The Wretched Eidola
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 9 May, 2011
Playing time: 39:16

I suppose being one of the best live bands around the Danish metal scene and having to follow up a strong debut album puts a bit of pressure on you. Needless to say, expectations run high among both fans and reviewers when a band who was nominated at the Danish Metal Awards for best debut album and metal cover of the year sends out new material. And Crocell do not disappoint.

'The Wretched Eidola' is a lesson in death metal pure with melodic tendencies. There is no experimentation, no fancy orchestration, no female voices, just heads down metal the brutal way, the fast way and the not-so-fast but waltzing way. Take The Age of Iron and Rust as a first class example of a groovy hymn that should please any banger out there. Fans of Morbid Angel and Bloodbath will not be complaining, that's for sure!

And why not show Amon Amarth that Denmark has something on offer in the genre they so brilliantly reign? Try the title track of 'The Wretched Eidola'. Competition for the Viking metal kings right there!

High quality metal - do yourself the favour of checking it out right now!


01. 06-07-09
02. I Know the Taste of Your Tears
03. Chronos
04. The Age of Iron and Rust
05. The Craven’s Work
06. The Wretched Eidola
07. Thieves, Whores and Heretics
08. The Puritan Harlot
09. After the Take of Winter
10. Voices of the Deep
11. The Stranger

Label: Ultimhate Records
Promotion: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 9 June, 2011
Website: Crocell @MySpace