HELTER SKELTER PRODUCTIONS are proud to present KRYPTAMOK's debut demo, Profaani, on CD & 12" vinyl format.
Originally released on cassette tape earlier this summer, Profaani introduced KRYPTAMOK with an icy fury. And yet, the band is hardly a newcomer per se, as mainman Hex Inferi is a veteran of the always fertile Finnish black metal underground, having played in Vordven in the late '90s and early 2000s and more recently as bassist of the institutional Horna. Fittingly, then, KRYPTAMOK is pure and total Finnish black metal classicism: blazing passion pitted against cryogenic melody, filthy thrust imbued with nightsky atmosphere. And yet, Hex Inferi shows an epic, more haunting aspect compared to his no-less-distinguished contemporaries, suggesting that Profaani is a righteous foundation on which KRYPTAMOK will no doubt build.
"Krigsdøger" is one of the best black metal releases I had the pleasure to listen to over the last months. It spreads the pioneer spirit from the 90s, it is rough and melodic at the same time and even the sharp sound reminds me at some Grieghallen classics. Quite unique and full of black metal hits! Listen for example to "En pålagt byll" and decide for yourself. H.L.