Every so often a band comes along out of the blue that throws you right off your track. UK metallers Kryophere were one of those bands – an innocuous email received in our inbox pricked our attention enough to check out their latest video, which we duly did, and immediately fell in love with these sonic headfuckers. Of course we begged for a copy of their debut album and, after only one listen, our love affair for these boys strengthened.
Anti everything the UK scene is about, Kryophere are a whirling, thrashing, smashing, crashing ball of energy. This is perfectly summed up in opener Assume The Position, an angry, brutish song which kicks the album off by setting the energy level to a max. Now, while there is no doubting that Kryophere are a fucking heavy band, there is so much more depth to their sound, so many layers for your to emmerse yourself in as Hiraeth works its twisted magic on your brain. Death metal, black metal, thrash metal, stoner rock, symphonic metal, it’s all here, somewhere in the mix, and you don’t have to try too hard to get a taste of it all . While some may question whether, by flitting between genres, the band know their true identity, if you really get what this band are about, then you will soon realize how much this fizzing cocktail of all that is heavy works so well together. Musical carnage is probably the best description for material like Children Of Prometheus while The Legend Of Gary Boozey And His Infamous Bulbish Crumbs is the work of pure madmen, simple as.
Of course, the chaos that is contained in these forty odd minutes makes you wonder how utterly out of control the live show is but then, as bands like Slipknot are testament to, sometimes the best live experiences are the ones where you don’t know what to expect next. On that score, Kryophere could be one of the most explosive bands to emerge from the UK scene in a long time so be prepared for anything.
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