Review: Krysthla – A War of Souls and Desires

Strangely deciding to label themselves ‘intense heavy metal’, Northamptonshire’s Krysthla pack several fistfuls more of unadulterated brutality into their debut album than the Iron Maidens and Judas Priests of this world suggested by that tag. Drawing from the increasingly popular melting pot of metalcore, thrash and downtuned tech-metal, often lazily labelled simply as ‘modern metal’,…