Cryptic Carnage
And Another Kingdom Was Born...

A mix of German thrash chord progressions (without the speed), dark metal riffs, and the occasional flute that really doesn't remind me too much of anyone, which (as I like to say) is usually good. This disc is a bit of a yawner at times because it is usually rather slow with a song or two picking up the pace, but their originality makes up for it for me. Guitars are fairly straightforward riffs with a bit of chugging at times, as well as the occasional clean/acoustic part. The vocals are mainly a black metal rasp that remind of Atilla at times, but clean vocals pop up here and there. If you like stuff like early Hefeystos or stuff like that, check this out, but I would recommend listening before buying.

2000 j. mcintyre