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Kronos' Heritage
November 2011
Released: 2011, Indie
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: JP

I’m not quite sure why Krampus decided to release another EP in the same year. Why not just tack the three songs onto the debut EP, SHADOWS OF OUR TIME, (which I also reviewed this month) and make it a full-length?

KRONOS’ HERITAGE is a mere three songs clocking in at 12 minutes, it’s too short for music this good! I must admit I prefer the debut EP just a bit better. The opening cut sees the vocalist utilize more of a clean vocal style and the song-writing is a bit heavier perhaps the combination of those two slight changes leading to more of a melodeath sound. There is a bit of an environmental theme going on and this pack of Italians have not left behind the features that attracted me to them earlier in the year. The alternate (ie. Not-Metal) instruments are in place, flutes, violin and so on. The celtic sounds are still laced through the EP making it an enjoyable listen.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a label picks these guys up very soon. Everything is label-ready and world-class. Good production, pro-performances and excellent song-writing make Krampus an obvious choice for the next step.
Track Listing

1. Kronos' Heritage
2. Aftermath
3. My Siege


Filippo Gianotti -Vocals
Leonardo Rizzi -Lead Guitar
Alessandro-Rythm Guitar, Chorus
Matteo Sisti-Bagpipes, Whistles, Bouzouki
Davide Zamparo-Bass
Tommaso -Keyboards

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