any metal fan should enjoy. That’s not to say that the EP is melodic (although I do hear some hints of Middle Eastern chords), but rather that the soundscape constructed is a strong, cohesive whole.

As far as the album’s negatives, there aren’t many. One could complain that the songs drag, but the songs aren’t necessarily slow; the waves of numbing guitars drag the listener into the murky darkness where beasts dwell and time slows, but it is simply an illusion. Krypts are here to both scare and depress, and whether or not you buy it, there’s no denying this is solidly executed death metal. From blastbeats to intense riffs to dark, distant growls, this EP has it all. The only truly negative aspect to be considered is its length, which is rather short. Therefore, if you’re looking for a quick, crushing fix of old school styled death metal, look no further than Open the Crypt.



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pizzamachine
March 17th 2012



12571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Man, I don't review many death metal albums. sup?

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


i didnt even know you knew what death metal was

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pizzamachine
March 17th 2012



12571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol I used to be crazy into death and black metal

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


i am very surprised and slightly aroused

Hawks
March 17th 2012



34582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wasn't expecting this to be a Pizza review. I've heard their s/t, but still haven't listened to this one. I'll have to get on it.

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


this is better than the s/t hawksie

pizzamachine
March 17th 2012



12571 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah you get on that

Hawks
March 17th 2012



34582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ahhhh cool I'll download this after work today or tomorrow.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


no download it now

Hawks
March 17th 2012



34582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can't gotta get ready for work.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


fuck work fuck school only metal

Hawks
March 17th 2012



34582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You know what you're right I just told them I quit gonna metal all day and night fuck yeah.

Tyrael
March 17th 2012



20740 Comments


being broke and homeless, very m/

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


i hope you didnt do that hawks i would hate to be a bad role model for you

Hawks
March 17th 2012



34582 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Too late dude I already did it.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


man now i feel bad i am sorry buddy

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



16263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this band

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2012



18055 Comments


crysis tell hawks to keep his job i told him to do a bad thing

bloc
March 17th 2012



34679 Comments


DEATHMACHINE

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MO
March 17th 2012



18259 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

fucking right pizza reppin' the death metal

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