Crossfaith – APOCALYZE ★★★★☆

image001 (1)Japanese sci-fi metallers Crossfaith let ferocious new album APOCALYZE loose today! Produced by the legendary Machine (Every Time I Die, Lamb of God), and already landing them the honour of  The Guardian’s “New Band of The Day”, Crossfaith definitely have nothing to prove now.

Opening track “We Are The Future” is literal; a hybrid of the Prodigy and Pantera, or Slipknot and Skrillex, dubstep pulses and synth crossing over seamlessly with emphatic screams and Enter Shikari-esque fast-paced energy.

“Hounds Of Apocalypse” screams goth trance, mixed with a little bit of hardcore to make the perfect metal potion.

“Eclipse” sounds like an eerie alien landing, with their call to arms; “drop the beat”.

Stand-out track “Counting Stars” opens with haunting violins masking a bubbling beat underneath, breaking forth to dominate your ears with monstrous drums.

Just when and who decided to fuse metal and dubstep has been lost in history, but in the case of Crossfaith; than fuck someone did.Melodies abound, Japan’s metal & electro mash-up masters are going to rule.

Apocalyze is out now via Search & Destroy Records. Check out the tracklisting at the bottom of this story!

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See Crossfaith live:

2013

Nov 16 – Vans Warped Tour – London Alexandra Palace

2014 Kerrang! Tour with Limp Bizkit and Nekrogoblikon

Feb 8 –  Cardiff University SU

Feb 9 – Liverpool O2 Academy

Feb 11 – Dublin Olympia Theatre

Feb 12 –  Bristol O2 Academy

Feb 13 – Birmingham O2 Academy

Feb 15 –  Newcastle O2 Academy

Feb 16 –  Glasgow O2 Academy

Feb 17 – Manchester Academy

Feb 19 –  Norwich UEA

Feb 20 –  Southampton Guildhall

Feb 21 – O2 Academy Brixton

Watch the lyric video for ‘Hounds Of Apocalypse’ below;

 

APOCALYZE Tracklisting

1. Prelude

2. We Are The Future

3. Hounds Of The Apocalypse

4. Eclipse

5. The Evolution

6. Scarlett

7. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)

8. Countdown To Hell

9. Deathwish

10. Counting Stars

11. Burning White

12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

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