The Crawling ‘Anatomy Of Loss’ Streaming In Full With Metal Hammer
Today Northern Irish doom crew The Crawling release their debut album Anatomy Of Loss. The band recently teamed up with Metal Hammer, who cite the band as “fast becoming rising stars of the ever-more pertinent doom scene”, to stream the album in it’s entirety.
Listen To Anatomy Of Loss Here!
Jonathan Selzer of Metal Hammer said the album was “Both an affirmation of 90s death-doom grit and a harrowingly sincere journey into the dark chasms of personal loss, this is an album whose humid, clenched atmospheres, chest-wrenching shifts of tempo and juddering yet unredemptive riffs seem to stew emotions down to their most potent essence, while still prising open ventricles of the heart as if searching vainly for sustenance in a burnt-out wasteland.”
The Crawling vocalist & guitarist Andy Clarke comments, “Anatomy of Loss is an album inspired by true events. It examines experiences of the band first hand, and what we see in our everyday lives. In short, it is a collection of stories about loss, regret and despondency. It looks at how people develop mechanisms to cope with grief, failure and heartbreak; and more often than not – the inability to do so. The recording process consisted of fun, despair, rage and subsequently immense satisfaction. Translating a song from the rehearsal studio to record is a daunting task, but this album was particularly challenging.”
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.