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On disc: Preternatural

Cryophobia - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars


(self-released - 2010)

Preternatural is a Latvian band which started back in 1999, after 3 demos they released in 2007 their full-length debut Statical. Now the Latvians present Cryophobia, the EP is a free download.
The title track is the opener and shows them heavy and riff-based, but the foursome mix different elements into their melodic death metal. So you'll find some symphonic sounds next to thrashy riffs. Reptile Wings is showing them heavier, more brutal - at the beginning -, but then the refrain is somehow catchy - and so they remind me a bit of Children Of Bodom. But again they add other sound elements. At Paranormal Phenomena you get a short neo-classical inspired solo amidst the heavy riffing.
Additionally you get 2 live versions - Reflections and Statical -, the sound quality is pretty good, something you aren't always get at self-released releases!
Every fan of melodic death metal who likes the music spiced up with other sound elements should give Preternatural a try! It's for free, so just go to their website and check them out!

7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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