|CD REVIEW Crypt Of Kerberos|
Band: Crypt Of Kerberos
Crypt Of Kerberos were a rather innovative band during the first half of the nineties. These Swedes combined ‘typical’ Swedish-styled Death Metal with a slightly progressive touch, deflecting prevailment and acceptation back then.
(FYI: Temple Of Darkness Records will release an EP in a couple of weeks / months with two new tracks)
World Of Myths was built upon the obvious scene-fundaments like most Swedish acts back then. You cannot deny the rather typifying riffs and rhythms that did define the ‘Swedish scene’ (yes, of course this is a rather ‘general’ approach, because we all know there are huge differences in between the divers local scenes from Sweden’s Old School). It has to do with the specific instrumental performance at the one hand, and the rough production at the other, as you know. Yet Crypt Of Kerberos did experiment a lot, with the introduction of progressive elements, unusual breaks and hooks, influences from other scenes, and the use of acoustics and keyboards. They did inject their Death Metal with elements from Doom, Doom-Death, Prog, Thrash, Heavy Metal and the likes, and it works.
Nowadays it isn’t that special anymore, yet what this band did two decades ago was enormously bold and renewing. Therefore it is Kult!
When it comes to the bonus tracks, well, the sound is way too primitive, but it concerns demonstrational recordings, and back then demo-recordings weren’t digitally mastered, for example. It deals with pre-World Of Myth try-outs, and gives a nice view on how the final album was achieved finally.