Finland’s Cryptic Hatred perform monolithic, feral death metal that taps into the vein of 1990s classics—yet re-forges them in the fires of youth. The band came together in 2019 when Jami Lamio (guitars), Tatu Saves (drums), Eemil Lajoma (guitars, vox) and Miska Hagelberg (bass) met in high school. In 2020, they settled on the name Cryptic Hatred and self-recorded and released the 8-song Free from the Grave demo. In 2021 they became a powerful live force in the Finnish death metal scene, honing their chops before a growing, dedicated fanbase.
DWP is now proud to present their debut full-length: Nocturnal Sickness. The album sees the newcomers transgressing conventional boundaries of aural revulsion, digging the grave of 90s death metal and bending its corpse towards more contemporary malformations. From the first notes of “Into the Depths” to the last gasp of “Eternal Horror,” the band exhibit an unyielding confidence and precision as each track moves with driving, tank-like ferocity. The future is here and it is dark, ugly and vile…
Desert Wastelands (USA), 2022.