The Kryptik are a duo from Brazil that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a synth orientated form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Behold Fortress inferno" which will be released in October by Purity Through Fire.
Sounds of wind of thunder start off the ep along with some synths a few seconds later which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs and also gives the music more of a symphonic feeling. Most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length and blast beats can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the music more of a raw feeling while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. Throughout the recording you can also hear a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the vocals being mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era along with the music also capturing a ritualistic atmosphere at times as well as one track being an instrumental also introducing clean playing onto the recording, one track also adds in a small amount of battle samples,.
As the recording progresses a brief use of growls, clean singing and melodic guitar leads and solos can be heard and the ep closes with a cover Of Mayhem's "Funeral Fog" which in my opinion is unneeded considering there are too many cover versions of this song and their whole 80's to 90's catalog. The production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics cover Darkness and Occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Kryptik and if you are a fan of old school and synth orientated black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Behold Fortress Inferno" and "Paths From Eternity". 8 out of 10.