Shadows In The Crypt are a band from Pennsylvania that has been recently been featured in this zine with a musical style that mixes old school, raw and primitive melodic occult black metal with thrash influences and this is a review of their 2012 album (Fanatical)Ready To Die" which was released by STIC Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being used at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast old school style melodic black metal riffs that are very dark, raw and primitive sounding along with a good amount of thrash influences being thrown into the riffing as well as a great amount of atmospheric elements, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding and high pitched black metal screams along with a brief use of clean singing along with some deep death metal growls, while the lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness, as for the production it has a very dark, heavy, raw and primitive sound with the music having more of an atmospheric European sound than an American one.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Shadows In The Crypt and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Great Apocayliptic Storm" and "The Abyss Open Wide". RECOMMENDED BUY.