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Crawl / Press

“I have listened to it many times cos its brilliant and just real fukin rock like it used to be and always should be. This is not hollywood bubble gum crap it's fukin rock so rock it 100/100”

“A lot of good heavy metal bands have that one-word “thump” of a title that hits you just as heavily as the music it produces. Bands like Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, Motörhead, Anthrax, Death, Slipknot, etc. have that big bold word that in so few words, shouts its impression. Crawl follows this tradition, and this July you can hear them roar with their latest release The Crockford Files (2016).”

“the instrumentation is tight, and they know how to write groovy riffs with matching drums”

“Out of the gates, The Crockford Files has found Crawl slowing down the tempos and shows a profound cohesion throughout. Opening track, “Mine”, comes out swinging with a definitive throw back feel in the vein of Alice in Chains. “Heavy Rains” is a groove laden track thats an absolute head bobber with the rhythm section of Scott Clark – Bass & Tom Grondin – Drums, setting the tone and leading the pack. That is until mid-song when guitar player, Stuart Green takes the reins with a short yet impressive solo. I must admit that guitar solos are typically not my thing but the slickness of Greens abilities pushes the feel of this song to new heights.”

“If you were to only listen to the first two tracks of Crawl's new EP The Crockford Files, you might think that the whole EP is filled with straightforward, tight, well-rendered metal songs, and you would mostly be correct. If you were to only listen to the first two tracks of Crawl's new EP The Crockford Files, you might think that the whole EP is filled with straightforward, tight, well-rendered metal songs, and you would mostly be correct.”

“‘The Crockford Files’ EP. I dig it, a lot! There are both classic and modern elements within the songs themselves as well as in Mike's vocal tone. Mike's vibrato is quite honestly fascinating. The tunes are melodic yet chunky and hard-core. I would have to say that the lead off single, ‘Mine’ is my favorite on Crawl’s, ‘The Crockford Files” EP. They’re all great but that one in particular is very appealing to me.”

"Hard and Edgy, filled with angst and passion. Crawl crawls under your skin". Vocalist Michael david Wolfe sounds like Jim Morrison with a higher range. Guitarist Stuart Green has monstrouse tone excellently propelled the maelstrom to the depths. The rhythm section of bassist Scott Clark and drummer Tom Grondin are the engine behind the tremendous grooves that populate this powerful album.

“Crawl finished off the night with what I considered to be a much more experienced performance. Vocalist Michael David Wolf worked the crowd, egging on their enthusiasm and stepping over the stage barrier to get right in the crowds face. Their hard rock tunes and clean vocals were easy to get into and reminded me a lot of Alice in Chains. ​”

“THE POLLS FOR THE 2016 ROCKWiRED READER'S POLL AWARDS ARE OFFiCiALLY OPENED!!! CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY!!! POLLS WiLL CLOSE JANUARY 15, 2016 - We are nominated for best EP of 2015”

“I was not disappointed when I was hoping for a spectacularly thunderous live version of their album’s material – they were definitely the loudest and bassiest performance in this club so far. The lead singer is a great performer but he’d be nothing is he weren’t framed by the great musicians behind him. Their live presence is a rallying cry to the heavy metal nation. “Loaded” was their most powerful song tonight – gearing up and dropping off at unexpected times throughout the song. They rev right back up and bring the audience on board their crazy train. And damn! This guy’s got some lungs on him! He holds unwavering notes like he’s locked his jaw on them and won’t let go. He even got closer to the audience, hopping over the front bar on the stage and reigning supreme over the row of metal worshippers standing before him. In a fortified tin can like the Bovine, the band’s bass reverberates with a much greater intensity.”

“The band wants to pay tribute to and honour their roots while moving forward. Ultimately I enjoyed their EP and I would definitely go see them live if I had the chance. I like what they stand for, and that alone is enough to keep me wanting more.”

