Thursday 19 January 2012


Cryptodira are a 4 Piece Progressive Death Metal/Post-Metal Band from Mount Sinai, New York.

The members are

Scott Acquavella - Vocals/Guitar
Shane "57-Chokeslams-and-Counting" Kennedy - Bass
Mike Monaco - Guitar
Matt Taibi - Drums

Cryptodira play a brutal blend of Progressive Death Metal with Sludge/Post-Metal influences mixed in with their highly original music.

I have to thank Mike for sending me an email as otherwise this would of passed me by. The guys have just released their superb new album – The Four Quarters. A 5 Song 32 minute album of top-notch brutal Prog-Death Metal blended in with loud outbursts of excellent Sludge/Post-Metal riffs.

The album is brutal onslaught after brutal onslaught. These guys are hugely talented musicians and the ideas on show are just astonishing. They even blend Post-Rock Ambient passages into their music as well.

The 5 songs on show had me spellbound from start to finish. I know a lot of bands are mixing Death Metal with a lot of genres nowadays but Cryptodira are one of the best bands that I have heard doing this.

They know when to lay down the heavy death metal riff amongst the Prog-Metal, Sludge/Post-Metal riffs on show. They don’t fall into one specific category. They are not fully Death Metal nor are they fully Sludge/Post-Metal either.

They fall just in-between the two to give the listener a truly heavy and at times uplifting experience.

The vocals are handled superbly well delving from absolute hardcore carnage one minute and the next amazing clean based vocals to take the music somewhere it hasn’t been before.

This is undeniably heavy from the word go just with the added Post-Rock passages this superb band lets the listener have a brief rest before pummelling the listeners senses again.

The band lists their influences as Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, ISIS, Cynic and East Of The Wall.

Well if your into those bands and ever wondered what a supergroup of those guys would sound like. Here is your answer.

The Four Quarters is a sublime album to listen to over and over again. And is another brilliant example why the best bands are currently in the underground scene.

The album is superbly played and produced by all involved and showcases this bands talent brilliantly.

An outstanding release that the band should rightly be proud of.

The band is offering this great release as a free download from the following link on their Facebook Page. Now you have no excuses in missing this superb release. So get downloading now. Absolutely Superb.

Check This Great Band from the links below.
Mediafire Link from Facebook Page