Krypts
Cadaver Circulation


4.0
excellent

Review

by Robert Garland CONTRIBUTOR (276 Reviews)
June 4th, 2019 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Yield to the grime that defines us all.

Cadaver Circulation is an oppressive, yet captivating listen right out of the scintillating haunting mirk, inspired only by the vivid despair of death metal's finest. The classic styling of Krypts visceral display of death metal run parallel to the band’s previous works, twisting to offer slight increases of melody. But it’s also important to note that while these Finnish masters haven’t surpassed the like of Unending Degradation or Remnants Of Expansion, Cadaver Circulation isn’t any less of a face-first fall into a world of cavernous death metal. The forlorn wanting of an evil to match the most devilish displacement of human thought has often led the extreme metal community to the most wanted of untoward locales and yet the fleshed out feel to Cadaver Circulation’s deathly approach to bottomless doom leaves little unimagined.

The explosion of sound that exists simply as “Sinking Transient Waters” quickly crawls towards the trope of collective noise, staying typically in the down-tuned provocations that Krypts fans are already familiar with, but it’s not all blast beats and jagged low end riffing. There’s a sumptuous lead or two before leading listeners into a noxious, and insightful guitar solo. Despite the fact that these leads fight constantly against the wall of Krypts instrumental efforts, there’s a clarity amongst the unforgiving onslaught - at least, until the ominous landscapes stretches vast and longingly into “The Reek Of Loss”. Somehow, Cadaver Circulation became the bleakest offering Krypts has so far unleashed in a studio format.

In any unguarded moment the swirling, lumbering riffs that permeate throughout the album’s length can become hypnotic, misplacing the angst for melancholy. There’s less focus on the typical need for speed and straightforward intensity, instead offering up pure atmosphere as death metal suffocation. “Mycelium” is a thundering example of Krypts pensive combination of dirge riffing, guttural growls and unobtrusive melody highlighting just how this Finnish display of death has matured from their demo days. It’s not a soundscape all would’ve imagined for a band sitting so very on the cusp of something truly spectacular without ticking each and every box, but they’re heading in the right direction by capitalizing on all the band’s best bits (even if they’re covered completely in filth).

The sensical bludgeoning that Cadaver Circulation manages to provide however is sometimes at odds within itself. Sure, the brevity of a thirty-seven minute death metal romp usually shows placation to any misgivings of a drawn out, dreary escapade but Krypts 2019 effort could do with a small amount of fleshing out. Tracks like “Vanishing” and “The Reek Of Loss” only hint at what a band like Krypts could do with extending their doom-ier influences and the final moments of “Vanishing” only create a sense of longing. Whether it be the despair and anguish or the cavernous misplacement of cheerier thoughts, Cadaver Circulation is doubly the album it’s meant to be, without fully achieving the record it should be. When looking at the sum of all Krypts’ parts, one could imagine the longevity as they recreate a noxious soundscape of hell’s very bowel, because let’s face it… they have not released a bad record as yet. However, it’s clear they haven’t perfected their art just yet.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 4th 2019


9614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just a shortie.

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Marehelm
June 4th 2019


834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 4th 2019


9614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

twice.

Pikazilla
June 4th 2019


808 Comments


Review reads like a 3.5 but that might just be me. I think these chaps' debut is still their best album. This is slightly better than Remnants but not by a huge margin.

Marehelm
June 4th 2019


834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dice

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 4th 2019


9614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Review reads like a 3.5 but that might just be me




I literally want to 3.8 it but can't so I don't think you're too far off.

TheNotrap
June 4th 2019


11143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Nice you reviewed this, album rules



"However, it’s clear they haven’t perfected their art just yet."

I don't know...it seems to me that the album is exactly what the band wants it to be, I don't think the band wants to dig deeper



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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 4th 2019


9614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

me that the album is exactly what the band wants it to be, I don't think the ...




I don't share your opinion here. They've always had some deviance of sound like they still want to dip their toe in. Could just be me but I don't see it as a bad thing, especially if they find it

TheNotrap
June 4th 2019


11143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I understand your point ;)

But I do think this is a finished work, however, it doesn't imply the band will not try to explore other cavern textures in the future.

brainmelter
June 4th 2019


6431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

rules

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ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
June 4th 2019


3065 Comments


love the band, excited to give this a spin

Papa Universe
June 4th 2019


21690 Comments


kryPOS

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Azog
June 4th 2019


181 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's decent enough.

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
June 5th 2019


9614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Let us know how you go with that Ramon

CaptainDooRight
June 5th 2019


4091 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

gets better with every listen

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AdolfChrist
June 11th 2019


21274 Comments


yeah this is better than Remnants of Expansion.

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Hawks
June 11th 2019


71824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hawks and I have been butting heads lately. I spent a good 30 minutes of my precious life composing an eloquent explanation/apology to Hawks in 3 paragraphs in his shoutbox, and he immediately went ahead and deleted one of those paragraphs in order to make me look bad. Hawks, I gave you an olive branch and you pissed in my face. I never thought you would stoop to sheer fucking censorship, but I guess you really are a true scumbag. Words cannot describe what a low human being you are for doing that. Instead of engaging me, you deleted my words selectively. Fucking shame on you.

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Hawks
June 11th 2019


71824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes.

Egarran
June 12th 2019


10827 Comments


This is the first Krypts I hear. Is nice!

Ooh Mycelium is topical.

Daesu
June 15th 2019


86 Comments


I always like me some good death/doom. This sounds like it's coming straight out of the abyss, which is pretty much a prerequisite for this style.
Gonna be a 4 at least.



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