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Crawler Extends Their Descent Into Darkness on New E.P.


Houston can be a dark place, though the world of suburbia is even darker for the youth. With a vast expansive landscape of nothingness, you can either start a band or hang out in a parking lot breaking things. For Crawler, they make you ask, can’t you do both? On their latest E.P. Descent Into Suburban Hell they take their devotional dark metal infused sound, and descend further into the abyss of bleak nothingness.

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With the chaotic opening of “Tomorrow I’m Dead,” Crawler wastes no time in delivering squealing noise and almost demonic sounding vocals. The way the recording sounds like it spared all expense yet holds the grinding sounds together is something else. The live and in-person sounds of “Please Help Me” offers just enough darkness to please any fan of the black metal notations the band employs, while the closer “Killing Myself Is What Keeps Me Alive” offers a droning and bleak view into the band’s dismal and devoid of happiness sound.

You can stream or purchase the album directly from the Crawler Bandcamp page. Crawler will be on tour tonight at Revolution Records in Kansas City, MO until January first in El Paso, TX at Neon Rose

Image Credits: photo Courtesy of Artist.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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