Creinium are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a melodic and technical mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Hallucinosis" which will be released in July by Inverse Records.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album which also gives the music a symphonic and atmospheric feeling and after awhile heavy guitars start mixing in with the keyboards and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording while some of the songs also bring in prog elements.
Death metal growls along with melodic guitar leads are a very huge part of the recording and the riffs also bring in a great amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the songs also bring in a decent amount of black metal elements and clean playing can be heard at times.
Some of the songs are long and epic in length and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and as the album progresses black metal screams can be heard in certain sections of the recording while some songs also bring in elements of doom metal while other tracks show the music getting more technical and also mixing in influences from jazz, folk, electronic music and industrial.
Creinium plays a musical style on this recording that is mostly rooted in the melodic styles of black,doom and death metal while also mixing in influences from many different musical genres throughout the recording to create something original, then production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dystopian themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Creinium and if you are a fan of the more symphonic and melodic sides of black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seams" "Vigilance" "The Diminished Perception' and "God Monument". 8 out of 10.