UK vanguards of classic extreme metal Craven Idol are back and standing stronger than ever. With two new members added to their ranks and a batch of razor sharp new songs under their belt, the band has upped their game significantly since 2013’s Toward Eschaton. Their particular blend of thrashing black metal has gotten only more wild and frenzied in the interim, with tighter instrumentation and some of my favorite vocals I’ve heard on any album in recent memory. Ahead of the release of The Shackles of Mammon, Immolator of Sadistik Wrath took some time to answer some questions we had for the band, and offers a glimpse into the band’s songwriting process and influences. See what he had to say after the jump.