The album has incredible staying power, both in terms of earworm riffs that stay with me throughout the day, and the urge to listen repeatedly, even back to back.
Crawling Chaos has many layers that I keep discovering with every listen, much like the horror stories the songs are based on have many layers themselves.
aggressive and high-precision aspects of extreme metal with infectious and anthemic choruses that border on AOR levels of sweet melodicism
a near-perfect overview of their storied career
There aren’t enough hours in the day to give everything a full album listen, so something has to grab me to keep me switching to the next, and it is certainly rare for power metal to do that for me. That alone is recommendation, as Age of Revolution has had double digits full album listens.
Erie, dark, and foreboding emotions run throughout.
With this album you’ll get all three of those demos and their cover of Alice Cooper’s “Billion Dollar Babies”.