text: Dawid Krosnia
Remnants of Expansion
Dark Descent Records
October 28th, 2016
I got really excited when I opened The Goat Tavern mailbox yesterday – new Krypts album, Remnants of Expansion was there! It’s been three years since their highly acclaimed full-length debut release, Uneding Degradation. The waiting is finally over! Krypts new creation will be released via Dark Descent Records at end of October. Remnants of Expansion exceeded all my expectations. Amazingly played death metal with many tempo changes, you’d be able to find fast chunky riffs with atmospheric doom influenced slow-downs in the second song, The Withering Titan. The opening track Arrow of Entropy is a slow and catchy over ten minute song with tones of brutal and heavy riffs. The overall vibe of this tack has got a ritualistic feel to it. After listening to this song, you’ll know that those guys, they don’t fuck about.
Entrailed to the Breaking Wheel and Transfixed are simply jaw breaking, perfectly written and structured songs. The whole record is very old school sounding with many interesting melodic twists which will rise a few eyebrows. Finland’s or even Scandinavian metal market is hugely over populated with black metal bands. You would not expect to hear this high quality brutal death metal coming from Helsinki. Life is worth living for exactly that type of albums. This at least the second amazing release this year from Dark Descent Records this year, not sure if you remember but their label mates Blood Incantation unleashed a ground braking debut album Starspawn. I could definitely see those two bands together brutalising Europe on a co-headlining tour. Let it happen!