Oh yeah, this is like the music that appears in my dreams – along with a lot of other genres, however, this raucous, heavy, bone-shaking madness is top of the list and first track ‘Systematic’ just does the trick! It wraps its harsh melodies around your head never mind your ears and weaves its own turmoil. It’s catchy and solid and to be honest a track that should carry a warning of being very addictive as your fingers reach for the replay button yet again, to bask in its extreme pleasure bound twists that lock into your head and won’t leave you alone for a second…For an EP this has four very powerful tracks attached to it and demands your attention – Do yourself a favour and listen!!
Their sound gets the feet tapping, the head banging and it is easy to sing along to the choruses.
We surely have a soft spot for things carrying real punch and that is exactly what the new self-titled EP from Canadian outfit CRNKSHFT has in sound and presence. The four track offering is an imposing roar of hungry and varied metal but equally shows a blaze of hard and melodic rock ‘n’ roll, a trait even more compelling in the successor to their previous well-received debut EP helping stir up a very healthy appetite for the band’s fierce and rousing attack.
Source: CRNKSHFT – Self Titled EP
Crnkshft show us some classic metal elements in a new package. It’s interesting and damn good.
Though the album is short, I found myself repeating it numerous times and jamming out each time. I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of punk, metal, hardcore or any heavy genre. There is a bit for everyone in it. I guarantee you will be screaming, drumming and playing your air guitar to it. The guys are not going to be stopping anytime soon.
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Montreal, QC – March 24, 2017
For fans of Five Finger Death Punch, Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin
Out Now! Vancouver Full Throttle Rock CRNKSHFT Stream Self-Titled EP
L-R: Trevor “Tre” Miles – Bass | Josh Lauze – Drums | Shane “Shanr” Jolie – Vocals | Sebastien “Sea Bass” Mark Pulse – Guitar | Geoff “Gway” Way – Guitar
Photo Credit – Alex Barredo
A full stream of their self-titled EP can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/crnkshft/sets/crnkshft-self-titled-ep-2017
Video – Systematic – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8nMR5NEi90
Free Download – Old Habits – http://www.puregrainaudio.com/audio/crnkshft-old-habits-free-song-download
Since the band’s formation in 2015, CRNKSHFT’s engine has been firing on all cylinders setting their scene ablaze with their explosive, drop tune aggression with melody at its core. They pride themselves on writing raw, emotional music and when they perform with zero fucks given, what you see is what you get…a leave it all on stage attitude that gets fans fists pumping, head banging and singing along to the band’s anthemic melodies. The band has already been tapped as local support for such touring bands as Prong, Grim Reaper, and The Veer Union.
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“”For those that like their music fast and powerful, this is the appetizer for you. It’s all kinds of mad power…an epic little album from a band that is close to conquering the universe… or at the very least, close to setting it aflame.” – 925 Rebellion
“Opener ‘Systematic’ will testify to this with punchy and growling riffs and equally growling vocals which somewhat draw you in and immediately your foots a tapping and your head is banging, as the air guitar sits proudly on your lap as you ‘Systematically’ scream and roar to the vocals which if you listen closer also have a story to tell.” – We Rock Webzine
“CRNKSHFT’s forthcoming release sells me on the group’s ultimate potential. I look forward to hearing what else this Canadian band can do. ” – Heavy Metal Time Machine
“Stomping drop tuned leads, soaring vocals and hard-charging grooves litter the lead single, a formula that pays off in spades on the riff-tacular “Tears Me Apart,”” – Get Exposed Music
“these guys have a running start to the hard rock scene, and if their message and sound stays in their current vein, there’s no denying that this band will put a crankshaft kick-start to this year’s list of burgeoning, fantastic new artists.” – Shockwave Mag
“the four tracks are full of grunge influences and a killer metal delirium that will capture your heart ,and ignite your mind. “Systematic” kicks the release off in fine style ,with its bludgeoning , punishing riffs its easy to see why this was the band’s first single, the lead guitars strings are flayed as the guys will have you banging your head and bouncing around the room this is a stylistic killer opener.” – The Metal Meltdown