The latest release from Easley-based hardcore punk band, Crawl, comes as a tribute to the group’s struggles over the past couple years.
The six-song EP tells listeners to keep moving forward, frontman Bryan Eugene told City Paper.
“The EP opens bleak, but ends with a kind of positive note with ‘Latest Flame,’ a song about the organically powerful impact music can have,” Eugene said, speaking on behalf of his three bandmates.
“There is no looking back, and there’s no time for that”, CHUNX members sing through head-banging drum and guitar duets on “Something New.”
The album bears hallmarks of old-school punk roughness that the genre has become known for. Eugene said CHUNX wants the sound to be “huge, but not so over-produced that it lost the authenticity of the song writing.”
“Most of the EP was written in 2019, with the exception of ‘Latest Flame,’ which was a last-minute addition before recording,” Eugene said.
The crew planned to record in late 2019, but like everything else last year, the pandemic put off those plans for a year. After a long wait, CHUNX finally recorded and released its EP.
“We were never at a standstill, we didn’t just give up. Even at a crawl we made it through to the other side and have an EP we are quite proud of.”
Listen to Crawl on the Hero Support Records Bandcamp page: herosupport.bandcamp.com.
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