This LP bridges the gap between Unending Degradation and Cadaver Circulation in terms of the transition between what you'd normally expect of Finnish DM and the cavernous, atmospheric approach Krypts has well mastered. There is a blend of both sides of Krypts here and this album stands on its own among their other albums as some of the best DM Finland has to offer.
Favorite track: The Withering Titan.
Three years may have passed since ‘Unending Degradation’ but KRYPTS have lost none of their excruciating power that
made their debut album such a special one, erecting a bridge
in between their homeland glorious and downtuned early
90’s glory and something even more sinister and doom-
ladden. And the arrival in 2015 of Jukka Aho from
GOREPHILIA on second guitar has done nothing to alter that
rare chemistry, on the contrary…
Just like its predecessor, ‘Remnants of Expansion’ reeks of
that ancient feeling but dives even deeper into the abyss.
Clocking altogether at 33 minutes, there’s something very
majestic and solemn about its five songs. Like a serpent
circling its prey, the Finns like to play shadow and it’s never
truer than on the album’s opener, the monstrous 10 minutes
+ ‘Arrow of Entropy’. But its follow-up ‘The Withering Titan’
for instance starts off with Mongol throat chanting, two
minutes later the listener is buried under a barrage to bury
the listener under a deluge of blastbeats, only to let the
instrumental title-track drown you in the cold and
bottomless waters of funeral doom.
Once again adorned with Timo Ketola cryptic artwork,
‘Remnants of Expansion’ is like a big haunted house at a top
of a dead trees infested hill on the outskirts of town by a
moonless night. Grand in scope, seemingly devoid of any
human touch and yet towering over us like a malevolent
entity. Behold. - written by Olivier "Zoltar" Badin