EP Review: Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below (Testimony Records/Redefining Darkness Records)

The Crypts Below is the new EP from extreme metal, Sentient Horror. Four (plus a cover) tracks of malice, putridity and tenacity. The EP will be released March 30th 2018 via Testimony Records (Europe/World) & Redefining Darkness Records (North America).

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The swirling fury of Enter Crypts Below serves as a hell of an introduction to Sentient Horror’s new EP. A blast to the mind, body & soul . The death metal band grab the listener by the ankle and drag them down into the darkness.

A strong start isn’t lost as Bled Dry By the Night and Hatchet Crimes prove that Sentient Horror understand that their fury needs some level of control. It’s untamed & wild but is all too aware of its actions at the same time. A beast that has made the decision to go feral.

The final original track from the extreme metalists shows this wildness off perfectly. Hell Marked is a raging & bloodying track filled with screeching guitars, crushing drum hits & roaring vocals.

The short EP closes out with a cover of Edge of Sanity’s Darkday, a moody, slightly melodic & punchy effort that lives up to the originals power. All while still holding up Sentient Horror’s end of the bargain.



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Sentient Horror – The Crypts Below Full Track Listing:

1. Enter Crypts Below
2. Bled Dry By the Night
3. Hatchet Crimes
4. Hell Marked
5. Darkday (Edge Of Sanity Cover)

You can order the EP now via Redefining Darkness Records’ here and Testimony Records here. You can also pick up the band’s earlier music via their Bandcamp here. Find out more/keep up to date with news by liking Sentient Horror’s Facebook.

Sentient Horror - The Crypts Below (Testimony Records/Redefining Darkness Records)
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