Lithuanian death metal entity CRYPTS OF DESPAIR unveil stunning new official video

Artwork by Néstor Avalos (BloodbathBlut Aus Nord)

Crypts of Despair’s latest album has met with a terrific response and that’s only fair – they’ve evolved from their old school death metal-rooted debut full length to a form of death metal music that’s just in-your-face, dark, brutal and devastating while bearing influences of blackened and dissonant death metal. They’ve come up with a gorgeous video that can be streamed on the label’s channel AT THIS LINK. Here’s what the band has to say about it – 

“This video is a representation of us and what we do, what some parts of our band is about. Main theme of the clip: making a decision to commit suicide, then battling it “… do I really want to do it, I am not sure… ” and all these thoughts, trying to escape this fate, but then this idea consumes you, doesn’t let you go and finally you embrace it and accept it as a greatest thing… Then it’s time for the last dance with the rope. I hope you enjoy this and it will make you think and remember, maybe at one point you have been there or the people you know, or maybe the people you know have already finished their dance…”

PRESS –  

– “apocalyptic” – Decibel Magazine (US)

– “An astounding display of utter nastiness” – The Metal Wanderlust (US)

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

-“talent that cannot be denied” – Head Bangers Reviews (US)

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

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

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

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

-“this diabolical demolition is just great fun” – Zephyr’s Odem (Germany) 9.2/10

-“one of the year’s strongest releases” – Distorted Sound Magzine (US) 9/10

-“one of the best death metal album of this year” – Full Black Reviews 86/100

-“Thrilling death metal savagery” – Dead Rhetoric (U.S) 8.5/10

-“Pure destruction, with a hint of blackness” – Time For Metal (Germany) 8.5/10

-“It’s an excellent album” – The Metal Observer (Canada) 8/10

-“All Light Swallowed really is a very “dynamic” album” – Noob Heavy (Australia) 8/10

-“An album that deserves to appear in the famous lists of the best of the year.” – Mundo Das Guitarras (Portugal) 4/5

-“absolutely perfect” – True Metal 76/100

-“solid and tangible death metal base with a constant veil of atmosphere” – Metalitalia (Italy) 7.5/10

-“It’s a strong as hell release that never gets cloying or repetitive” –  GBHBL (U.K) 7.5/10

-“Clearly, this new album is a raw approach to death metal sound” – Rock Overdose 73/100

-“album of undistilled death metal, brutal and breakneck” – Musipedia Of Metal 7/10

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

-“let its darkness seep into every pore of your body, dragging you kicking and screaming into the void” – The Sleeping Shaman (U.S)

-“a great death metal album that is soon to be a classic!” – Metal Epidemic (Czech Republic) 5/5

-“a new weakness in the global underground map.” – Rocking.gr (Greece)

– “Excellent” – Deadly Storm Zine (Czech Republic)

-“a very modern touch through the alternating screaming and growling” – My Revelations (Germany)

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

-“a super solid death metal album” – Metal Archives (Canada)

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

-“the short brutality of Synergy of Suffering” – The Razor’s Edge (UK)

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

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

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

-“Death Metal awesomeness” – The Head Banging Moose (Canada) 3.5/5

-“a teeth-gnashing higher register. Blunt yet agile” – Heavy Music HQ (US) 3.5/5

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

-“a solid Death Metal album with strengths and weaknesses” – Metal Only (Germany)

-“the album sounds really good” – Heavy Metal.dk (Denmark)

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

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

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

– “a successful, dense and very dark atmosphere” – Metal Inside (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

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

Official Video Stream #2

Crypts of Despair Bandcamp

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