Artist: Crypt of the Zombilord
Album: Crypt of the Zombilord

Year: 2011
Genrer: Crust Punk, Grindcore
Run time: 30 minutes
My rating: 3.5 out of 5

The Swedish city of Borås, also called the navellid of Sweden, doesn´t have much out of anything interesting that sets it´s roots and grows itself prosperous, except for the birth of Goregasmic Cinema of course, but also a filthy crustlayered grind band by the name Crypt of the Zombilord decided to raise from the grave in that city.

CotZ have been active since 2011 and the same year they released a demo that later became an official EP, after that members got scattered all over the globe and the activity seemed to fade away, but the band is still active and have future plans for splits and releases.

Crust/Grind hybridization have had a pretty promising field in this blue and yellow part of the world with Nasum grabbing the flag and leading the scene into victory. Crypt of the Zombilord have another take on the style than the more wellknown guys in Nasum, it's not as sterile, clean nor is it blasting the existence out of everything that comes in the ratio of three meters of the stage but that doesn't make it bad.

The first musical taste of this untitled EP is aptly named Okazaki Fragments and my growing interest for genetic modified experiments and biological replications starts to shimmer in an instant, after a quick sample regarding the rise of the dead fittingly enough the music bursts away in a filthy and early influenced manor, trampling firmly in the muddy trenches of Impetigo, Deviated Instinct, Repulsion, Disrupt, Agathocles, Doom, Autopsy, Rot, Terrorizer, Contagium and Defecation, the band even throws on layers of punk, old school death metal (both groovy and blastfilled brutality) and a bit of trash, in some songs the deceased band Frightmare even came to mind.

Vocalwise Fredrik and Gregs style is more akin to the duo style of Lance Lencioni and Charles Lescewicz in Macabres earlier releases and you can't fail with that! The only complain that comes to mind is that during the blasts and d-beats the snare tends to disappear and all I could hear was the hi-hat or cymbals.

This EP was a great reminder of what once was and should never be forgotten in the musical scene and after listening to this release I am going to keep my eyes on them and hope that they will be more active and starts to wreak havoc in a near future.


Band members:
Bergman - Drums/Grunts
Robban - Bass
Elk - Guitar/Screams

Label: Independent
Country: Sweden | U.K

Bandcamp: https://doomsdaykvlt.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cryptofthezombilord