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Crossfaith – Wipeout | EP Review

Japanese metalcore outfit Crossfaith are releasing two EPs this month, and we’ve reviewed one – Wipeout. Here’s what we thought.


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Crossfaith seem to always be treating fans to new music, and even when they are in between albums there is a constant outpouring of material in the form of EPs – be it of new tracks or remixes. This time the Japanese metalcore band are releasing not one, but both of those formats on January 26th. The first is a remix of last year’s Freedom EP, and they’re also back with three new songs on Wipeout.

The band are citing the record as an inside look at Crossfaith’s future and where they are headed – a concept that’s also mirrored in the release’s futuristic cover. Things kick off with the title track, which very much follows this thought process – the upbeat rhythm is paired with a synth overlay with its lyrical content touching on not being afraid to “fly away to something new”.

Whipping out their heavier side, the band transition into ‘Inside The Flames’, an exhilarating track with no signs of ever slowing down. While still complete with a signature anthemic chorus, most of the track is led by the fast drum pace and piercing riffs. The third and final track on the bite-sized EP is ‘Vermillion Gold’, and yet again we see Crossfaith kick things up a notch. It’s even faster and even more intricate, a fantastic way of ending the release as strong as it started.

Anxiously waiting in between albums always feels like an unnecessarily long wait, but luckily with Wipeout Crossfaith have given us a glimpse into the “future” they’re currently very focused on. Because it is only three tracks long, it makes for very easy listening. Though it feels like you speed through the release, it stays exciting throughout and by the end of it leaves you excited to hear what the band has in store.

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