Cruentis – “Alpha & Omega”

 Posted by on April 28, 2018 at 20:34  1 Response »
Apr 282018
 

Canadian melodic death metal band Cruentis are back with Alpha & Omega, their follow up to their epic first release, 2015’s Cold Stone,  and have matured their sound without losing the raw edge found on their debut.

A couple years before their debut album Cold Stone was released in 2015, guitarist and vocalist TyLer DeMerchant and bassist and vocalist Jesse Dean formed the band, adding guitarist Matt Sargent soon after.  The band is based in Quesnel on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia.  Cold Stone introduced listeners to their approach to melodic death metal blending a variety of elements and some progressive stylings while keeping a bit of wintry, cold Scandinavian metal feel.  Lyrically the band draws on their faith and Christian beliefs in songs about personal life experiences and struggles in life.

While Cold Stone literally erupted into the opening track, Alpha & Omega opens up very quietly with a nearly two-minute piano piece before the guitars come in backed the a rumbling rhythm section. The raw screamed vocals surprised me a bit as I was expecting the deep, dark death metal growls but those were nowhere to be found and the song even features a clean chorus.  Emotions in the vocals lend a very raw feel to it and the more monotone chorus contrasts well in this song about the internal struggles with sin. Continue reading »

Apr 072018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Alpha & Omega’ The song appears on their second album ”Alpha & Omega” which will be released on April 27th via Nosral Recordings. The video can be watched below.

Cruentis is originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummeling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their unique sound is never the same song to song, drawing inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, such as Dimmu Borgir, Kalmah, Amon Amarth, Opeth and many more. Continue reading »

Mar 102018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis will release their new album “Alpha & Omega” on April 27th via Nosral Recordings. Check out a short audio teaser below:

“Expect some heavy stuff” … “Expect more 10+ minute songs in your future…”

Cruentis is originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummeling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their unique sound is never the same song to song, drawing inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, such as Dimmu Borgir, Kalmah, Amon Amarth, Opeth and many more. Continue reading »

Feb 142018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis is preparing their new album, “Alpha & Omega”  which is scheduled to be released very soon through Nosral Recordings. Check out a short audio teaser below:

Last year the band stated: “Expect some heavy stuff early 2018” … “Expect more 10+ minute songs in your future…”

Cruentis is originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummeling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their unique sound is never the same song to song, drawing inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, such as Dimmu Borgir, Kalmah, Amon Amarth, Opeth and many more. Continue reading »

Jan 142018
 

Melodic Death Metal band Cruentis have checked in with the following announcement:

“We’re very excited to share with you what we’ve been working on! We’ve officially been signed to Nosral Recordings! We look forward to working with this great team of people to get our music out there to you!”

Cruentis are currently working on their next release, “Alpha and Omega”  Expect some heavy stuff early 2018″ … “Expect more 10+ minute songs in your future…” Continue reading »