Kryptos - Force Of Danger - Reviewed By All Around Metal ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.allaroundmetal.com/component/content/article/26-releases/8891-kryptos-indian-metal-force
Kill what a force, 'sti Indians! And what a great find for me! Yet it is since 1998 that they devastate everywhere with their powerful and quintessential Power Metal. The Kryptos have seen fit to be inspired – for their name – by those cheerful mortuary chambers attached to the churches or to those very nice catacombs already known in ancient Rome, dabbling, in the texts, to discuss mythology, occultism, paranormal and science fiction while having nothing to do with Doom, Dark, Black Metal. This CD, in fact, is pure and sacrosanct old school metal, with just a few sprinkles of Thrash here and there; very robust and impactful, with very well thought out riffs. Some reminiscence of Heavy of the Japanese school (Loudness, Bow Wow and beautiful company) can be noticed, even if the virtuoso of the six strings on duty is missing, with the solos that are rather nosy and incisive without ever making people cry out for a miracle, but – in any case – honest and effective. The same applies to singing, which is also calibrated on a balanced standing: we are certainly not in the presence of an Eric Adams but it fits well into the context without overdoing it. Even the melodic lines are enjoyable without ever overflowing into the commercial, giving discreet personality to the songwriting, overall valuable without inventing anything but revisiting the metallic stylistic features in an excellent way. On the other hand, our four horsemen of the Ganges have reached the beauty of fourteen releases, between singles and full-length, so there is a certain maturity both compositional and executive. A band now very well run-in, with a sound more than tested, massive and – at times – with a really fierce attitude as it should be.
Eight lashes among which – in my opinion – stand out the opening track, the Maideniana (the dutiful tribute to the iron virgin must still be paid today ...) "Nighthawk" and the title track (very "catchy"). Ultimately, a more than discreet work, which certainly deserves the purchase and which could have its say in your discography. - All Around Metal
Release Date: October 1st, 2021
FFO: Judas Priest, Kreator, Accept, Enforcer, Exciter, Midnight
Location: Bangalore, India
Kryptos was formed in 1998 in Bangalore, India and have long been considered one of the spearheads of the Indian heavy metal revolution. With six critically acclaimed albums under their belt, they have supported some of metal’s biggest names like Iron Maiden, Testament, Kreator, Exodus and many more, earning themselves a reputation as a fiery and exciting live act.
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