Hailing from Sonora, Mexico, the death metal act CRS started back in 1991, and since then has been cranking out punishing technical riffs, and evil growls. Their beginning influences were in the realm of technical death metal and death metal, but they have always sought out different song structures and embraced fusion. They have a new single featuring guest vocals from Kath Danzig coming out that takes them in a new direction toward the melodic end of the spectrum. “The Failure” talks about how we, as a human race, have failed. Not caring about tomorrow, nor the young ones, we are a failure. A disgrace to intelligence. How there is no empathy, just emptiness. The band explains further:
“CRS has always wanted to be versatile. We want to offer music that we like, we never think about music styles, but about a good metal song. In the case of “The Failure” we made an exception, we did seek to make a “melodic death metal” since we had never done it before, even though we really like that style. The single has an important message, humanity is a failure and it has screwed up the whole planet. Having a female guttural singer as a guest brings an interesting shine to the band.”
CRS has always loved clean guitar passages and melodic guitar solos, so this time we wanted to compose a full-death melodic song, at least their version. It has a comfortable structure, but without losing the intensity that they have come to be known for. It will still be recognizable for current fans and add a new dimension that will intrigue those who are hearing them for the first time.
“The Failure” wasn´t originally for CRS, but they liked it so much that they kept it. They cite that the freshness comes from the freedom in thinking it was for someone else. With both English and Spanish vocals, it stands out among other songs in the genre. It is recommended for fans of Meshuggah, Fear Factory, and Carcass.
Listen to “The Failure” ft. guest vocals from Kath Danzig via its premiere on NoCleanSinging HERE.