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CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - Divine Darkness   
Endtime Productions




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Finally after years of wait Crimson Moonlight is back again with a new album! With the title the band means that sometimes God can be the closest when we face the darkest times. They are tighter than ever and the music is just as fast and brutal as you can expect. Tempo is mostly megafast blastbeats just as it should be in this genre. But to add variation they also mix the ultraspeed with slower parts.However, on some tracks the music is too progressive and not enough catchy for me to really get into it. Overall though, it is a really cool quality black metal albumthat can compete with the best in the genre. Favourite tracks are In Silence, In Chains and The Suffering.


References: A must have for all fans of black metal!


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Website: http://www.crimsonmoonlight.com


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CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - In Depths of Dreams Unconscious
Endtime Productions




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Crimson Moonlight are truly the masters of brutality. This four track EP contains some of their best material yet. It is very varied in tempo with both relentless blastbeats and slower parts and a great mix of brutality and heavy catchy rhythms. They are tightier than everand Pilgrim has developed his voice even more mixing shrilling shrieks and growls. This is also an album that grows on you the more you listen to itand needs a few spins before it really sinks in. Favourite track is Alone in Silence with its majestic sound and great lyrics talking about that in heaventhere will be no more sorrows and pain. Also really nice to hear some words in Swedish(!) on this cool track. My single complaint on this EP is that the lyrics on the track Shiver of Fear is way too gloomy and depressive to my taste.

All in all a great album, I just wish it was longer! An EP with 4 tracks is way too little and makes you hungry for more!


References: A must have for all fans of black metal!


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Website: http://www.crimsonmoonlight.com


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CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - Veil of Remembrance
Rivel Records




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Looking for brutal metal? Then this can be exactly what you are looking for. Crimson Moonlight have alwaysbeen an extreme band and with this release they take it a notch higher. Compared to previous releasesthis is both faster and more brutal. Musically I also hear a definitive influence from Extol. Pilgrim's voice sound better than ever and now he has broaden his voice and even growls at some tracks. As I said this is really fast and brutal and nothing for your grandma :-) Lyrics are darker than previous releases while still pointing to the Eternal Emperor, the Lord Jesus Christ.

So, what do I think about this release then? Well, I think it's really good but I still prefer The Covenant Progress to this album, mainly because Covenant Progress had some more harmonies in it. This album gets a bit repetitive. But productionswise and vocalwise this is by far the best Crimson Moonlight ever done.


References: Fans of black metal will gladly add this brutal cd to their collection. For those of you that aren't familiar with christian bands Crimson Moonlight can be recommend to fans of Dissection.


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Website: http://www.crimsonmoonlight.com


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CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - Eternal Emperor
Independent Release




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Crimson Moonlight have really improved a lot since their demo! This mini-cd is tons better than their demo so if you was dissapointed with the demo, this is sure to please your ears. Their style has developed to atmospheric blackmetal with lots of harmony and brutality. Lots of nice doublekick on the drums. They mix slow atmospheric parts with fast and crunchy parts which makes it very enjoyable. I would even say that this is the best black metal I have ever heard! The only letdown is the third tune that is a keyboard instrumental. It's just too slow and soft. I have nothing against keys in an intro or outro but to have a whole keyboardtune in the middle of a black metal album just doesn't fit. At least not in my ears. Besides that, this 5 tune CD shreds and leaves you hungry for more! The lyrics are straight to the point and they make no bones in that they stand for Jesus Christ.


References: Quality Atmospheric Black Metal in the veins of secular band Dimmu Borgir.


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Website: http://www.crimsonmoonlight.com


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CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - The Covenant Progress
Rivel Records




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Crimson Moonlight fans rejoice! Finally they are here with a new release. Gone is the keyboarddominated atmospheric metal and it has been replaced by brutality and heavy harmonies. Another change with this release is the tempo, which is much faster than on Eternal Emperor. A good thing is that they manage to keep the tunes melodic eventhough they are very brutal. There are many tempochanges and lots of variation on the album that keeps the tunes interesting. Included on the disc is also a new version of Eternal Emperor that is faster than the old one.

