Dampe's Keep are a band from Oregon that plays an instrumental form of raw and primitive sounding cascadian black metal and this is a review of their self titled 2012 ep which was released by Glossolalia Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with primitive black metal riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding combining European, Cascadian and post black metal influences to create a sound of their own along with some melody being thrown into the riffing at times as will as mixing in video game music riffs, while the lead guitars are very dark and melodic sounding cascadian black metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals and song writing are all absent from the recording with the music being all instrumental, while the song themes are based on the Legend Of Zelda games, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive sound while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Dampe's Keep are a very great sounding instrumental, raw and primitive cascadian black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Song Of Healing". RECOMMENDED BUY.