Thursday, March 10, 2022

EP Review: Krayl "Schwarzer Krieg" (Independent) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Krayl
Location: Kalyan
Country: India
Genre: Black metal
EP: Schwarzer Krieg
Format: Digital album
Label: Independent
Release date: March 6, 2022
Back again today with another album review! We are taking another familiar step back into the world of ‘Black Metal’ with 6 new cold hearted tracks to indulge in!
First of all, let me start off by saying this record is savage as all hell, it’s got the exact characteristics you’d expect from a Black Metal project and Krayl really embraces the mannerisms, sound and trademarks of the classic Norwegian style era of the sub-genre which is the coldest and most ruthless it can be.
The production on this album is the definition of ‘no nonsense’ it’s nasty, raw and will blow your mind right out if you’re not careful! Combine that almost lo-fi equivalent production with those faced pace, brooding instrumentation and you’ve got yourself a recipe for pure and utter chaos!
The drums on this one sound more chaotic and evil then I’ve heard on a project in quite some time, the way those guitar strings move and play sound literally straight out of a psychopath’s mind and it’s an eerie thing to hear let alone try to comprehend!
The vocals on here deserve some mention to because my goodness are they brutal, first time I heard them they literally gave me shivers because of how plain ‘evil’ they sounded, we’re talking early Mayhem, Gorgoroth type vibe and it’s truly not for the wow of hearted.
I feel like for this 6 piece project it really does bring out the absolute best out of Krayl and his sonic intentions are stuck right to his sleeve and I love how transparent and straight forward this record is, it’s just 16 minutes (give or take) of just pure unadulterated madness and as a fan of Black Metal I couldn’t be prouder of this work done here!
So, are you a Black Metal fan looking for something new? Something to test your musical palette? Or just need something heavy enough to wake you up in the morning? I guarantee this will accomplish all three in spades!! Corban Skipwith

Svartblod: Vocals, all instruments

Track list:
1. Sterben für das Vaterland
2. Ratten überall
3. Madame Gaz Empoisonné
4. Frontsoldaten
5. Le caporal et son cannibalisme
6. Verbrenne die Rottöne


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