New Albums This Week: Crossfaith, Satyricon
New noise this week comes in the form of some Japanese rave metal and some true Northern darkness.
Crossfaith stole 2012 with a spate of world-ending live shows and an incredible EP in Zion. This week sees the arrival of their new album and a much-needed answer to the question of whether Osaka’s finest could live up to the hype. Luckily, that answer is a resounding FUCK YES! Packed with amazing, electro-infused metal anthems, Apocalyze is a glorious slab of iron-clad bangers and deserves your attention. Check it out now via Search And Destroy.
From an entirely different realm comes the self-titled new opus from black metal masters, Satyricon. Five years on from 2008′s scintillating The Age Of Nero effort, Satyr and Frost return with another round of driving, crushing, sinister Norwegian noise. Claws up, and make sure you catch them when they return to the UK this November.