KRATEIN
Trauma
(Folter Records)
35:21min

German based Folter Records are still a real dedicated underground label – despite the omnipresent decay within the whole scene – and luckily they are also still hungry enough to support new bands – this time the German newcomer KRATEIN. The band / project consists of members of several underground bands including the northern TODTGELICHTER. KRATEIN are in every sense of the world an unbelievable young band – only founded in 2009 – but musically they are fully capable of transferring their ideas to the audience. The cover shows a naked woman with the tattooed word ‘Trauma’ on her back and the band is lyrically touching topics like mental decay etc. These ideas are for sure not really new and these days a beloved alternative to the Satanic universe – for cross-reference check bands like LIFELOVER, SHINING – so lets concentrate on the music. The basis of the presented 5 songs – the introduction is nice but nevertheless totally unessential – is traditional Black Metal supported by several avantgarde elements and these unfamiliar parts within the songs give “Trauma” the necessary diversity. I’m for sure not the only one which will connect KRATEIN with the early releases of acts like NAGELFAR and DORNENREICH but this is definitely only a proof for the given potential. Let’s see what the future will bring, “Trauma” is for sure a more than solid start! www.folter666.de, www.myspace.com/kratein

Matthias Auch

Matthias Auch

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