Lafayette, Louisiana-based alternative hardcore (whatever that genre is) band Crypt has released the official music for their debut single, “Death Makes A Holiday.” Directed and shot by Alexander Breaux, the video presents an interesting montage of stock historical footage that is paralleled with imagery that seems to tell us to consume history. It might be depressing enough to hang ourselves by.
The track itself is rather refreshing with the relatively clean vocals that are emphasized with a deep groove and some atypical guitar work to the hardcore genre.
Guitarist Andre Noel commented on the track:
The dark reality of major events that took place in the past usually don’t show up in your textbooks. Death is so prevalent in history and we have been really intrigued by those events so we decided to write about them. Fuck writing about ex-girlfriends and sad shit. We just feel like that’s played out. This song and video are about the last public execution in the United States. It was such a major event, people traveled hundreds of miles to witness someone’s life end. I feel like if that had happened today it would be much different. We just want to show how times have changed in comparison to everything you consume on your phone and TV.
Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Crypt is a four-piece progressive and aggressiveband looking to set themselves apart from other acts. Whether it’s gritty guitar riffs, the unique style of charismatic vocals, or the unconfined attitude, they aim to leave no fan disappointed. Proof of this can be found through their incredibly high energy performances as well as their no holds barred songs that are based around touchy subjects through history that usually can’t be found in a textbook.
Crypt’s key influences as a whole are pulled from bands like Rage Against the Machine, Chevelle, Letlive, and Slipknot, just to name a few. But don’t be fooled. Vocalist Canaan Frederick emphasizes, “Each member has different personal influences dating back from the sounds and attitude of NWA, to the progressive style of The White Stripes (Wait, what? The White Stripes are progressive?), and into today’s modern hardcore market. Our focus has become to mesh all of those sounds together to create something that is true. Something that cannot be mistaken or replicated. We want our fans to know our sound.
Future plans for Crypt are to begin a full-scale touring schedule that will acquire them a larger fan base and more exposure. The band also anticipates sharing the stage with more regional and national acts with the long-term goal of booking onto a festival tour in 2018. In conjunction with ramping up touring, they plan on finishing and releasing their first release with Jonathan Dolese of KonKrete Studios.
Canaan Frederick – Vocal
Andre Noel – Guitar
Stephen Hogan – Guitar
Gentry Garrett – Bass
Rock Hard \m/