[ALBUM REVIEW] Krepitus: The Eyes of The Soulless

Canada has given us such crazy and talented Canadians such as Devin Townsend and Rush when it comes to producing timeless music. Heavy hitters, Krepitus can be added to that list. One cannot pigeon hole the bands sound into any category. Thrashing out like Carcass one minute on track opener, The Decree of Theodoseus, with drum blasts of impending doom courtesy of Harley D’orazioThe downright riff frenzy of Matt Van Wezel and vocalist Teran Wyer, who gives guttural death vocals while maintaining a stellar hardcore vibe, brings Obituary to mind.

The album only improves as it progresses. Where others can bore towards the end of the record, The Eye of The Soulless does the exact opposite. Standout Exile slows down the pace while keeping heavy as an anvil dropping on Wile E. Coyote. Guitar solos linger and the guitar wizardry takes hold. The riffs and solos seem endless on Sharpen the Blade combined with the pounding drums and bass of Curtis Beardy. The opening riff of title-track, Eyes of the Soulless seem to be in the Carcass vein however, the guitar solo and changes in this progressive piece show that Krepitus really make this ensemble their own.

Final track My Desdemona winds the album down with melodic riffs that would please Arch Enemy fans. Krepitus have plenty in store, pulling many surprises and punches from their bag of tricks. Combining death with thrash and hardcore, not to be labelled as deathcore or metalcore. Keeping it simple Krepitus are one Metal band to keep a metal eye and ear open for.


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Written by Matt Bolton

Matt Bolton has been a long time contributor for SF Media and now writes CD Reviews and Gig Reviews for HEAVY. Boltz, as he is known is responsible for his regular column for HEAVY, that being HEAVY Roots.
Boltz has a diverse taste in music when it comes to anything HEAVY. Regularly going to concerts and collecting vinyl, trying to get back to playing guitar, music has been a huge part of his life ever since receiving a Beach Boys cassette for Xmas from Rudolf. He believed in Rudolf back then. Now everything from Reggae to Black Metal is blasting through his speakers. His favourite bands range from Mr Bungle, Acid Bath, The Dwarves, System of a Down, Pantera, Inquistion, Melvins, Peter Tosh and Alice in Chains.
Winning the battle with the big C, Dimebag Darrell’s tunes helped him through the fight in long hospital stays. ‘Strength beyond strength’ tattooed across his collarbone has a deep meaning and the metal pumps through his veins. Boltz lives and breathes metal. \m/

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