The Crawling are a band from Northern Ireland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of doom and death metal with some black metal touches and this is a review of their 2017 album “Anatomy Of Loss” which will be released in April by Grindscence Records.
Melodic riffing and spoken word parts start off the album and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are presented on the recording and after awhile death metal growls along with a few black metal screams make their presence known on the recording and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the slow riffing is very heavily rooted in doom metal along with a great amount of early 90’s influences and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the tracks stick to either a slow or mid paced musical direction and rain and thunder sounds are added onto the last track.
The Crawling creates another recording that remains true to the doom and death metal mixture of their previous release, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover loss, regret, and despondency themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Crawling and if you are a fan of doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE “Poison Orange” and “The Right to Call”.