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Review: Crionics - Neuthrone

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 42:20
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4/5

Review online: June 28, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 1.89/5 (37.78%) (9 Votes)

Well here's a nice surprise. I had never heard of this band before, but Crionics have cranked out a strong album of thrashy Death Metal that I found really cool and entertaining. These guys are from Poland, and they are sometimes dismissed as a Behemoth ripoff, which they kind of are, but a good one.

Despite the label, there is nothing especially Black about this. This is the same sort of blasting stuff Behemoth do these days, though to be honest this album reminds me more of Destinity's Synthetic Existence than Demigod. Crionics throw in some electronic sounds like Nocturnus used to – just weird creepy sound effects more than traditional keyboard sounds. With this sort of music, execution is everything. Done poorly, this kind of stuff is generic and dull. Done with conviction, as here, it can be arresting despite the lack of originality. Crionics do nothing new here, but they do manage to kick your ass pretty damned hard. A band more than worth checking out.

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