Cryptic Matter is the cross-pollination of Steve’s metal guitarwork with Justin’s funk-rock drumming resulted in Cryptic Matter’s unique sound, “Exotic Groove Metal,” characterized by heavy guitar riffs/solos written in exotic scales, sitar simulators, Middle-Eastern drones, and hypnotic bellydancing-like drum beats. Meanwhile, Adam weaves funky/groovy bass lines underneath Devin’s screamo/melodic vocal attack.
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Daft Punk, Stone Temple Pilots, Public Enemy, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Papa Roach, Nirvana, Thrice, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, DJ Shadow, Asking Alexandria, The Mars Volta, Atash, Pieces of East, Dio, Del the Funky Homosapien , Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Wu-Tang, Killswitch Engage
Kinda hard to describe. We dub our genre "Exotic Groove Metal." Traces of old-school metal, funk, world-beat, hip-hop, alternative, screamo, dance, jamband, jazz, and progressive can be found in our music.