Monday, July 29, 2019

Cryptic Rising - Demos (NBT026)

From January 2017 to November 2018, Cryptic Rising churned out five demos steeped in asphyxiating black/death metal, each released in extremely limited quantities. Now in slightly less limited fashion, all five demos are collected in one 15-track compilation.

Running in reverse chronological order, you can backtrack from the caustic pummeling of Demo V on through the dark ambient/dungeon synth exercises of Demo III and ultimately back to the second-wave worshiping origins of the blackened Demo I. Along the way Cryptic Rising infuses elements of doom and war metal throughout. But no matter the ingredients, the results are always bleak.
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