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.
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.
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