Ancient Crypts are a band from Chile that plays a dark and old school mixture of death and doom metal and this is a review of their 2013 cassette "Devoured By Serpents' which was released by Iron Bonehead Productions.
"Deep Into the Ancient Crypts" starts off with guitar distortion and drums before going into a dark and heavy doom metal guitar riff along with some melodic parts, after awhile blast beats and fast old school death metal riffs kick in along with some deep growls as well as switching back and forth between the slow and fast parts.
"Between The Mortuary Remains" starts off with blast beats, fast death metal guitar riffs and deep growls and switching form slow and fast parts throughout the song as well as mixing in doom metal elements in the slower sections.
"Devoured By Remains" starts off with powerful drums and heavy doom/death guitar riffing which sets up the pace for the deep growls staying in that area for a couple of minutes before adding in dark sounding melodies into the guitar riffing while still retaining the heavier parts and speeding up a bit with some blast beats.
"Procession To Nyarlathotep" starts off with dark melodies, heavy doom/death metal guitar riffs and powerful drums which set up the mood for the deep growls and after awhile t he song goes into a more old school death metal direction with blast beats and fast riffing for a few moments before returning to the slower parts and as the song moves on their is a brief use of a dark guitar solo mixing in with t he rhythm sections.
Song lyrics cover Lovecraft and Necronomicon themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound with the bass guitar being mixed down low in the mix with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Ancient Crypts are a very great sounding hybrid of doom and old school death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Deep Into the Ancient Crypts" and "Procession To Nyarlathotep". RECOMMENDED BUY.