Crionic
Different


4.0
excellent

Review

by Spanky USER (8 Reviews)
September 10th, 2011 | 4 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A surprisingly good 90s thrash band.

Crionic is a thrash metal band from the Czech Republic - a country not known for its thrash (actually, this is probably the only thrash metal band from Czechoslovakia that I've heard of) who first began playing in the late 80s. Like most thrash bands who released albums in the 90s - with the obvious exception of Pantera - they were doomed to obscurity.

Different is the one of the most unique thrash metal albums I've heard. It is technical, but rarely very heavy. There is a great deal of melody to the songs, and some times the music actually more resembles rock than thrash metal. The sound varies from song to song - sometimes fast-paced, sometimes aggressive, sometimes sinister, sometimes peaceful.

The drumming is average for thrash, but the guitar players (there are two as far as I know) are quite skilled. The vocalist sounds a lot like Venom's vocalist, and he does not have a particularly wide range. However, his vocals are effective for the music and the guitars make up for any shortcomings from the other band members anyways.

Not much can be said about this album; it is one you just have to listen to. The songs on Different really are different; it is not that they are different in a specific way but that there is some uniqueness in the execution of the album. A great thrash metal album that most thrash fans will enjoy.



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lyon1535
September 10th 2011


1259 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album is better than the review makes it sound.

scissorlocked
September 11th 2011


3511 Comments


cover screams for obscure thrash early 90's shit

Digging: Low Roar - Low Roar

lyon1535
September 11th 2011


1259 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Grammar screams for not first language English, right?

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 19th 2012


20161 Comments


check this thrash out guys only 2 ratings so far!

Digging: Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050



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