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Crypta Announce Album Titled Shades of Sorrow, Drop First Single “Lord of Ruins”


Brazilian death metal quartet Crypta are dragging a new slate of tunes out of the rainforests and jamming it straight into your earholes, as they announced their sophomore album Shades of Sorrow will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records.

Fresh off a series of festival dates and just before they’re set to embark on their own European tour, the band released the new album’s first single, “Lord of Ruins.” Drummer Luana Dametto said the track was chosen as the world’s introduction to their followup to 2021’s Echoes of the Soul because it most accurately encapsulated the album’s tone.

“’Lord of Ruins’ was our pick for a first single ‘cause it combines both melodic and aggressive melodies that are present throughout the whole album. So we thought it’s a good representation of what to expect of the whole piece. It’s also the final song of the record and it has a very impactful meaning. It’s the closure of the whole album concept and it also fits perfectly to the artwork concept we had in mind.”

For those that have never listened to Crypta, imagine an all-female extreme metal band that takes the entire timeline of death metal and smashes it together with some black metal elements to create their own sound.

As for the album itself, bassist and vocalist Fernanda Lira said Shades of Sorrow has a story to tell that offers a more introspective look into the ways the human mind deals with adversity and trauma.

“’Shades of Sorrow’ is a semi-concept album which meaning describes a journey through the depths of our psyche when facing tough battles. It’s a trip to the many shades of pain we sometimes have to face while enduring our lives challenges. The songs are the perfect gloomy, dark, emotional soundtrack for this journey.”

Shades of Sorrow will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records, but you can preorder your copy today. For more information on the album, including the tracklist and variants, be sure to check out the rest of the page below the video.

‘Shades of Sorrow’ Track List:

1 The Aftermath

2 Dark Clouds

3 Poisonous Apathy

4 The Outsider

5 Stronghold

6 The Other Side of Anger

7 The Limbo

8 Trial of Traitors

9 Lullaby for the Forsaken

10 Agents of Chaos

11 Lift the Blindfold

12 Lord of Ruins

13 The Closure

Crypta Announce Album Titled Shades of Sorrow, Drop First Single “Lord of Ruins”


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