How old was Andy from Death Angel when 'The Ultra-Violence' was
released? 15? And Alex Skolnick when Testament released their debut? 17? Young
folk, right? And can we agree that they made a real difference? I think we can.
The reason I mention this now is that I have here in front of me a promo CD from
a band that consists of five 15- to 16-years-olds who play death metal with more
balls than many a seasoned musician. They still have a mile or two to go before
they'll reap the really high ratings, but the talent is so obviously there.
Stylistically, the boys have decided to reach back to a time when I was their age
(!) - the sound is decidedly American and draws on Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse
Although Crematoria claim in their promo message that they share a
'dislike of the Danish metal sound, produced by Tue Madsen and Jacob Hansen',
they land somewhere near Dawn of Demise (who, like these boys, are from
Silkeborg in Denmark). Dawn of Demise of course worked with - you guessed it -
Anyway, the four tracks of the promo EP form a promise of great music to come if
Crematoria stick to their guns. A band to watch - they could easily turn
out to be constants of the Danish music scene.