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Review: Crypt Sermon - Out of the Garden
Crypt Sermon
Out of the Garden

Label: Dark Descent Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 42:42
Tracks: 7
Genre: Doom Metal


Review online: July 3, 2015
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
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Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (12 Votes)

Philadelphia natives Crypt Sermon appeared to the world in 2013 with a good demo entitled Demo MMXIII, paving the way to their first full-length album, Out of the Garden. Playing classic Doom Metal in the likes of Candlemass and Solitude Aeturnus, these guys rely on mainly "tried and true" formulas of the genre and, despite not having anything relatively new to offer, don't lose their personality.

Out of the Garden features strong songwriting and memorable efforts, like the grandiose "Into the Holy of Holies" and the depressive "The Master's Bouquet". Mid and slow-paced tunes fill the album – as it should be with a Doom band – but don't worry, because I assure you will not get bored as the 7 songs are well distributed throughout the course of the album.

All in all, the album has all the elements we love so much in Doom Metal: the epicness, the heaviness, the melancholy, the anger. Crypt Sermon has managed to capture all of that and transform Out of the Garden in a respectable contender for the genre. Early Candlemass and Dio-era Black Sabbath fans will be all over this, but every metalhead that knows better should give this one a spin, because this, my friends, is 2015's Doom Metal album to beat.

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