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14th April 2017

jools green
Jools Green

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It was less than eighteen months ago that UK Extreme Metal five-piece Krysthla assaulted our ears and challenged our minds with their dark sonic onslaught of a debut release, 'A War Of Souls And Desires'.

They return now with a crushing follow-up, the eight track monster that is 'Peace In Our Time' and they've certainly given deep consideration to the progression of their sound.

'Peace In Our Time' is still a brutal monster, like its predecessor, but there's a more sophisticated edge to the sound. It's still brutal and extreme but the technical aspect is much more 'groove rich' and the increased progressive element makes it much more listener friendly without compromising on that brutal vitality that courses though the sound and as good as 'A War Of Souls And Desires' was, this surpasses it completely.

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The carefully placed melodic elements serve to make the more brutal and intense elements seem more so and the stunning swathes of lead work that add a richness to the sound, particularly on 'The Minor Mystery Of Death' and final track, the slower in tempo but no less powerful in delivery 'Eternal Oceans'.

In fact it comes across as one seriously heavy and crushing monster and that second half lead work will completely mesmerize you.

Favourite tracks; well I like the whole album but the previous two tracks obviously caught my ear with their lead work along with 'Yawm al-Qiyamah', a catchy track with great lyrics and they've worked in a favourite expression of mine:

"In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is King," so that's obviously a winner too!

The Minor Mystery Of Death
Yawm al-Qiyamah
Make Disciples Of The Nations
In Death We Shall Not Die
Eternal Oceans
Age Of War
Eternal Oceans

The new album, 'Peace In Our Time', is out via PHD and should be of interest to fans of Meshuggah, Gojira or Strapping Young Lad and if you enjoyed their last exhilarating offering you'll love this.




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