Set for release on Friday 16th November 2018 via Grindscene Records, The Crawling unleash their sophmore album entitled ‘Wolves and the Hideous White.’ The album features six brand new tracks reflecting upon the human desire to belong, the sacrifices made to be part of someone, disillusion from loss of self, and the final inability to escape.
Vocalist/guitarist Andy Clarke comments:
“Wolves and the Hideous White is an evolution from the debut album, and transcended from misery into disgust. I have continued to explore human emotions, and as always, our music is inspired by what I see in the world that surrounds me. We live in an age where people have become detached from each other, but the inherent craving to be with someone is overwhelming. As a species we are programmed to search for a mate, and the majority will sacrifice anything to get it; including themselves.”
“This album came together quite quickly, and was created with extremely focused efforts. The music, lyrics, and content reflects this with a more venomous edge than what came before.”
You can read our review of their previous release, Anatomy of Loss here.
A crushing blend of doom and death, Wolves and the Hideous White is a beast of an album even if it is only 6 tracks long. That is more then enough time for The Crawling to bust skulls open and pour in their fury.
Darkness filled but with plenty of metal rhythm in the riffs to keep heads nodding along, the title track and Still No Sun brutalises all that come their way. The vocals are a highlight, delivered in a demonic way.
Drowned in Shallow Water takes things down low and deep for a thrilling doom effort before A Time for Broken Things throws in the best guitar work of the entire album. This is a track and an album to get excited about in the doom/death world of metal.
Far from finished, the chug and melody blend of Rancid Harmony is something a little different for The Crawling. An incredible effort, wrapped up with Promises and Parasites, a finale that lays the darkness on thickly to the point of suffocation.
The Crawling – Wolves and the Hideous White Full Track Listing:
1. Wolves and the Hideous White
2. Still No Sun
3. Drowned in Shallow Water
4. A Time for Broken Things
5. Rancid Harmony
6. Promises and Parasites
You can order the new album and merchandise over on The Crawling’s Bandcamp. It will also be available via all major streaming services. Find out more/keep up to date with news by checking out their website, liking their Facebook Page, following them Instagram, on Twitter and subscribing to their YouTube Channel.
The Crawling - Wolves and The Hideous White (Grindscene Records)
- The Final Score - 9/109/10