Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cromlech - The Vulture Tones - Ep (2000)

1. A Clarity Denied
2. The Bleeding
3. The Vulture Tones
4. Garden of Sin

Origin - Sweden
Style - Death Metal

" Cromlech formed in Varberg,Sweden in 1994....Made up of members of such Swedish luminaries as Eucharist,Ablaze My Sorrow,Meshuggah. They delivered 2 demos and this Ep..Before splitting in 2001 "

" "A Clarity Denied" hits quick with scathing, inherently Swedish-sounding riffs, but injected with a healthy dose of melody as one would expect. The melodies, however, are not the standard 3rds and 5ths used by many of their peers, Cromlech have found some very unorthodox, tension-building harmonies to paint their palettes with. Shifting rhythms and meters are plentiful as well, along with large amounts of hyperspeed blast beats and tremolo-picked riffs, again highlighting that very "Swedish" quality to their sound "

" There are also some superbly skilled guitar-solos on display, with his command of sweep-picked arpeggios. The vocals are strongly rooted in the Black-vein, shrieking cries of agony, emanating the vibe of the bleak lyrics very effectively. All these elements make this album a breath of fresh air amidst the countless forgettable bands coming from Sweden, using the "Melodic Death Metal"-tag to sell their names..."

" I wish this would have been the pre-cursor to a full-length...Because this stuff strikes me as very unique...Almost blackish sounding Melodic Death Metal.

All 4 tracks are equally superb....And fans of At The Gates & Eucharist should get this !

True Melodic Death !.........Get It!

1 comment:

  1. such a shame they stopped
    got any other bands like this?
    they are quite unique...