London boys Karybdis step up the game and then some with the first release since their debut From The Depths. Their latest album Samsara is due to be released on the 19th February. Samsara features a dirty groove fused with melodic death that just…works.
Every musical component in this release is perfectly entwined within one another, working symbiotically to produce a masterpiece. Rich’s heavy, aggressive vocals meet their match with melodic guitars, choppy drum beats and impressive orchestral undertones.
Karybdis nicely continue with their ongoing nautical theme with the track titles of this album, and being an absolute girl, Mermaids is my favourite track on this album. There is a soft, jazzy introduction to this song before it explodes into a high energy, guttural wall of sound.
For those who have not heard of the band, they have the same heavy groove as Lamb of God, with influences from The Black Dahlia Murder and the majesty of Behemoth to boot. If you have heard of them, I would point you in the direction of melodic death metal band, Infestus. Karybdis are beautifully complex, without being too hard on the ears (that is, if you like the vocal style). Their high energy and brutal groove is a breath of fresh air in a stagnant pool of bands rising from the UK.
This release has something for every metalhead, the groovers, the death metallers, the thrashers and those into prog – this release has a bit of everything for everyone, in a massive amalgamation of sound.
Karybdis will be playing at Wrongstock 2016 on Saturday 19th March in Camden alongside Evile, Stoneghost, Derange, Limb, Eradikator, Reprisal and Wail of Sirens. Tickets £15
Samsara Track Listing:
- Summon the Tides
- Rich O’Donnell: Vocals
- Pierre Dujardin: Guitar
- Matt Lowry: Guitar
- Mitch McGugan: Drums
- Jay Gladwin: Bass