NIGHTFEAR Ferociously Blends Death Metal, Thrash, and Hardcore Punk on Cryptasm
Crossover acts have been around for over three decades now. The melding of thrash and punk became famous from acts like D.R.I. and Agnostic Front. These bands amongst much more helped bridge a gap between two ravenous fan bases. Time has passed and this bridge turned into a full-blown movement. Bands like Pennsylvania's Nightfear have taken this now veteran sound and given it their own spin. Their crossover thrash possesses not-so-subtle strokes of death metal. Their latest effort, Cryptasm, draws parallels between the rawness found in both hardcore punk and death metal. The gritty, buzzing guitar tones of OSDM make brief appearances but much of the effort exudes a thrashing, punk fury built many decades ago. The album even closes with a cover of the Misfits track, "We Bite", to give it all an exclamation point.
Cryptasm will be released on tape in early September through Graven Earth Records but pre-orders are up now. Additionally, digital versions of the album are available now at Nightfear's Bandcamp page. Bandcamp is also where you can keep up with their new music.