Japanese metalcore legends Crossfaith have been smashing us with new music this year, and we’re not upset about it. In the past nine months, the band have released ‘Dead or Alive’, ‘RedZone / Dead or Alive’, ‘Slave of Chaos’ and now ‘Feel Alive’. The band are yet to announce a new record, but we feel like the time is coming soon.
On the new track, vocalist Kenta Koie says:
“‘Feel Alive’ was the first song that we wrote since COVID-19 brought our world down into chaos. Everyone was forced to be alone and divided by the virus, thus we decided to make this song as a hope that cast the shadow. Also, we wanted to make it with our fans, so we recorded our fans clapping at our first show back since this unexpected disaster. In addition, we worked with Josh from Modestep on ‘Feel Alive’ so you can hear true essence of UK bass music! This song means a lot to us, and hope this will be the light that shines on you.”
The UNFD boys have released ‘Feel Alive’ with a bit of a different tempo to what they’re known for, but it’s experimental and it sounds really fresh (reminds me of EDM act Rudimental in a way). Kenta Koie sports some clean vocals and leans into some sonic electro-vibes, as the rest of the band slows right down and find a steady and soft rhythm – it’s like the Crossfaith love-song you never knew you needed in your life. The track does pick up as Koie gets those gutturals going a bit, and the band come more to life as the track progresses.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream Crossfaith – ‘Feel Alive’ here