VRYKOLAKAS - And Vrykolakas Brings Chaos & Destruction - Reviewed By Full Metal Mayhem ! Check it out here at this link: https://lorenzvangore.wixsite.com/fullmetalmayhem/post/vrykolakas-mit-and-vrykolakas-brings-chaos-and-destruction
Release date: It comes on the first of July 2021
Other releases of the band: This is their third album. In addition, there are four splits and demos, two EP's and a compilation.
How did I get to know the band: The Metal Devastation Radio offered me this split and death metal from strange corners of the world I always listen to.
How do I find the record: Just awesome the album. Let's listen to it together:
SILKHANNAS FALLS FROM GRACE emerges from silence, like the dorsal fin of a shark, before it strikes. Unfortunately, it only remains with this metaphor, since the song maintains the tempo of the intro, but the vocals complain really bold and inhumane. Only late the tempo is tightened, but it is still a strong song for the entry into the album.
KAF-FA-RA gives more gas than its predecessor at the beginning and maintains the hardness nicely. The riffing also sounds better here, maybe just because of the increased tempo. Either way, I fell in love with the song.
YAJUJ MAJUJ VERSUS THE WORLD starts rather impulsively, but falls more and more into frenzy and at first glance may sound a bit confused, but I like it. High-speed death metal, as you would wish for it.
THE DAJJAL BRINGS CHAOS remains true to the style and gallops from the beginning. But this song has something that particularly occupies me for him. Maybe the moshparts in the middle, I don't know. In any case, here we have one of my favorites of the album.
THE STORM AND THE SHADOWS starts off pretty old-school, a rumbling production, to frenzied claps and thunderous drums. Then the whole song, when everyone has come together, really accelerates and gives a really cool solo in the middle.
THE JASED ON THE THRONE captivates right from the start with its merciless dummy. Then it really starts. Just awesome this storm of death lead. Another entry on my favorites list.
TRANSCENDNG THE QUANTUM REALM OF BARZAKH brings a bit of the style, as groove is used here. It fits like ass on bucket and brings some variety to the album, just when you might be afraid that they have exhausted their formula.
SEVEN STEPS ABOVE SIX FEET UNDER ends the album with one last firecracker. If the riff had been played a little higher, I could have described it as psychotic. The ideal conclusion for this album.
Conclusion: Just great, what they have delivered there. The album should be a must-have date for every Deathhead out there. Frenzied, brutal death metal, as it should be. - Full Metal Mayhem
Country : Singapore
Album Title: And Vrykolakas Brings Chaos & Destruction
Format: Audio CD, Vinyl, Tape
Date of Release: 01/07/21
Label: Dark Blasphemies Records (CD worldwide)
Sadist Records ( Tapes and CD south east Asia Release)
Vrykolakas has returned!
Entering into an ominous thirteenth release, the Singaporean Death Metal warriors prove the caliber of compositions once again. This eight tracker is to be put on CD by Dark Blasphemies Records (Spain and also other formats released by other labels). Considering that Vrykolakas is a three piece, that as the band puts it, is a trinity of death metal, rolling slowly over many of their contemporary counterparts within the realm our beloved Death Metal scene. - Antichrist Magazine
FFO: Morbid Angel, Deicide, Immolation, Nile
Dark Blasphemies Records