Crypt Sermon released their second full length album, The Ruins of Fading Light on September 13, 2019. The immediate reception of the album was overwhelmingly positive. Crypt Sermon provides an exciting blend of epic power metal and doom in a blend they call “epic doom.”
Brooks’ distinctive vocals help Crypt Sermon’s unique sound stand out among many of today’s metal bands. In addition to traditional and extreme metal, the singer brings a love for country and pop music to the table.
Crypt Sermon’s lyrics focus primarily on Christianity and its influence on society in the past, present, and future. Many of the tracks on The Ruins of Fading Light can be interpreted in several different ways. One person may find a sense of religious disillusionment while another may be empowered by the impact of Christianity. The track “Christ is Dead” is a great example. On its surface it appears anti-religious, but digging deeper reveals that it’s a song exploring the impact of Christ’s death on humanity.
The Ruins of Fading Light
The Ruins of Fading Light is a great album and critics agree. Publications like Decibel Magazine, Loudwire, Metal Injection, Pitchfork, and Metal Sucks all have positive things to say about the album. Most of them featuring it on their top albums of the year lists.
- “Key of Solomon”
- “Christ is Dead”
- “Beneath the Torchfire Glare”