1. Wipeout
2. Inside The Flames
3. Vermillion Gold


Kenta Koie - Vocals
Kazuki Takemura - Guitar
HIroki Ikegawa - Bass
Tatsuya Amano - Drums
Terufumi Tamano - Vision / Program

The Artificial Theory For The Dramatic Beauty (2009)
The Dream, The Space (2011)
Zion (EP 2012)
Apocalyze (2013)
Xeno (2015)
Freedom (EP 2017)



Released 2018-01-26
Reviewed 2018-01-28



Wipeout is the third EP by Japanese band Crossfaith that has a discography that also contains four albums. It is a futuristic looking thing and in the first song we are flying towards the future, and the band themselves state that they look towards the future and want Wipeout to be the key to a new door in your mind. I would claim that I think that sounds like an exciting prospect.

I would describe this as something of a metalcore album but with elements from dance music, punk, and some other genres – they have a relatively fresh way to express themselves musically. So the music is catchy and interesting, the production is good and there is quite a bit of variation with three distinctly different songs -different but still coherent within the style of the band. And the EP is short; it almost feels as it ends before it really begins, something that might not be that strange considering the playing time of eleven minutes.

Powerful and with good energy is what we are getting from this album, I like the power that vocalist Kenta adds to the soundscape. I don’t like the second track though, it is quite uninteresting but the first is good and catchy and the ending track is probably the best of the EP. But the EP-format is a weakness for this one and I think it would have been a lot better to add a few more songs and make an album, this is a bit too short to really catch my full attention.

Entertaining songs and good sound, I think this should appeal to those who like this genre – so if you do, check it out. And while it may be good I think there are better choices to choose from, but I don’t think you will be disappointed if you were to get the EP because it is a good one.




Label: UNFD
Three similar bands: Enter Shikari/Beartooth/Skindred

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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