Album Review – Crypt Sermon “Out of the Garden” (Doom Metal/Heavy Metal)

crypt-sermon-out-of-the-gardenReview By Jeff Black
4.5/5 Dragons
Review from Vandala Magazine; APRIL 2015 Edition – Read Interviews, Reviews and more in Aprils’ issue FREE HERE

Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Who expected the best doom metal record of the 2010’s come from Philly of all places? I don’t know about you guys, but I could give little more than a dry fart for most of the calculated occult dreck that gets passed for “rock” these days. What I DO care about are rock-hard riffs and flame-forged songs. Singer Brooks Wilson has one of the best metal voices I’ve heard in an American band since… well, whatever Harry Conklin last released. Steven Jansson crams his solos full of notes to the point of bursting, but it’s never showboating or gaudy. Lyrics get biblical. By that I mean they’re based on the bible, as opposed to being about epic things (although that’s true too). I’m still trying to figure out what “Glaciers of Leather” are, but whatever. Sounds like these cats smoked up an ounce of stardust wrapped in the pages of Revelations before penning these tunes. Best tracks? You tell me; they’re all glorious.


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