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By this point the legend of Crossfaith has already been well written.
MORE: PARKWAY DRIVE: Triumph Of The Underdogs // KICK OUT THE JAMS with Stepson // CROSSFAITH: A New Species REVIEWS: VIOLENT SOHO: Everything Is A-OK // ENTER SHIKARI: Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible // TRIVIUM: What The Dead Men Say // BOSTON MANOR: Glue // GREY DAZE: Amends // CURRENTS: The Way It Ends
They’re one of the world’s best live acts and since we can’t have them smashing Jameson on our stages, a new EP is more than welcome.
Species sides more on the double kick/chug side than dirty bass drops that we heard during their last outing Ex Machina. Truth of Insanity is the best of the lot, transitioning between a heavy breakdown and anime intro level earworm chorus.
A new take on lyrical content is the shot in the arm that Crossfaith needed and Species is all the better for it.
Digital Parasite is a grimy rap turned breakdown machine. Crossfaith sound like they’re having a lot of fun swiftly moving between the genres they’ve dabbled in throughout their discography. There are less hardstyle pounding bass tracks this time around that may keep the hardcore fans on side. Feature artist Jin Dogg’s verse on None of Your Business is a welcome injection of Japanese rap that will make sure there are a few more educated listeners after a quick Genius search. Closing with Your Song, it’s their take on a ballad that they manage to pull off. A new take on lyrical content is the shot in the arm that Crossfaith needed and Species is all the better for it.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Truth of Insanity, None of Your Business, Digital Parasite
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