Crypt Lurker are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a very heavy form of occult doom metal with elements of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Baneful Magic And Necromancy Rites Archaic" which was released as a joint effort between Ulthar Records and Mordgrimm Records.
"Shadowclad, Pale" begins with some heavy doom metal guitar riffs and drums and after a couple of minutes black metal screams make their way into the song along with some dark sounding melodies and the song utilizes the same riff throughout the song for the most part.
'Bearer Of The Two Torches" begins wit h some really heavy and dark guitar riffs along with some drums as well as some melody being added to the guitar riffing which leads up to the screaming vocals and after awhile you can hear some powerful bass guitars and after 5 minutes the guitar riffing gets more diverse along with some dark sounding guitar leads.
"Crossing The Abysmal Depths" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums along with a small amount of dark and melodic melodic riffing and there are no vocals present on this song with the music being all instrumental and the song closes with some sound effects.
"To The Piping Of Two Amorphous Idiot Flute Players" begins with some heavy guitar riffs and drums which leads up to some vocals a few seconds later and the song uses the same heavy riffing throughout the 10 minute length of the songbut closes with some avant garde sounds.
Song lyrics cover Occultism and Darkness, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound with a couple of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Crypt Lurker are a very great sounding occult doom metal band with elements of black and death metal and if you are a fan of the musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Shadowclad, Pale" and "To The Piping Of Two Amorphous Idiot Flute Players". RECOMMENDED BUY.