Krampus are a band from Italy that plays a mixture of folk metal mixed with melodic black/death and this is a review of their self released 2011 e.p "Kronos Heritage".
Drums range from slow to mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the keyboards and folk instruments bring a very atmospheric and medievel feeling to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced riffs that combine folk metal with melodic death and black metal, while the lead guitars have a very melodic sound to the guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are a mixture of high pitched melodic black/death screams and growls mixed in with some clean singing, while the lyrics cover Moral Principles and Values In The Ancient Times, as for the production it has a very strong and powerful sound to it.
In my opinion Krampus are a very good melodic sounding folk/death/black metal band and if you are a fan of this style, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Aftermath". RECOMMENDED BUY.