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There are at least two bands, who share the name “Crematory”.

1) A German Death Metal (early), Gothic Metal band formed in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany in 1992.
The German Crematory broke up in 2001 and reformed in 2003 to release the album Revolution, a largely progressive effort which brought the band into more accessible/techno-metal territory than ever before.

Their sound has often been compared to early-Sentenced, Fear Factory, and Dark Tranquillity. The band received its earliest recognition in the mid-1990s by touring with My Dying Bride, Tiamat and Atrocity. Much like the latter two groups, the band had begun as traditional death metal, then evolved with an industrial music and gothic metal musical direction on later albums. The band would receive heavy rotation on MTV Germany, and would also make appearances at various extreme metal festivals, including Germany’s Wacken Open Air in the years 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2008, in addition to inclusion on Nuclear Blast compilation samplers.

The band re-signed to Massacre Records in 2006 after a 10 year stint with Nuclear Blast; Massacre had been the band’s first label.
Active for almost 20 years (with a brief split between 2001 and 2003) they are among one of Europe’s longest running bands affiliated with the gothic metal genre. (source

2) A Swedish Death Metal band formed in Haninge, Sweden in 1989.


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  • doom777

    Still arguing about which band is better?!?!?! ha haaa

    18 Oct 10:15pm Reply
  • iconiux

    Новый альбом хорош. Рецензии только читать не надо, чтоб вера в человечество не терялась :)

    9 Oct 2:34pm Reply
  • derTaucher

    Swedish Crematory = Niggercrap

    9 Sep 5:48am Reply
  • Chromaticity1

    Wow, the german Crematory is absolute fucking garbage. Their early albums are pretty unremarkable too. Only the Swedish Crematory is real.

    10 Aug 8:29pm Reply
  • combustion07

    Crematory (Ger) demo and first album are damn fine slabs of death metal for those who have ignored them due to what they are known for now.

    24 Jun 4:38am Reply
  • bechelx

    Crematory (Ger) sucks horseballs big time, while Crematory (S) is awesome as fuck! Pretty annoying that doesn't list these bands separately... [3]

    21 Jun 10:51pm Reply
  • MG0rdo

    GERMAN CREMATORY makes old Swedish Crematory anuses explode. [2]

    30 May 8:04am Reply
  • mattimek

    + Tale +

    11 May 12:35pm Reply
  • HCDR666

    Crematory (Ger) sucks horseballs big time, while Crematory (S) is awesome as fuck! Pretty annoying that doesn't list these bands separately... [2]

    23 Apr 6:03pm Reply
  • gislahurst

    Crematory (Ger) sucks horseballs big time, while Crematory (S) is awesome as fuck! Pretty annoying that doesn't list these bands separately...

    18 Apr 10:53am Reply
  • kira_venom

    Oh really?

    17 Mar 7:41am Reply
  • i27th

    yeah.. new album much better than two before

    14 Mar 1:46pm Reply
  • doom777

    Shadowmaker is fuckin' awesome!!!

    9 Mar 9:09pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    New album is fuckin good!

    9 Mar 5:19pm Reply
  • AndrewYNWA

    "Antiserum" - eurodance album with guitars. :(

    24 Feb 12:14pm Reply
  • KillerCage666

    The new album's good \m/

    23 Feb 4:12pm Reply
  • TheGreatRaven

    True! These albums are the acme of Gothic Metal - perfect atmospheric beauty, talented musicianship and poetic lyrics. But this charm is almost lost in the later albums... Even so I thinк the songs from the upcoming release sound promising,

    20 Feb 6:19pm Reply
  • ShredsofFlesh

    I really enjoy the albums "...Just Dreaming", "Illusions", and "Awake" from the German Crematory . Those are some awesome Doom/Gothic Metal releases . The Swedish Crematory was good, but I am definitely more inclined to Doom Metal .

    19 Feb 3:43pm Reply
  • Russian_Wolf

    немецкий в свое время нравился. вокалом наверное

    12 Feb 5:15pm Reply
  • skalberg242

    Fun to see those life metal pussies, like mrblackwell02, acting as if they listen to some tough music. As a swede I am ashamed still to this day over that life metal scene we had in the early 90's. Trendy, shallow, politically correct. Choirboys of metal. Unfortunately, its fake legacy still lives on to this day.

    3 Feb 3:17pm Reply
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