Jun 282021
 

Cruentis is a Melodic Death metal band that originated out of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada. The band began in 2012 with the lineup of Jesse Dean and Tyler DeMerchant. The band was signed with Madison, Wisconsin-based label Nosral Recordings until the label’s disbandment in 2019. The band is now signed to Hagah Recordings and are out with “Alpha and Omega”, which they consider to be Cruentis’ heaviest, most aggressive, and vociferous release to date.

The band have claimed several melodic death metal and black metal influences, including Kalmah, Dimmu Borgir, Amon Amarth, and Opeth. However, the band have been compared to Extol, Pantokrator, Not Beneath, At the Gates, World to Ashes, and In Flames, with comparisons of progressive metal, nu metal, doom metal, and hardcore punk.

The album starts off with “All Hail Nothing” which is nothing short of brutal madness, be it for its ultra-fast double bass drum kicks or the guttural vocals that are paired with heavy chugged guitars. The song maintains the high energy throughout and is sure to give one a high adrenaline rush. “Alpha and Omega” kicks off with a low tonal monologue layered over ambient soundscapes and spares no time to set upon a groovy riff that pushes the song through, and flares out a gut-wrenching guitar solo.

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Dec 182020
 

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Cruentis is a Melodic Death Metal Band originating in British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada. While there is the common ground of pummelling rhythm, haunting choirs and soaring leads, their sound is unique from song to song. Cruentis draws inspiration from bands across the metal spectrum, from Dimmu Borgir to Kalmah, from Dark Tranquillity to Insomnium and all things musically crushing. Cruentis was formed by guitarist/vocalist Tyler DeMerchant and bassist/vocalist Jesse Dean. The band is now signed to Hagah Recordings and in the middle of producing their third release, which they consider to be Cruentis’ heaviest, most aggressive, and vociferous release to date.

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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 »