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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cruenta Lacrymis Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

1-The band was founded in September 2012 by the guitarist Daniele, drummer Teo and bassist Erika. The initial idea was to create a similar product of Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, very important bands for Cruenta LaCrymis' influences.
Daniele and Teo produce the material in a short time - in the studio of the guitarist were mixed aggressive riffs and melodic idea, together with concept of symphonic and horror.
In this moment the band must take a voice that would give meaning for the project.
After a various selection finally Elena joined the band. Elena offers a more personal style for Cruenta LaCrymis, also writing stronger lyrics.

2.So far you have released a full length and a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?

2-The sound wants to be dark,melodic, powerful and aggressive.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

3-text feed on violent and painful sensations, mental states of complex magma indefinite

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Cruenta Lacrymis'?

4-Cruenta LaCrymis is undefined words,inspired a work of Dario Argento, cult Italian horror director.Is a Latin language modified,it means “Tears of blood”.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

5-Best live at Padova Metal Fest (August 2014), support to Nightrage (July 2014), support Frantic Amber (September 2014), support Necrodeath (January 2015), support to Dark Lunacy (February 2015).
The show wants to be visual and musical power, trying to involve the public!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

6-We're planning a promo tour in Italy for "Sweetness and blasphemy", with the intention to perform in other countries!


7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of symphonic black and death metal?

7-7-The album has just been released, but it seems to have a good response!

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

8-Erika plays bass with Cellulite Star, punk rock female Italian band.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

9-We will try even more dark and violent sonority,trying to maintain modernity in the sound and composition

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

10-Cradle of filth,Dimmu Borgir,Arch Enemy,Moonspel,Dark Lunacy,Slayer .

11. Does Occultism play any role in your music?

11-Only a small part.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

12-12-Drink ,sex and rock’n roll !!!!!!

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

13-We thank those who are working for us with passion and all the fans who support us in Live and the We

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Cruenta Lacrymis/Sweetness And Blasphemy/Metal Scrap Records/2015 CD Review


  Cruenta  Lacrymis  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  symphonic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Sweetness  And  Blasphemy"  which  was  released  by  Metal  Scrap  Records.

  A  very  dark,  atmospheric  and  symphonic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later  that  have  a  grim  feeling  to  them  heavy  guitar  riffing  and  grim  screams  that  also  mix  in  with  the  symphonic  elements along  with  all  of  the  tracks  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

   A  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  hear  mixed  in  with  the  fast  parts  on  a  regular   basis  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  melody  throughout  the  recording  and  death  metal  growls  mix  in  quite  a  bit  with  black  metal  screams  throughout  the recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  uses  also  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  melody,  talent  and  skill.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  thrash  and  modern  prog  metal  elements  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  along  with  a  little  bit  of  violins  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  main  focus  remains  on  a  heavy  and  symphonic  style  of  black/death  metal.

  Cruenta  Lacrymis  plays  a  very  old  school  style  of  symphonic  black  metal  that mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  influences  to  update  their  musical  style  for  the  modern  day,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  poetic  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cruenta  Lacrymis  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  symphonic  black  metal  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Steersman's  Course"  "The  Ghost  Of  The  Jew"  "Luxury"  and  "Sound Of  Soul".  8  out  of  10.  

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