Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LP Review: "Delirious Excursion" by Darkrypt

Delirious Excursion
Historically speaking, music has been traditionally segregated among races, nationalities, and creeds.

Frankly, this is not a concept that's easy to understand for this blogger.

Let's get in the Wayback Machine all the way to 1986 when the Beastie Boys were unleashing Licensed To Ill on Def Jam Records, owned by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.

They had the first major hip-hop album to hit Number One on the Billboard Charts. The Beastie Boys of course, were a former punk band peopled with Jewish New Yorkers...some of whom then transitioned to Buddhism.

Like The Run DMC version of Walk This Way released just months previous, they added colors to the palette for that genre of music. Well, what about going back even further to the Yardbirds playing 12 bar blues...a band that gave birth to Cream and Led Zeppelin. Again...palettes were expanded.

Before we start, remember what MCA said in All Right Hear This, "I give respect to what's been borrowed and lent."

Now, Darkrypt is a Swedish Death Metal band, but they're a little different than the rest of the Gothenburgers. (Gothenvillians?)

Being as they're not Swedish, but from the mysterious, sub-continent of India.

This is Swedish Death Metal through and through, but with a couple more crayons added to the box.

The classic Gothenburg sound is plainly evident, but there's also something added....

This is the most precisely played sludge album I've ever heard.

The drums have that perfect heavy blast, but never overpower the music. The riffs, though played with the steady hand of an experienced surgeon have a little bit of oil on the frets. Could that be chalked up to the extreme difference in climate? Maybe. Your home is your greatest influence.

The guitar solos oh man... These up tempo, over arching pieces of music could stand on their own instead complementing these songs.

The riffs? This is a four headed monster of metal. The tempo changes, key changes, and out and out progressive bent of these songs will keep many a listener guessing for a long time.

Darkrypt didn't invent Swedish Death Metal, but they do play it.


Release: 10/15/16
Genre: Swedish Death Metal
Label: Transcending Obscurity India

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