Strikingly unique, visually insane, and sonically decimating, this is Netherlands-based Cryptae - an extreme metal anomaly devoted to the most liminal and cerebral extents of sonic deconstruction and to the most aberrant thresholds of experimentalism.
With a background of its two members forged within the abstract and improvisational realms of free-jazz, noise rock, industrial, and shapeshifting avantgarde, Cryptae have shown astonishingly calculating levels of insanity in crafting their own vision of modern experimental extreme metal, spewing forth a maze of deviant and bludgeoning death metal chaos that aims straight at the listener's central nervous system with the intent of dismantling their every layer of sanity directly from within. The two sociopaths behind the project are primarily involved in many industrial and experimental entities like Dead Neanderthals and Celestial Bodies to name a few, showing just how diverse and enigmatic their background and influences are, an aspect of their creative DNA which has irreparably shaped the madness and delirium which permeates Cryptae.
A careful and demanding listener will notice that beyond the utter chaos and destruction summoned by the duo through a meticulous reinterpretation of 90's most structurally ambitious and punishing death metal (Incantation, Immolation, Morbid Angel), lies a realm of ungraspable and disorienting experimentalism which has tapped into influences as diverse and absurd and Swans, Magma, and Discharge, making Crytpae one of the most deranged and visionary death metal oddities to appear in Europe in recent times - and comparable to equally twisted and experimental black/death masters like Portal, Altarage, Mitochondrion and the such.
CRYPTAE - S/T DEMO TAPE
As such, we could not be more honored and proud to bring you their debut release - the self titled "white" demo tape that will officially drop through Sentient Ruin on December 22 2017, serving as the label's last release of a truly insane year for us. Self-titled Cryptae demo tapes are truly a sight to behold: absurd, and minimalistic artwork in the j-cards by one of the band members, with the tape case itself housed in a snow white sleeve - something that completely stands out among the band's peers and which will surely delight all the extreme metal nerds out there who have an eye for visually compelling analog artifacts.
With the release date imminent, Decibel Magazine has been as so kind to unveil the first track from Cryptae's bludgeoning debut demo tape - and you can now exclusively stream the track Ventrum and read their feature HERE.