Apocryfal are a band from Finland that plays a very dark and heavy form of death metal with a blackened touch and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Abberation of Mind".
A very dark and heavy death metal guitar sound starts off the ep along with some deep growls that evoke a demonic feeling at times and you can also hear some melodies in their music at times and after the intro the music starts having more of a modern death metal feeling while the fast parts and blast beats bring in more of an old school Swedish feeling.
Throughout the ep there is a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the ep progresses black metal screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording while the musical style sticks mostly to a death metal direction and all of the musical instruments on the ep have a very powerful sound to t hem.
Apocryfal plays a style of death metal that incorporated both modern and old school elements along with the darkness of black metal to create their own sound, the production sound s very dark and powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover Death, Mythology and Religion themes.
In my opinion Apocryfal are a very great sounding dark and heavy death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Contra" and "A Theist". 8 out of 10.