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Old 01-02-2014, 05:51 PM
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Holy shit, I found a trancecore band that I actually like. On Apocalyze, Crossfaith takes a very stale genreand injects it with a much-needed spark of creativity. A lot of bands in the genre use the same tired formula of auto-tune, dubstep beats, frail screams and emo-inspired clean vocals catering towards the teenage girl audience. Aside from a couple of brief wub-wub brostep moments early on in the record with tracks like "We Are the Future" and "Hounds of the Apocalypse", Crossfaith (thankfully) does none of that and reaches outside the stereotypes of the genre for inspiration. The vocals are very much rooted in melodic death metal, there is a killer sense of groove that is reminiscent of old-school metalcore, the drums are explosive and loaded with crazy fills and the synths are mostly catchy and fun. It's very refreshing to see an act produce metal with a heavy electronic influence that isn't gimmicky or watered-down. This is some legitimate, classic metalcore that intertwines perfectly with the electronic elements to produce something that will stick with you and warrants multiple listens.

Standout Tracks
1.The Evolution
2.Gala Hala (Burn Down the Floor)
11/28 ABR/ETID
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