Dipygus are a band from Monterrey Bay, California that plays a mixture of doom. death metal, grindcore and punk and this is a review of their 2019 album "Deathooze" which was released on cassette and cd by Caligari Records.
Blast beats and grindcore elements start off the album along with the vocals being mostly deep and guttural death metal growls. Influences of punk are also used quite a bit throughout the recording along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily rooted in doom metal.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length. Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing along with the music being very heavily rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's era and screams are also utilized at times.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they also remain very true to an old school style as well as some spoken word and movie samples also being added into certain sections of the recording and all of the music also sticks to a heavier direction along with one song being an instrumental. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover cryptids and antiquity themes.
In my opinion Dipygus are a very great sounding mixture of doom, death metal, grindcore and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mekong Maneater" "Cyclopia" and "Angillas: Killer Of the Living". 8 out of 10.