Friday 26 January, 2018
“THE WORLD’S FINEST” – Awarded 6 Ks OUT OF 5, KERRANG!
Japan’s most creative band Crossfaith have gifted the world with a new EP called Wipeout, released today via UNFD.
Wipeout, the latest in a series of innovative releases, is a summary of everything danceable currently bubbling in music that nods excitingly to the future. With synths that sound like guitars, guitars that sound like laser beams and bleeding-edge beats throughout, it’s the sound of a band who have carve out their own new identity with every release.
Click below to watch the insane new video for “Wipeout”
“The future won’t wait for us, so let’s dive in together!” says frontman Kenta “Ken” Koie. “I’m tired of this world and I think a lot of people feel the same way. It’s hard to wait for the future…”
Wipeout sees Crossfaith elevate their craft yet higher in the way only they know how. With songs that both reference Final Fantasy VII and carry a timely warning of the dangers of nuclear power in the space of a few lines (“Vermillion Gold”), represent their maturation as songwriters (the title track had almost 50 choruses written for it) and look set to ignite the pit (well, all of them but mainly “Inside The Flames”), it’s another matchless addition to their canon.
2017 brought with the huge FREEDOM EP, following up the revolutionary New Age Warriors andFREEDOM EPs. These future-baiting tracks took the groundwork laid by 2015 album XENO, 2013’s APOCALYZE and 2012’s ZION EP as well as the band’s vast touring history and catapulted them into a whole new league; the band recently moved up to arena level at home in their native Japan and continue to tour regularly throughout the UK & Europe. The band were last in Australia playing with In Hearts Wake in 2017.
Wipeout is available now on all digital services.