Crematory Monument on Limited Edition 2LP
For 25 years now, Germany's leading gothic metal act Crematory have enthralled their countless fans at home and abroad. Since the band was founded in 1991, they have released 12 studio albums, in addition to a number of live recordings, singles, EPs and compilations. A proud record which is about to reach new heights with Crematory's upcoming 13th studio album Monument.
Infinitely more strongly than on its predecessor Antiserum (2014), the 12 tracks on Monument are based on brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and that mix of growls and clear vocals – some in English, some in German – that is so typical of this band. The group's fans will be thoroughly delighted with Monument and its dynamic sound.
The album carries its symbolic title with justification and the impressive songs are undoubtedly a real Monument to this group's amazing creative powers. In line with this, the cover artwork is both classy and sublime: for the third time in succession, Crematory worked with Hungarian artist Peter Sallai.
As in the production collaboration between Markus Jüllich and Kristian Bonifer, the band has relied on tried and tested collaborators without repeating or indeed copying themselves.