Brazilian death metal outfit Crypta will release their mighty second album Shades of Sorrow this Friday, 4th August 2023, via Napalm Records.
Ahead of the landmark event, the band have revealed their beast of a new single, ‘The Other Side of Anger’.
Stream ‘The Other Side of Anger’ here: https://youtu.be/WESOssx4e-k
After smashing in with the relentless ‘Lord of Ruins‘, and then ‘Trial of Traitors‘, the third single from the album showcases Crypta as a force to be reckoned with. Outstanding death metal drumming on ‘The Other Side of Anger’ sets the scene for threatening vocals, evoking an uncontrollable storm.
With millions of video views and performances at the famous Wacken Open Air, among other premium festivals, the band will add another highlight when supporting Ghost at two shows later this year.
Pre-order Shades of Sorrow here: https://lnk.to/CRYPTA-ShadesOfSorrow/napalmrecords
Formed in 2019 by former Nervosa members Luana Dametto (drums) and Fernanda Lira (vocals), and now featuring guitarists Tainá Bergamaschi and Jessica di Falchi, Crypta broke the charts with their highly praised debut album, Echoes of the Soul, in 2021.
The album received massive critical and fanbase acclaim for a debut release – including landing at #55 on the Official German Album Charts and debuting at #15 on both the US Hard Music Albums and Top New Artist Albums charts.
On Shades of Sorrow, the band stays true to their unique sound that was introduced on their first full-length, blending classic and modern death metal with significant extreme and black metal elements.
Fernanda Lira (bass, vocals) on Shades of Sorrow: “Shades of Sorrow is a semi-concept album which describes a journey through the depths of our psyche when facing tough battles.
It’s a trip to the many shades of pain we sometimes have to face while enduring our lives’ challenges. The songs are the perfect gloomy, dark, emotional soundtrack for this journey.
As a raging monster on its own, Shades of Sorrow begins with the instrumental piano intro track ‘The Aftermath’, creating an ominous atmosphere before ‘Dark Clouds’ kicks straight off with feral growls to drop jaws, showcasing the full extent of the band’s striking interplay from the very first second.
‘Poisonous Apathy’ features electrifying guitar sounds and prominent hard-hitting bass, creeping into the listener’s brain. Ruthless ‘The Outsider’ unleashes a massive drum attack and another ferocity of coals, before it fades into a softer outro that melts seamlessly into the intro of ‘Stronghold’, one of the slower and more melodic tracks on the album.
Outstanding death metal drumming on ‘The Other Side of Anger’ sets the scene for threatening vocals, evoking an uncontrollable storm. Dark and deep instrumental piano interlude ‘The Limbo’ acts as an intro to the impressive guitar work on ‘Trial of Traitors’.
Following the eerie, haunting ‘Lullaby for the Forsaken‘ comes ‘Agents of Chaos‘, showcasing the undeniable talent of the band with its many changes. Relentless death metal tracks ‘Lift the Blindfold’ and ‘Lord of Ruins’ offer the last dose of true Crypta sound, leaving the listener breathless before the beautiful instrumental outro ‘The Closure’ wraps the album up.
It is clear that the talented women of Crypta have created another impressive masterpiece with Shades of Sorrow, presenting the very best of their technical ability and songwriting skills on this 13-track onslaught. Shades of Sorrow was recorded at Family Mob Studio, mixed by Daniel Bergstrand at 33 Stockholm, Sweden and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio.
1 The Aftermath
2 Dark Clouds
3 Poisonous Apathy
4 The Outsider
6 The Other Side of Anger
7 The Limbo
8 Trial of Traitors
9 Lullaby for the Forsaken
10 Agents of Chaos
11 Lift the Blindfold
12 Lord of Ruins
13 The Closure