“Crawl describes their sound as a ‘melodic punch in the gut’ and the opening track “Rise” – which is actually the band’s first new music recording since 1995 – serves as just that, setting the tone for the EP. Mike Wolf’s raw, aggressive voice compliments their sound without being obscured by the drums and guitar, reminding me of Rod Jackson, who lead the vocals on Slash’s Snakepit album Ain’t Life Grand, something I haven’t listened to in ages.”

“It has been awhile since I have heard an album which drives its so sound so directly from one guitarist. Stuart does a killer job throughout the album creating and driving the sound of Crawl on guitars. Another fact that makes this album work for me as much as it does is absence the of layers, I imagine what you hear on the album is what you are going to get live. Crawl is basically brining back the original four band member sound without the extra computer and studio generated sound. Michael’s vocals take inline a alternative and Hard Rock approach throughout the album. For me Michael has found a perfect balance of rasp and alternative edge and combined the two.”

“Crawl is basically brining back the original four band member sound without the extra computer and studio generated sound. Michael’s vocals take inline a alternative and Hard Rock approach throughout the album. For me Michael has found a perfect balance of rasp and alternative edge and combined the two.”

“The Heavy guitar rhythms and deep cut Riffs and alternative vocals drives the brand new release from Crawl titled Anticipate The Fall.”

“Just listen to “Loaded,” and imagine what the pit of the crowd must look like in front of these guys when they play. Unreal. Great back & forth bass & guitar work, especially the ending of this track, Scott Clark on bass and Stuart Green just nailed it.”

“Crawl is an undeniably hard-hitting band from the Eastern side of Canada…wasn’t even kidding; most of these songs are tough as nails. Though they’re capable of incorporating a little melody into their music at any time, but for the majority, expect complete and utter chaos. From the moment “Rise” starts out with its filtered guitar & intense drums – this is about as chilled out as you’ll hear Crawl on any of the five songs from Anticipate The Fall.”

"Anticipate the fall" 5Tracks CD 2014 Self produced. Canada Heavy Metal/ Stoner rock. The first thing that got me is the voice! Sometimes close to early Soundgarden singer and mostly close to Ian Astbury The Cult sonic temple era. Heavy fat rythm with an atmosphere filled with calm chords thrown away that gives you the path to enjoyment and if u take drugs that might fly u away ; )

“Fantastic heavy rock band with some super melodic tracks. Vocally superb, Lyrically fantastic and the music is full of heavy highs n lows accompanied by some super riffs. These guys rock big time”

“Sound 5/5: Filter/Tool/Misfits-ey butt-clenching, groin-thrusting real rock and roll. Incredible vocal control oscillating from harridan-like screeching to a rumbling growl. Performance 5/5 Catchy, anthemic songs that got the crowd off their asses quick. The frontman leapt around with aplomb, joking with the crowd at intervals and swigging beer the next. They delivered a hard and heavy performance that demanded attention. Professionalism 5/5 They come across as seasoned veterans. Aesthetic 5/5 Riotous frontman utilized the full length of the stage, employed crazy eyes and repeated requests for shots (“I’ll pay!”). Stadium level energy squeezed into barroom parameters. Authenticity 5/5 Nothing pretentious, entitled or annoying about this trio. Legit rock served up neat – easily the most enjoyable band of the night. Total: 25/25 Final Grade: 100%”

“This five song release has three things on it that I look for on a C.D. 1-Sharp vocals (I am and always be a vocals & lyrics guy) 2 –Diversity within the music without losing direction of what they as a band. 3 – Most importantly, the ability to catch my attention without releasing it 4 – It made my four hour drive back from Columbus, OH in the middle of the night tolerable Bottom Line – The next release from Crawl I want to hear is …….. U.S. TOUR DATES! Keep it Heavy -Cooper-”

"Crawl was rocking the Bovine when we popped in on the way to Cherry Cola’s. The Bovine was packed for this band. Looking forward to seeing this band again soon".