Anmeldt av Matt Coe(Inverse Records, 2014)
Active for a brief two years, this Finnish band perform in a slightly technical dark death/black metal manner for this 5 song EP "Project Utopia". As a sextet, Creinium are able to spit out a multitude of feelings and moods dependent on the need of the individual song. Post-rock and doomy meets slightly black metal on the title cut, more symphonic in a Therion meets Mercyful Fate way on "Eschaton" - you never know what to really expect other than the fact that this isn't a typical sound and as such can be quite intriguing after multiple exposures.
Vocalist Sami Haimilahti (who recently left Creinium due to personal issues) has a great sense of when to unleash the dark growls or clean melodies to mirror the atmospheric passages- giving the stellar 9:43 closer "Synthetic Paradise" an open forum for fierceness, engagement, and unrelenting tenacity from start to finish. Keyboardist Antti Myllynen factors in just as prominently as the guitar layering from Tone Nyström and Mikko Asplund - but do not expect this triple synchronicity speed wall of sound, as the band prefer to keep things around a slower, building context.
30 minutes that whirs by in quick fashion, "Project Utopia" should make waves in a good way for the band. Let's hope they arm themselves with a reputable vocal replacement, as Creinium is too good to lose momentum at this point in their young careers.
27.03.2017: THE DOGS - Bergen - Garage
27.03.2017: REBEL SOULS - The Forces of Darkness
27.03.2017: STORMAGE - Dead of Night
26.03.2017: JOE LYNN TURNER - Bergen - Madam Felle
26.03.2017: EARTH ROT - Renascentia
25.03.2017: HUMAN ASHTRAY - Exile
24.03.2017: NECROWRETCH - Satanic Slavery
23.03.2017: CULTES DES GHOULES - Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
22.03.2017: MORS PRINCIPIUM EST - Embers Of A Dying World
21.03.2017: GJENDØD - Nedstigning
20.03.2017: RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW - Memories in Rock – Live in Germany
20.03.2017: LUX PERPETUA - The Curse of the Iron King
19.03.2017: WRATH OF ECHOES - A Fading Bloodline
18.03.2017: MAGNET - Feel Your Fire
17.03.2017: CUT UP - Wherever They May Rot
17.03.2017: AVENFORD - New Beginning
16.03.2017: PRIDE OF LIONS - Fearless
16.03.2017: POPPY SEED GRINDER - Bleeding Civilization
15.03.2017: BLACK SITES - In Monochrome
15.03.2017: PERSEFONE - Aathma