One of the few internationally known Chilean metal bands,
Criminal was formed by Anton Reisenegger and Rodrigo Contreras
in 1991, with
Reisenegger earlier gaining fame fronting the cult South American
death metal band
Their later material such as 1997's Dead Soul and
shows the band pursuing a steady, harsh death/thrash style,
accentuated by Reiseneggar's hoarse vocals and some crunchy riffing
courtesy of Contreras.
After Cancer, Reisenegger and Contreras relocated to England,
put together a new lineup, and continued right where they left off.