Cronian is a very pleasant surprise… believe
me, it is. But who is Cronian? Cronian is; Mr. V (vocals,
bass & programming) from Vintersorg and Borknager’s main songwriter
Øystein G. Brun (guitars & programming).
They decided to get together one day to create
a band-project with a musical output that slightly differs from the style of their
main bands. Sharing a passion and interest for movie
soundtracks, they decided to go into a then unexplored atmospheric vibe of such
soundtracks to combine it with their metallic roots. The result is a great release
that certainly have surprised me in a very positive way. The music is very Atmospheric,
spanning elements from ‘70s Art-rock to current Nordic Black Metal and
I think you have to be open minded to swallow
this release, but this CD is so beautiful that you get lost in the
songs so easily; the music just demands your attention. When I listen to this
CD I find my self floating away into deep space… reaching a distant planet… a cold, snowy
and icy planet.
the soundscapes are just beautiful on this album and Mr. V’s
both clean vocals
and growls suit the music fine.
I can’t stand listening to music like this, but this album is an
splendid… Atmospheric… Avantgarde Metal... Metal Soundscapes…well…
classification… Cronian, they are absolute Class!