Karybdis – “Samsara”

karybdisExtreme metal from UK’s Karybdis will please the fans of Revocation, Lamb of God, and Soilwork to name a few. You won’t find clean vocals during the choruses here, folks. Very heavy slamming mid-tempo riffs mingled with thrashy sections, sparingly used blast-beats, dual-guitar leads and symphonic elements are all found on Karybdis’ second full-length “Samsara”

This is modern extreme metal where thrash, heavy metal, death metal and groove metal are molded into chaotic wholes. The overall sound is lifted into epic status with the inclusion of the strings or choir voices at just the right places (i.e. Summon the Tides).

The production is top-shelf and all-encompassing (the drums sound amazing), the artwork is fantastic, and the vocals are up your alley if you are a L. Randall Blythe or early Speed Strid fan (no clean singing). Two things happen when this CD finishes; I want to listen another time and I want to listen to Karybdis’ previous CD “From the Depths.”

Rating: 8/10

1. Rorschach
2. Forsaken
3. Constellations (strings)
4. Ascendancy
5. Mermaids
6. Samsara
7. Summon The Tides
8. Monster
9. Avarice
10. Absence

Label: Beasting Records
Bandcamp: karybdis.bandcamp.com/album/samsara

About Ryan Good

Formerly: Host of "Strong PROGress", college radio music program Director of Loud Rock Department WSUM in Madison, WI On-Air Host 105.5 WMMM in Madison, WI Drums/songwriter/vocals Runga Kutta Host "So Jam Good" in Nekoosa, WI
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