CD Review: Cryogenica – Redux EP

Cryogenica mix dark and hypnotic vocal tones with ethereal Industrial elements and heavy rock instrumentation. This will appeal to fans of trad-Goth and new dark-electronic sounds. The opener ‘She (Ode […]
Cryogenica mix dark and hypnotic vocal tones with ethereal Industrial elements and heavy rock instrumentation. This will appeal to fans of trad-Goth and new dark-electronic sounds.

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The opener ‘She (Ode to Helena)’ is a dark and emotive track chronicling the subject’s fall from grace. The track is enchanting and it builds upon a solid groundwork of synth goodness with heavy guitars and drum beats. Follow-up ‘Personality Disorder’ is a haunting, almost metallic powerhouse that rocks hard despite the unnecessary and distracting use of Bill Moseley quotes from ‘House Of 1’000 Corpses’.

Exorcism’ is a thoughtful and well-constructed Industrial rock track built for club play and live arenas, the synths soar above pounding machine beats, atmospheric distorted guitar lines and proud words that should resonate with any listener. This is by far the EP’s standout and it’s surely a favourite amongst fans. Final tune ‘Precious’ is an exciting rock track that finds itself somewhere between The Birthday Massacre, Garbage and Emilie Autumn. It’s deliciously catchy and brutally honest with cutting guitars slicing up deep vocals and lip-smackingly good beats throughout for a fine finish and a positive taster of the band’s debut album.

For fans of: Novus:UK, Snake River Conspiracy, Curve

***/5

For more information visit the band’s Myspace and website.

Check out the band performing ‘Personality Disorder’ below:

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