Crawling Chaos’s music is a mixture between old school metal and some of the new trends of the extreme music scenario. The narrative dimension of the band’s lyrics is often emphasized through samples, a crucial element also on stage.CC draws inspiration by bands such as Death, Behemoth, Lamb of God, Obscura, Gorguts, Gojira and many more. “XLIX is a concept album loosely based on The Prince, the reknown book written by Niccolò Machiavelli in the XVI century. It is conceived as a sort of journey, an out-of-time chronicle telling the tale of a nameless protagonist who is also the sole point of view of the narration. Embittered and frustrated by the reality he’s living in, the protagonist gains access to a forbidden knowledge when he finds a fictional “lost edition” of Machiavelli’s masterpiece. Overall, the concept is a sort of layered, multi-faceted hallegory the listener may decode via various lenses such as theology, sociology, esoterism and psichology – with a touch of grotesque, a feature that has always underpinned Crawling Chaos’ lyrics.