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CD review: 'In Light of Dark Days' - The Pain Fucktory

Stuart Rainey (Bass & Vocals), Andy Clarke (Guitar & Vocals) and Gary Beattie (Drums) comprise this trio of long serving metal-heads from Northern Ireland, collectively known since 2014 as The Crawling.

‘In Light of Dark Days’ is the second release from the band, following the ‘Choking on Concrete’ single released earlier in 2015, and is the culmination of a long journey for the bands individual members: (Stuart hailed from 90's death metal band Severance, Andy fronted Honey For Christ for fourteen years, and Gary Beattie is still blasting for Zombified.)

‘The Right to Crawl’ oozes into existence with a ten tonne slab of a doom riff leading to the misanthropic hatred of the lyrics - gutturally growled (while never losing any of their comprehensibility) and often black as well as death metal influenced. The band are tight as fuck and the clear, powerful production translates the crushing slow Death/Doom sonic attack of The Crawling perfectly.

‘End of the Rope’ follows and further reveals the core themes of the bands music; despair and anguish. The literacy of the lyrics is a really strong feature throughout. Here, a fairly clear narrative combines with a poetically cryptic expression and traverse’s dark worlds haunted by suicidal phantoms.

‘Catatonic’ opens with rolling thunder and tolling guitar and bass culminating in a roar and grinding misery and the contempt for humanity that is integral within The Crawling’s output so far. If ‘In Light of Dark Days’ is anything to go by this Irish trio should go from strength to strength and I will certainly be following their dark journey. 

Excellent.


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