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Apokryphus – Apokryphus VII (2021)

Apokryphus
Release date: September 12th, 2021
Label: Independent

Here we have an instrumental EP by this band that has had some releases, I never really put an ear to them until this release and it got my attention.

It opens up with the track Battle and it comes out with a great drive but then you hear that squeaking guitar tone that I’m not a fan of but the good thing is it doesn’t last long but this is a great opener to be honest these guys know what they are doing, as we go into Blessed Death and here the energy keeps flowing with a short tempo change thrown in this is just killer to the ear but that tone I referred to shows up even more on here but at this point I can accept it as I never heard it put to a more battering as it comes across here.

Interlude, is wicked sounding piece thrown in with church bells and even the cries of a baby but the thunder behind it really gave it a chilling feel as it lead the way into Winter, which is a full onslaught as this goes for the throat from the start and has a really cutting edge to it, another dagger on the plate, as the closer Tenebris packs the same punch the band has given us through this whole opus, more crunchy riffage is displayed here but still at full volume you could say and a strange outro to end the madness, good release.

The band left me wanting to explore what they have released prior to this, I can appreciate what they are delivering from what I heard here, so definitely give them an ear.

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