"A Ripping Strike" is exactly what fans of London's premium old-school extreme metal force - ruthless blackened thrash. The band comments on the song:
"'A Ripping Strike' summons the spirits of Poison (Ger), Sodom, and Bathory, with a dose of Gospel Of The Horns thrown in. It's a forlorn tale of revenge, of a last stand, and of darkest defeat. Being the first track we wrote, it is the founding pillar on which the sonic matter on our second album, The Shackles Of Mammon was wrought. A fierce attack of uncompromising old school extreme metal. The track features ferocious debut performances from two new band members, Heretic Blades (drums) and Obscenitor (guitar, also of Crom Dubh)."
Stream "A Ripping Strike" here.
The Shackles of Mammon will be released April 14 on LP, CD, and MC via Dark Descent Records.
Pre-order the album now at darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com.
CRAVEN IDOL live dates:
April 8th - London @ Black Heart
April 15th - Glasgow @ North Of The Wall Fest
May 15th - London @ Underworld w/ Nifelheim
Vrath - Vocals, Guitars
Obscenitor - Guitar
Suspiral - Bass
Heretic Blades - Drums