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Interview with Andy - 'Dark Underground Music Zine'

The Crawling Interview - Dark Underground Zine
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The Crawling is made up of three guys who have a combined love of slow, miserable, death metal type music. All of us have been in various bands throughout the years, and, with the exception of Gary, there was a bit of a lull output wise; so Stuart decided to start a death metal band. He asked me to join on guitar, we refined our sound a bit and, finally Gary joined on drums - the trio was complete!

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
Everyone has their own take on these sort of questions. Personally, i hear a slow death/doom metal band, and i think the other two guys would pretty much agree. That said, there have been a few reviewers who have mentioned a 'black metal' sound to our latter material. So, i suppose The Crawling are a slow death, doom, black metal ensemble!


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band…

CD review: 'In Light of Dark Days' - Phantasmagoria

The upcoming The Crawling formed in early 2014 in Northern Ireland, but despite his young age as a band does not lack experience, as Stuart Rainey on bass and vocals, Andy Clarke on guitar and vocals and Gary Beattie on drums that make up the They have stable and long course in the local underground scene.

This potential heavy trio to be released late next month maiden release under the title In Light Of Dark Days, which will take the form EP, since it contains only three pieces of a total duration of about 20 minutes, while special mention It deserves careful of artwork, which bears witness to the grim and gloom of existence.

The slow-moving music of The Crawling supported by a heavy and rough death metal pattern, but which have successfully dress with bold doom / death elements and faintly funeral doom soundscapes, thereby enhancing the sonic range of In Light Of Dark Days, the flawless flow which, owes much to the frequent and successful changes tempo, attempting the band.

The barr…

CD review: 'In Light of Dark Days' - Cult Of Necro

Northern Ireland's THE CRAWLING have had an impressive 2015 and it is with the debut of their first EP In Light Of Dark Days that they begin to cement themselves as major contenders in the UK death metal scene.

Released on the solid Grindscene Records, the three tracks that follow after the play button is feverishly tapped are pure melancholy and despair, with the weight of a fucking truck behind the band's sound.

The Right To Crawl starts things off, a soft yet disturbing riff luring you in under false pretences. Because once they bring the heavy, THE CRAWLING crush you with a doom-like pace, only to speed things up for the chorus. It's a showcase of their style, far beyond being "just another death metal band."


"THE SIGHT OF YOUR PAINTED WORDS SICKENS ME. A SELF-FULFILLING MISERY BRINGS CONTENT. YOU SPREAD DEFEAT LIKE AN ANTIDOTE TO TRY, THE ONLY THING YOU'VE EARNED IS THE RIGHT TO CRAWL..." – The Right To Crawl, by The Crawling

End Of The Rope …

CD review: 'In Light of Dark Days' - Demonszone

You know something, I really hate it when people give me EP’s to review. They always leave you wanting more, and that is a good thing? This is The Crawling’s In Light of Dark Days.

Seriously, I have just finished blaring the new EP from The Crawling and it just pisses me off that it is a 20 minute EP. Especially when it is this good. I mean, seriously! It just fucks me off something rotten.

The Crawling have a good steady sound that I just love. It is this slow, depressing but very catchy death metal sound. If you are familiar with it at all, you could compare it a little toReverend Bizarre. Especially the final track, Catatonic. A track that sounds like it would make the perfect soundtrack for someone who brung about the black plague and would happily sit there smiling at you amongst a pile of dead corpses. Though the other two tracks are just as good, if not better. My favourite of the three was definitely the more upbeat, The Right to Crawl. It reminded me a lot of the early days o…

CD review: 'In Light of Dark Days' - Dark Underground Music Zine

The Crawling are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "In Light Of Dark Days" which was released by Grindscene Records. Clean guitar playing starts off the ep before going into a very heavy and melodic musical direction and you can also hear all of the instruments that are present on the recording and when vocals are added into the music they are done in a death metal growling style while you can also hear high pitched screams at times.

Elements of black metal; can be heard in some of the vocals and riffs and the slower sections of the music are very heavily influenced by early 90's doom/death metal and there is a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts throughout the recording and the songs also stick to either a slow or mid paced musical dir…

New lyric video for forthcoming track "End of The Rope"

'End of the Rope' from our forthcoming EP, 'In Light of Dark Days.'

End of the Rope