Cryostasium are a band from Boston, Massachusetts that plays a mixture of black metal and crust with a touch of noise/grind and this is a review of their 2014 album "Stalwart" which was released by Symbol Of Domination Productions.
A very fast, raw, distorted and noisy black metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and all of the musical instruments are very powerful sounding and the music is also very avant garde and experimental at times but always done with guitars while some of the faster riffs also bring in the raw energy of crust punk.
At times you can hear the aggression and raw energy of noise/grind in the music while vocals and songwriting are absent from the recording with all of the music being mostly instrumental except towards the end where angry shouts and screams can be heard and you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and at times the riffs also bring in a small amount of melody while the main focus remains more on a raw, crusty, and noisy style of black metal.
Cryostasium plays a musical style that takes a very raw form of black metal and mixes it in with crust, noise, grind and d beat to create a style of their own and the production also has a very powerful sound to it.
In my opinion Cryostasium are a very great sounding mixture of raw black metal, crust, noise/grind and d beat and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Salve" "Eclipse" "Gone" and "Inept". 8 out of 10.