On the negative side there isn't much to say. There are only a few tracks that I can't really get into. One of them A Thorn In My Heart could be much more direct and melodic than it is. Last track The Covenant is way too slow and long. Parts of other tracks are also too complex to my taste. Besides these few remarks this album just shreds!

One of the best things with this release is that it's so good musically so it can beat any black metal band out there, christian or secular. The big metal magazine Rock Hard from Germany gave this cd the rating 9,5 of 10! Who needs Darkthrone, Satyricon and other evil bands when Christian bands like Crimson Moonlight just blows them away, both musically and lyrically? Crimson Moonlight just improves with each release, I'm really happy to recommend this band and album to all you black metallers out there that are looking for a quality band with a clean message about the Eternal Emperor, Jesus Christ.


References: Quality Black Metal and a must have if you are into black metal. For those of you that aren't familiar with christian bands Crimson Moonlight can be described as a cross between Dissection and Dimmu Borgir.


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Website: http://www.crimsonmoonlight.com


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CRYSTAVOX - The 20 Year Mix
Roxx Records




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Crystavox is one of the hidden treasures in Christian Metal! They released two albums in the early 90s and then they unfortunately just dissapeared.But not any longer cause now they have rerecorded most of their classic tracks and released them on this album. With modern technique the tunes now sounds better than ever giving themmore punch and heaviness. If you love wellproduced 80s Metal with big catchy hooks, singalong choruses and great blistering guitarplay this is definately a band to check out! Several tracks are also not just melodic but also really heavy with great biting guitars.

The album includes classic rockers like Paradise, Stick To Your Guns, Cry Out, Sacrifice and It's All Right (To Rock And Roll) as well as great ballads like Home Again and No Boundaries. Think the band overall has done a great selection of tunes from their two albums. My only complaint is that it is a bit ballad heavy and I miss great rockers like All The Way,All Around The World and Rockin' In A Hard Place. But overall a really good selection of songs.

Besides great music the lyrics are also topnotch stuff. Crystavox is latin for the voice of Christ and the lyrics are really Biblical and Christcentered and to the point. Love it!

But the cool thing with this albums is also that it also contains a DVD with some really cool stuff! Cause here we got in-depth-interviews and professional videos.


References: Highly recommended to all fans of 80s Metal! Fans of Christian bands like Stryper, early Holy Soldier, Shout and Whitecross or Secular bands like Skid Row, White Lion, Warrant and Slaughter are gonna love this! I give it a 4+ rating. Don't miss this great melodic metal band!


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Website: http://www.lastfm.se/music/Crystavox


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CRUCIFERAE - The Light Prevails
Independent Release




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Cruciferae is a new band hailing from Finland. This is the first thing I hear from this band and I have to say that I'm impressed! The music is very tight and they vary beautiful harmonies with crunchy thrashy rhythmes. You can say that it's a combination between Classic Metal and Thrash. Last tune is instrumental and it shreds! The lyrics are loud and clear. Tormentor of Souls have a lyric I really love. It goes like this: Satan deceives, do not believe. You can be free, it's your choice. Jesus delivers, why not believe? You can be free, it's your choice. The EP contains 3 tunes and leaves me hungry for more! Some people might have a problem to appreciate the singers voice, but when the music is this good I don't really care.


References: Highly recommended to fans of Heavy Metal and Thrash aka Preacher, Eternal Decision early Deliverance and early Metallica.


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THE CRUCIFIED - The Complete Collection
Independent Release




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The punk thrashers The Crucified is back again! Not with a new album, but at least they are touring again.The cool thing is also that they have managed to compile their entire career so far with this megacool box containing two cds and a dvd!The box contains ALL their tunes, including their two albums as well as demos and unreleased tracks. So it really is the complete collection of this cool band!Besides great music the booklet is also really cool since it contains the complete history of the band.

The DVD features plenty of gigs and behind the scenes material. The Crucified is an outstanding liveband and it's really great to see the band live since theirgigs are really intense and full of energy. My only remark however is that the sound quality on many of the live clips leaves much to be desired. Other than this is an outstanding collection of The Crucified and definately a must have for all fans! I give it a 4+ rating.

References: An absolute must have for any fan of The Crucified!


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