Label: Choke Inc.
Uh...let's see...better band than 95% of other bands out there? How's that? Once, when I was trying to convince a buddy to come out and see Craw as opposed to going down the street to see the recently reformed Bad Brains, I had to describe them in a pinch. I believe I said something to the effect of, "Imagine if Tool were heavy, better musicians, and wrote more interesting songs". That's not too far off really, and you'll be happy to know that it worked, I got a date to see Craw. They destroyed that evening, and when they were finished, we even walked down the street to see the Bad Brains, who at that point were 45 minutes into a reggae jam, and HR had handcuffed himself to a local girl who went by the name, "Spacegirl". Sidebar; I would later catch "Spacegirl" giving my roomate a blowjob.
Back to Craw...they are awesome, they had Derek Hess and Stephen Krasner doing their artwork, they had Steve Albini record them, members went on to the band Keelhaul, and I really shouldn't even have to tell you how insanely good this is.