Cryptic Realms are an international band with members from Greece, Mexico, Brazil and the United States that plays a very old school form of death metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Eve Of Fatality" which was released by Weed Hunter Records.
A very raw, dirty and heavy sound starts off the demo before adding in death metal growls along with some morbid sounding melodies that have a very heavy Swedish influence to them and the solos and leads also remain true to very old school style of the genre and the songs sound like they could of easily been recorded almost 25 years ago.
Most of the music sticks to a mid paced direction while the growling vocals are also very easy to understand and when the music finally speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard and one of the tracks also brings in horror movie samples and as the demo progresses the songs also start bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Cryptic Realms plays a style of death metal that is very raw and dirty in the early 90's style and also ignores all of the modern trends of the past 25 years, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover death, the undead and gore themes.
In my opinion Cryptic Realms are a very great sounding raw, old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Total Demise" and "Eve Of Fatality". 8 out of 10.