This Summer, while attending the Vans Warped Tour, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon Japanese metal act Crossfaith… I was totally blown away by both what I heard and saw. Needless to say I was quite excited when the band’s new disc, Apocalyze, crossed my desk a few weeks later.

The moment I heard opener “We Are The Future” I knew I would not be disappointed. This disc packs a serious, high-energy metalcore punch but with a bit of a twist; a healthy dose of electronic instrumentation and a good amount of dub step mixed in as well. Don’t get the wrong idea though, this is some heavy, punishing, and unrelenting music with enough riffage and raw, in-your-face vocals to satisfy any metal head. These additional electronic elements simply help to really make the music standout from that of others in the genre.

I like to think that I am tuned in to what is happening in the metal world, but this is Crossfaith’s third full-length and I am not sure how this talented group slipped under my radar. After listening to this disc though, I can guarantee I will be checking out their previous efforts and adding Apocalyze to my regular playlist.

Track Listing:

01. Prelude
02. We Are The Future
03. Hounds Of The Apocalypse
04. Eclipse
05. The Evolution
06. Scarlett
07. Gala Hala (Burn Down The Floor)
08. Countdown To Hell
09. Deathwish
10. Counting Stars
11. Burning White
12. Only The Wise Can Control Our Eyes

Run Time: 43:00
Release Date: September 3, 2013

Check out the song “We Are The Future”