E.P. Review: Ecryptus - Kyr’am Beskar
Reviewed by Daniel Phipps
Ecryptus are a group of elite assassins originally from Korriban (the original homeworld of the Sith species and a sacred planet for the Sith Order) and now residing in Atlanta, Georgia are coming to provide you with a display of galactic death metal. Taking their influence from the dark side, Ecryptus who have been active since 2002 uses the force to offer a gruesome display of crushing death metal. The assassin's new release Kyr'am Beskar see’s it being unleashed in January through SBDC Records.
Kyr'am Beskar (which is the Mandelorian translation of death metal) see’s Ecryptus offer four tracks of annihilating old school death metal, which has a powerful very traditional death metal sound. Along with their furious grinding and macabre old school approach to the song writing by Ecryptus, Kyr'am Beskar also is infused with a heavy dose of blackened death metal riffing throughout.
Kyr'am Beskar’s sound is full of crushing and gruesome old school guitars and its pounding drums pummel through each track, with a vocal attack aggressively displayed switching between booming low’s and demonic high’s through each song. Ecryptus lyrical concepts combine classic death metal violence and the Star Wars franchise giving you horrific tales of forced slavery, the collecting of undead trophies,l ight sabre wealding maniacs and not a Jar Jar Binks in sight.
Crushing display of death metal, Ecryptus delivers...
It’s dark, devastatingly heavy and just plain dirty. The bands Star Wars based theme does not overtake and become gimmicky in order to distract from their musical shortcomings where Ecryptus may not scream originality with their sound or musical creativity, but this does not really matter when what they deliver is good honest death metal.