Blackened death metal entity CRYPTS OF DESPAIR premiere stunning track via Decibel Magazine

Crypts of Despair are setting standards where it comes to dishing out dissonant death metal in these times without losing track of the power, aggression and catchiness. Every song of theirs is different within the same blackened death metal spectrum and just as memorable as the last one. Decibel Magazine premiered a stunning track of theirs AT THIS LINK. Excerpt – 

“Crypts of Despair don’t narrow their approach to death metal into micro-genres. In their bloody hands, death metal is a vast canvas splattered with the viscera of numerous influences. They boast the discordant atmospherics of Ulcerate. You can hear the blackened blasphemy of Belphegor. Don’t forget the doomy primordial domination of Incantation. “Excruciating Weight” demonstrates all of those traits with its churning rhythms and downcast menace”

Press – 


– “apocalyptic” – Decibel Magazine (US)


 “one of the most killer releases I’ve heard in 2021” –Metal Purgatory (US) 9.5/10


– “a flawless OSDM album” – Metal Bite (US) 9.2/10


– “packs a great punch” – Metal Rules (Canada) 4/5


– ” stunning record of death metal superiority” – The Killchain (UK)


– “cosmos-shredding” – Wormwood Chronicles (US)


– “not only impress but they set themselves apart” – Head-Banger Reviews (US)


– “As a general rule the arrangements on All Light Swallowed border on the flawless” – Two Guys Metal Reviews (US)


– “any lover of Extreme Metal cannot miss this work” – Dioses del Metal (Spain)


– “original and top-quality death metal” – Grimm Gent (UK)


– “a non-stop riff-fest” – MMH Radio (UK)


– “absolutely terrifying” – Meat Mead Metal (US)


– “Excellent” – Deadly Storm (Czech Republic)


– “sound fresh and visceral” – Moshpit Nation (US)


– “gives the feeling of your skull collapsing on it’s own weight” – Metal Temple (Greece) 8/10


– “Fast, heavy, and nasty” – Teeth of the Divine (US)


 “a lethal injection of darkness” – Broken Tomb (Spain)


– “strong riffs and insane melodies” – Transcended Music (Germany)


– “a solid Death Metal album” – Metal Only (Germany)

Crypts of Despair (Lithuania) – All Light Swallowed (April 23rd, 2021)

Genre – Dark/Dissonant/Blackened Death Metal
Release Date – April 23rd, 2021
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records

For fans of – Ulcerate, Incantation, Belphegor, Portal, Anaal Nathrakh, Deathspell Omega, Replicant, Gorguts, Morbid Angel, Immolation

Death metal band Crypts of Despair have made a quantum leap from their well-received debut full length to the new one. The progression is not merely aesthetic but intrinsic; it’s as if they’ve unlocked some inner beast by channelling diabolical forces through them. The music is at once ferocious, rife with unearthly and dissonant sounds, punctuated by hair-raising, eerie ambience. It embodies the perfect combination of face-melting aggression and electrifying atmosphere, with song structures remaining unpredictable and yet strangely coherent. The sound is absolutely pristine, able to express the band’s penchant for playing fast, devastating music as well as doing justice to the myriad variations that they incorporate. This is the perfect death metal album of the times, without any dilution of the raw appeal of the genre. The execution is next level and it’s an album that you will keep coming back to just because it has so much to offer in a refreshing manner. Delve deep into this one and the experience will be unforgettable. 

Band lineup –
Dovydas Auglys – Guitar/Vocals
Benas Juskus – Guitar
Simonas Jurkevicius – Bass/Vocals
Henri Mall – Drums

Artwork by Néstor Avalos (BloodbathBlut Aus Nord)

Track listing –

1. Being – Erased 
2. Anguished Exhale 
3. Choked By The Void 
4. Condemned To Life
5. Synergy Of Suffering
6. The Great End 
7. Disgust 
8. Excruciating Weight 
9. Bleak View

Official Video Stream #1

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Crypts of Despair Bandcamp

Transcending Obscurity Site

Transcending Obscurity Official YouTube Channel

Transcending Obscurity Records Facebook

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Transcending Obscurity US Store

Transcending Obscurity Europe Store

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