The Shackles of Mammon

by Craven Idol

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Stijn Van Hees
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Stijn Van Hees Evil thrashing metal build on an overdose of riffs and long nurtured malignancy Favorite track: Dashed to Death.
Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye Craven Idol return with more ferocity, variety and first wave black metal flavour than ever before. If you're going to love something to death this year 'The Shackles of Mammon' is it. Absolutely brilliant. Favorite track: The Trudge.
Meatbreak
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Meatbreak This track has everything. The progression is serious business - locked down, doesn't spiral off into unfocussed territories. Riffs cycle round, get broken up with interesting variations and lead breaks, then come back for more.

If the whole album is like this, it will be a trip and a half. Favorite track: A Ripping Strike.
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London’s premium metal force Craven Idol unleash their second album of ruthless first wave blackened thrash in the vein of early Bathory, Gospel Of The Horns, Manilla Road, and Inquisiton.

After four years of toil, the U.K. four-piece present: The Shackles Of Mammon, an uncompromising and unique blend of tag-less extreme metal from the early days of horrible hellnoise. Inspirations are many; Be it heavy metal Gods such as Mercyful Fate, Candlemass, Sortilege or Manilla Road; Early pioneers like Poison (Ger), Samael, Razor, Bathory, Venom; Pretenders to the throne like Gospel Of The Horns, D666, Inquisiton… But don’t be fooled – this is no tribute act. Recorded at Birmingham’s Priority Studios and engineered by Esoteric’s Greg Chandler (and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound), The Shackles Of Mammon boasts an old school production as well as Craven Idol’s most fierce and varied songs to date.

The album boasts artwork by the extraordinarily twisted Daniel Corcuera. The artist’s powerful take on Sascha Schneider’s 1896 wood carving ‘Mammon und sein Sklave’ is a striking work of art.

Lyrically the album deals with the vices of man, the plagues they unleashed upon themselves, and the rationalisation of its own actions – be it in tragedy or ruin – through the creation of deities and cults. Mammon the - Demon of Avarice - reigns above all, whilst the black arts and countless religions seek to justify human failure.

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released April 17, 2017

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