CRAVING is a German Death Metal band formed back in 2005 under their original name
of EREBOS. They changed their name to CRAVING in 2006 and from their on out have
been creating some amazingly good Death Metal music. They are a Death Metal band at
the core but they do build off that sound by adding in some Black Metal elements and
Celtic / Folk Metal elements as well. The music has a technical new school Death Metal
vibe with old school Death Metal mixed through out. They take the music into some
colder and darker areas at times, which is where the Black Metal influences start to shine.
My favorite part of their sound is when they inject the Folk & Celtic Metal influences.
They are not a straight up Folk band, so people who don't like Folk should give these
guys a listen to. They just injected some flavoring of these styles to give them a bit of a
fresh sound. The vocals are done in a mid ranged to low ended Death Metal growl style.
Ivan Chertov's vocals tended to remind me of Johan Hegg of the great AMON
AMARTH. If you were to take AMON AMARTH, SUIDAKRA, ENSIFERUM,
THYRFING & MOONSORROW and mix them together and create a super group it
would be CRAVING. The musicianship and craftsmanship of their sound is perfect.
These guys should be a lot more known and popular around the world in the Metal
community. After one listen to "AT DAWN" they should easily be able to build a larger
following! Highly, highly recommended!!!