As said in my previous review of The Kryptik’s predecessor release “When the Shadows Rise”, these Brazilians play some fine Nordic icy Symphonic Black Metal, in the vein of old Obtained Enslavement and Emperor.
With this EP The Kryptik sets a step towards a more darker approach compared with “When the Shadows Rise” which can immediately be heard in the beginning of the EP. The title track and especially “The Plagues of the Abyss” are more mystical and lengthier for example. At the end of the EP there is a synth-enhanced Mayhem’s “Funeral Fog” cover version with Necromaniac of Utu as guest vocalist, and it turns out to be quite a good one.
A great EP for those who cherish the mid-late 90s (symphonic) Black Metal from Norway, and while you check out this one why not check “When the Shadows Rise” as well, both are worth your money. (Ricardo)