Overdrive Premiere New Video From The Crawling ‘The Right To Crawl’
Irish doom trio The Crawling have released a new video, ‘The Right To Crawl’, and it’s streaming in full right now at Overdrive! ‘The Right To Crawl’ is the second single from the album from the band’s debut album Anatomy Of Loss, which was released recently and is streaming in full at Metal Hammer, whom also cited the band as “fast becoming rising stars of the ever-more pertinent doom scene”.
Watch ‘The Right To Crawl’ Here!
Vocalist & guitarist Andy Clarke says the song, “was initially on our first EP, and always goes down well live, so we opted to re-record it for Anatomy Of Loss. I’m so pleased we did as it fits in beautifully amongst the new tracks, and really benefits from the improved production. Lyrically, the track has always been a favourite of mine. It is a song about strength, and the choices people make when faced with adversary. Few things in life are easy, but on occasion we have to deal with things we would rather not. The easy option is the default ‘roll over and submit,’ but I have watched many people gather themselves up, and move on through the most desperate times; I admire that. ‘The Right To Crawl’ is from the perspective of one of those people, encouraging those that need to find that fortitude to survive.”
Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single ‘Choking On Concrete,’ which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.
Now with Anatomy Of Loss brought to the fore, an album featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death…) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.