Crawling Manifest (Metal) - Greensboro, Maryland
Crawling Manifest is a band that prides itself upon the ideals of brotherhood, life's lessons and believing in one another. Growing up in numerous areas with many different musical influences ranging from a great number of metal genre's including power metal, metalcore, speed metal, thrash metal, post-hardcore, punk rock and even folk and pagan metal. Dueling guitar solos, catchy choruses and fast as hell drum beats all come together to rock the house and keep audiences on their feet and their ears bleeding. Something big enough to stand the test of time, forevermore!
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"Forevermore" EP Review
Crawling Manifest has been coming up through the ranks of the metal scene for a bit now. Their brand new "Forevermore" EP is out now and for fans of metal, this is a release you do not want to miss. "At The Gates" opens things up with a fast and heavy. The track goes full throttle and incorporates some clean vocals which brings to mind Iron Maiden. It's a furious melodic metal track that sets the tone perfectly from the get go. "Speed Demon" is exactly as the song suggests. The track has shades of Megadeth and will get the circle pits moving in full force. The breakdown halfway through the track is glorious as well as the guitar work is top notch. "Blistering Inside" is more melodic than the previous tracks but by no means does that make it soft. The track seems to have more of a Gothenburg metal influence to it in which makes it truly shine. Everything about the track is outstanding. "Undying" is tough as nails. The track is more Children Of Bodom in its ferocity and sound. It once again shows the depth and talent of what the band is capable of. "From Afar" is the first single off the EP and it doesn't disappoint. The signature sound of Crawling Manifest is on full display on the track. It's melodic, heavy, fast and knows how to hit all the right buttons with a listener of metal music. The guitar solo on the track is out of this world. The closer "Tabula Rasa" just as with the rest of the EP, doesn't hold anything back. The track is tour de force of metal and really closes things out perfectly.
Fans of metal will love this new EP from Crawling Manifest.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Crawling Manifest” and is there any meaning behind it?
In the Fall of 2013 we started this band for our love and passion for music. Since then we have grown as musicians and friends to create what Crawling Manifest is today. As for the name, the longer we spend as a band together, the more our sound has progressed, slowly but surely over time. Over time we also mature as people and musicians, thus the name Crawling Manifest.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from the "From Afar" single?
We would like people to have a taste of one of the many sides of the band, and look forward to what is to come.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
A hard hitting, high energy, heavy metal experience.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, and Iced Earth.
6. Any crazy show stories?
Back in February, we played a sold out show with Fleshgod Apocalypse and had a mosh pit that spanned the entire venue throughout the set.
7. What’s your take on the current state of metal?
Heavy Metal is definitely alive and well, however it is getting harder and harder for bands to reach out to fanbases and get heard.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Maryland both locally and state wide?
Maryland is know for Maryland Deathfest, which is a music festival that people come from around the world to see. Baltimore itself is a well known stop for metal, with bands worldwide looking forward to that stop.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
Obviously, stealing is wrong. However, as musicians our only hope is for people to hear our music, and if they can only do that by downloading, then so be it.
10. What’s next for Crawling Manifest?
Throughout 2016, we have shows lined up with Nervosa (Thrash Metal), Kataklysm and Carach Angran, as well as releasing our debut EP "Forevermore."
11. Any shoutouts?
Marcus Leal of Shattered Sun for giving us the confidence to pursue bigger opportunities.
Daniel Hill and Alchemical Records for giving us an opportunity with their label.
Zachary Ohler for booking us onto many of his shows throughout the past year.