Brazilian/Dutch death metal unit, Crypta, will release their first full-length, Echoes Of The Soul, on June 11 via Napalm Records. The band has released a second studio report video. Watch two segments below:
Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto are joined by supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, ex-Burning Witches) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard) to incite an uncontrollable storm of pure rage and belligerence. They enforce a heightened level of potency and experience from their successful past and current projects – enhancing influences from both classic and modern death metal genres, plus significant extreme and black metal elements, to create a sound of their own.
Echoes Of The Soul was recorded in January 2021 at the Family Mob Studio (Brazil), mixed by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Powertrip etc.) and mastered by the famed Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura etc.). The cover artwork was created by Wes Benscoter, who is internationally famous for his stunning covers for bands such as Slayer, Kreator, Black Sabbath and many more.
Atmospherically dark and threatening, the 55-second intro “Awakening” prepares the listener for the oncoming ferocity of Echoes Of The Soul, dispensing murky, fiery fuel into the death metal machine. Their significant sonic texture derived from various death metal subgenres and traces of classic thrash becomes instantly evident as the album begins, reflective of the entirely vicious, infernal aura the 10-track debut is about to unleash. Crypta unbridle high-powered sonic demons and nourish cumulative, explosive energy with raging guitar riffs, Fernanda Lira’s unmistakable vocal color and Damettos’s menacing drums. Tracks like “Starvation”, “Kali” and “Blood Stained Heritage” incite an uncontrollable storm of pure rage and belligerence, while offerings like “Under The Black Wings” and “Dark Night Of the Soul” deliver a message of pure hardness in perilous atmosphere. “Death Arcana” provides its listener further insight into Crypta’s sonic mastery and captivates with sprawling solos reminiscent of earlier times, yet spiced with a modern twist.
Echoes Of The Soul will be available in the following formats:
-CD Jewel Case
-1LP Vinyl Gatefold Black
-1LP Vinyl Gatefold Gold – limited to 200 copies worldwide
-1LP Vinyl Gatefold Marbled Orange Transparent Black + Patch – limited to 200 copies worldwide
-Music Cassette black – strictly limited
Echoes Of The Soul tracklisting:
“Under The Black Wings”
“Blood Stained Heritage”
“Dark Night Of The Soul”
“From The Ashes”
“Starvation” lyric video:
“From The Ashes” video:
Fernanda Lira – Vocals, Bass
Sonia Anubis – Guitar
Tainá Bergamaschi – Guitar
Luana Dametto – Drums
(Photo – Renan Facciolo)