Creinium are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of black, melodic death, doom and progressive metal and this is a review of their 2014 ep "Project Utopia" which was released by Inverse Records.
The ep starts out with symphonic keyboards an a few seconds alter electronic music elements and spoken word parts are added in and after the intro the music starts going into a more heavy and melodic direction along with a mixture of black and death metal vocals as well as some melodic guitar leads as well as slowing down in certain parts of the recording and at time s they also bring in some blast beats.
When the ep goes into other songs the music sticks to mostly a symphonic, atmospheric and melodic black/death metal sound while also having a good amount of influences from doom and progressive metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Crenium go back to the mid 90's symphonic, melodic black/death metal sound while also being heavily influenced by doom and progressive metal to create a sound of their own and there is a great amount of talent and skill being displayed in the music.
Sing lyrics cover utopian and new world order themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a couple of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Crenium are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic mixture of black, death, doom and progressive metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "New World Order" and "Synthetic Paradise". 8 out of 10.