The march of the Warcrab continues as these Plymothian purveyors of pure filth unveil EP number 3; Scars Of Aeons. Bypassing the fact that Warcrab have a new frontman at the helm, this is very much business as usual for a band who have been making waves with their ferocious brand of sludgy-doom.
Warcrab are the kind of band that revel in slowly crushing the listener, unleashing a sonic boom of death metal ferocity one minute and slowly squeezing the breath from your lungs with hypnotic doom the next. It’s a thrilling experience and theirs is a world that seductively beckons you to enter before punishing you for your curiosity; extreme metal for the hardy and the sludge-indoctrined only!
Riffs hammer down like a tsunami sweeping away all in its path while varying tempos offer plenty to grip onto. A truly ‘heavy’ experience – check out that truly crushing opening riff to the aptly titled “Destroyer Of Worlds” – that maintains cohesion through skilled musicianship and a primal display of pure power, Scars Of Aeons is a semi-triumph, launching the band into their next chapter and proving themselves resilient after the loss of a high profile band member.
With confidence flowing – and you have to be confident to pen a 10 minute plus closing track that doesn’t outstay its welcome – Warcrab are evidently just at the beginning of something special….which is good, UK metal needs ’em! 8/10