It's funny how bands change, be it in a respectful manner or to merely cash in on a record buying public who will consume and listen to any old shite. But what's even more amusing is how some of us will stay with a band through thick and then, defending them, naively believing that the next record will be better, a return to the roots, while the others or the realists as I like to call them flee screaming blasphemed remarks and uttering sworn vows to relinquish any association with said band and never ever listen to them again. A few times during my life I have threatened to do so, particularly with the likes of 18 Visions and Caliban who have pushed my patience and granted I hate their newer material and can't stomach seeing them live, but, I do continue to say I like the bands and play their old records regularly and have not sold them for a pittance in a record store or on ebay.
Where am I going with this?
Well I remember quite a few of the London hardcore heads turning quite severely on Belgium's Crawlspace when they released their full length 'Enter The Realm Of Chaos,' via Goodlife (although it was on the subsidiary Final Beatdown and then Soulreaper), declaring that the record was too metal and bad metal at that. Personally, I loved that record, and I would agree with what Ed Goodlife said to me back in 2001, that being it was an update of the Bulldoze style, be it with a hefty injection of primal death metal (very much though the more direct death metal, trust, Crawlspace didnt turn into Nile or Suffocation in terms of their technicality).
Regardless, before the backlash came against the full length, Crawlspace were regarded as one of the premier tuff European bands, and even today, this EP is still heralded as a classic amongst underground heads, so see what you think,
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xby7td - Crawlspace - The Chapter
http://www.sendspace.com/file/f3h4aq - Crawlspace - Digging The Grave
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gk8f0d - Crawlspace - Creation Of Hate
http://www.sendspace.com/file/s04dw5 - Crawlspace - Way Out
http://www.sendspace.com/file/htbbvk - Crawlspace - Hypocrite Bastard
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wv5uk5 - Crawlspace - Don't Ged Mad....Get Even!!!!
Whereas the full length is still readily avaliable from the label http://www.goodliferecordings.com/webstore/ , but this EP...damn, sorry peeps, its another hard one to find, so watch www.ebay.com.