Crypt Rot
An Ancient Summoning

Just when I think we don’t need any more ‘Crypt’ named bands I get a random promo from one of the oddest band/label combinations- A brutal death metal band from Wales, that sound like they are from America’s Midwest and East Coast, residing on a sludge doom label (for the cassette release) and the CD version being released on a Malaysian label.

Either way, what we have here from this particular Crypt Rot, is a killer 30 minutes of brutal, slamming East Coast style death metal that reminds me of a muddier Dying Fetus or Eternal Suffering and has the same sort of killer slamming energy as the Analepsy album, Quiescence , and Vomit Forth‘s Seething Malevolence from earlier this year but with a little more murderous vocals and brutality akin to say  Ohio’s 200 Stab Wounds 2021 album, Slave to the Scalpel

Starting with “The Work Of Worms” which brings on the stankiest of stank faces, this power trio absolutely brings the fucking thunder on An Ancient Summoning, mixing some super catchy slam influenced by the above bands ( I get notes of fellow Brits Ingested as well) and more putrid, gurgling, sewering dwelling brutal death metal (think Seep from Gurgling Gore Records’ roster). And there is a metric fuckton of those super heavy, but grooving slams littered in every song on the (all too short) album; “Arcane Rites”, “One Thousand Serpent Tongues”, “A Pit of Snakes”, “Pestilential Vortex”  and closer “Diabolically Reborn” in particular deliver earth-shaking, shoulder bopping slams.

Vocalist Kyle Shaun Thomas has an absolute blast furnace of a (layered/ modulated?) voice, but is also helped out on a number of tracks by some guests; Fiore Stravino (Fulci), Floor van Kuijk (Carnifloor),  and Larry Wang (Fatous Rump), some notable folks in the brutal death metal/slam world putting the maggot filled cherry on the killer slice of slamming cake.

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Written by Erik T
December 22nd, 2022

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