Nihilistikrypt is a young band that just released their first demo "Required Sacrifices". This Estonian outfit plays melodic deathmetal and their effort surprises me in a positive manner. It´s always risky to try and home-record in your own ´studio´, but these guys obviously known what they´re doing: they managed to create a fairly good production. They describe their music as "evil"... well, it´s not exactly blackmetal nor does it seem very evil to me, but who cares, it sounds damn good! Varied riffs and lots of catchy tunes (in which I sometimes seem to recognize Death-influences) keep your attention for about 30 minutes. With a strong drumming effort and a solid overall performance, this demo has fulfilled its purpose: making you and me aware of the existence of this band, and more importantly, showing that their compositions are worth the attention. Cool band and good music... one to keep an eye on!