Reviews

CRNKSHFT


Crnkshft
Innocence (Single/Music Video)
Self-Release
Release: 21 June 2021

For fans of 5FDP, Breaking Benjamin, Bad Wolves, Alter Bridge, Stone Sour

“Innocence is the first in a series of singles that CRNKSHFT will be releasing in an attempt to gain radio traction before committing to a full-length record. The song itself taps into the idea that in a world of cancel culture no one is truly innocent and harps on this fact by asking people, “Are we all so innocent?”.” – Crnkshft

“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 “Systematic” scream and roar to the vocals, which if you listen closer also have a story to tell.” – We Rock Webzine

“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!” – Ram Zine

“Their sound gets the feet tapping, the head banging and it is easy to sing along to the choruses.” – Sentinel Daily

“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

“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.” – The RingMaster Review

“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

“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.” – Canadian Beats

“This concise, compact and charismatic EP brings the fire immediately as it channels the essence of Hard Rock into CRNKSHFT’s opening song, “Systematic”…a marvelous release which excels in many areas including drive, determination, dominance and general brilliance. CRNKSHFT will surely prove to be a valuable name for Rock in the future if they can advance on the progress made by this EP.”  – AC Rock Reviews

“Wow wow WOW!!!!!!!This is amazing!!!! What a great track! It just ripped my face off! – Sylvia Massy (producer for Tool, System Of A Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers)

“I have always said I wish I had “one of those tracks” under my belt. You know, the track that you could play for really anybody; a kid, a peer, a heavy musician, a producer, someone whom you’d like to impress for whatever reason, anybody… that is the track for me. Great writing, tons of energy, unapologetic, dynamics, intent, world class production, all parts are so strong, title and guitar hook so memorable.” – Tony Ferraro (drummer for Trooper, Fear Zero,) about the Single “Systematic”

“Great band ! Sounds pretty heavy. Intro riff is killer” – Cory Churko (guitar player for kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain) about the Single “Systematic”

“You Guys are the first real band I have seen in three years, when you came on stage I was like, F*** ya, you guys are a band”… When I approach a label they ask me ‘are these guys stars?’,  I’m going to tell them these guys are stars.”– Tommy Mac (Bass Player for Hedley/BigFatScratch/Flybanger/Everything After)

Band Line Up:

Shane Jolie – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Geoff Way – Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals
Eric Jolicoeur – Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
Andrew Wishart – Drums

CRNKSHFT is an explosive band composed of five musicians from Vancouver, Canada. The band is setting the scene ablaze with its explosive, drop-tune aggression with melody at its core.

Influenced by bands like Alice In Chains, Pantera, Metallica, Nirvana and Godsmack, CRNKSHFT have carved out a sound in the vein of Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Alexisonfire, that gives them a refreshing sound that’s forges these genres together. Their riffs are designed to get your blood pulsing, their dynamics get your fist-pumping, and the melody keeps you singing along.

Since the band’s formation in 2015, CRNKSHFT’s engine has been firing on all cylinders with their debut EP ‘Hard F***ing Rock’ released in 2015 plus being tapped as local support for such touring bands as Prong, Grim Reaper, Lordi and The Veer Union. The wrecking crew then unleashed their self-titled EP in August 2017 produced by Darren Grahn (Metallica, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi) which allowed the formation to embark on a tour that took the 5 members from Vancouver to Montreal.

CRNKSHFT has been Nominated for Break Out West – Hard Rock Band of the year 2018, and then started working on new material. which lead to the recording process of the new single Innocence, which was mixed and mastered by Kane Churko (Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch).

CRNKSHFT – INNOCENCE

CRNKSHFT – Systematic

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