On July 23rd, Swedish Black Metal band KRYPTAN will present their self-titled debut featuring four crushing compositions. Today, Debemur Morti Productions teamed up with No Clean Singing to premiere the second song from the coming mini album. Check the video clip to ‘A Giant Leap For Whoredom’ below or listen to the song on Bandcamp:
Storming into the mini album’s opener ‘A Giant Leap For Whoredom’ with sharp riffing, infernal drumming, and sinister screams, Swedish band KRYPTAN loses no time. A fiery approach to Black Metal is impressively interwoven with subtle doomy passages, thus forming KRYPTAN’s signature sound. Taking in influences from the best the Swedish Black Metal scene of the 90s had to offer, ‘A Giant Leap For Whoredom’ smoothly combines the untamed aggression of early MARDUK with the epic aspects of DISSECTION without denying mastermind Mattias Norrman’s firm foundation in melancholic sounds.
Editor Islander of No Clean Singing evaluates KRYPTAN’s new composition:
“Its sound, like the EP as a whole, is immensely heavy and enveloping. Undergirded by deep, magma-like bass tones and merciless, jet-fueled drum assaults, the song displays burning, writhing riffs that pulsate with an unholy hunger. The sheen of high-flying synths contribute to the song’s aura of frightful, unearthly eminence, and the scalding intensity of the vocals amplifies its feeling of unhinged ferocity. Deep, dismal tremolo’d chords channel hopelessness, and shrill flickering fevers of sound manifest a deranging pain.“
KRYPTAN is an atmospheric Black Metal band from Avesta, Sweden. Founded in early 2020, right at the beginning of the global pandemic, KRYPTAN took shape to embody the passion for Black Metal that songwriter and guitarist Mattias ‘Kryptan’ Norrman harboured for decades.
A familiar face in the scene, Mattias, who is most recognized for playing guitar in OCTOBER TIDE and previously bass in KATATONIA, has long striven for his very own musical endeavor.
Heavily inspired by the 90s era of Norwegian and Swedish Black Metal, life, and the crushing darkness of Swedish winters, Mattias created enthralling songs bursting with sinister energy and craftsmanship. KRYPTAN aim to take listeners back in time and celebrate a glorious musical legacy in a contemporary fashion. The band is completed by fellow OCTOBER TIDE member Alexander Högbom on vocals and Samuel Karlstrand of WRETCHED FATE on drums.
Four songs for a first release were already recorded with Mats Andersson at Glashuset Studios over the course of 2020. Finally, mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson at The Panic Room and signed by Debemur Morti Productions the following year, the self-titled EP will be released in 2021.
A full-length album is already in the works and the band is looking forward to taking their raw, majestic Swedish Black Metal to the stage as well.