Employing a kinetic blend of metalcore, dubstep, and industrial, Osaka, Japan’s Crossfaith started out as a nu-metal cover band before transitioning to electronicore in the mid-2000s. Since debuting in 2009 with The Artificial Theory for the Dramatic Beauty, the band have become known for their technical prowess and fiery live performances. While progressive and punitive extreme metal has served as the group’s foundation over the years, albums like 2013’s Apocalyze and 2018’s Ex-Machina introduced more streamlined sonic elements to the mix, and featured complex narratives built around dystopian futures.