Crematorium - _A World Where Only the Nightmares Prevail_
(Dismal Records America, 2001)
by: Adrian Bromley (5 out of 10)
The intensity of Crematorium comes in small doses, and that is a blessing and a curse for the California act. Listening to the band's latest four-song EP, a mixture of aggressive hardcore intensity and death metal endurance, the band just steamrolls through aggressive numbers like "Cast the Stone", "Carved From Deceit", my fave "Unlearn" and a solid cover of Metallica's "Whiplash" (taken from a Dwell Records tribute to Metallica) -- but at the end of the day the listener is left with nothing really memorable about their numbers, save for a few passages. The problem? A lot of the material sounds the same, save for the cover song, and that itself does have some similarities with the way the vocals are delivered. Crematorium does have the intensity, they just need to control it a bit more and deliver much more of a punch if they want to make a name for themselves. Right now, they've got something mediocre, when deep down I can tell they could have something big. A few more months of planning could easily wield a truly metallic nightmare to contend with. We'll have to wait and see if this comes onto fruition, won't we?

Contact: Dismal Records America, PO Box 6488, Burbank,

(article published 14/1/2002)

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