When THE CRAWLING from Lisburn in Northern Ireland released their first EP with “The Light Of Dark Days” , it was a good idea to listen to the band’s potential: although the three songs were not particularly sophisticated, they were rather thin Atmospheric but already considerably strong. With “Anatomy Of Loss”, the trio will now follow their first full length.
In addition to the very successful artwork – the man on the edge of the abyss seems to hold little more than his shadow on the sunny plateau – the discreetly more professional sound of the disc is immediately apparent: Still raw, but noticeably more transparent than on the EP The songs in a completely different format from the boxes. But also compositional has done quite a bit: Like the opener, “An Immaculate Deception” knows with a catchy reef and catchy vocals to please – a similar mixture could evocation and Satyricon sound. But THE CRAWLING want to hear more: With the lazy “Poison Orange” it is doomed, with “Norddeen” on “Acid On My Skin” – the song as well as many a following reef could also come from the early days of Amon Amarth .
Although THE CRAWLING are definitely feeling the most comfortable in Midtempo-Death, “Anatomy Of The Loss” makes it possible to give the evil Death Metal a refreshing taste by sending some rather doomed, melodious passages. In the final “Catatonic” THE CRAWLING bring their strength to the point – but also in the previous 45 minutes, the band knows the audience to entertain.