Japanese nu-metal band TO CHOKE released the music video for “Crisis Phase,” which serves as a prelude to their long-awaited new album “CHOKE3” coming this fall.
The band defied genre boundaries with their experimental music, staying true to themselves on every release.
“Crisis Phase”, written and composed by the singer/rapper REONcan be described as the result of the great impact of Trap Metal in TO CHOKEstyle over the years. Although simpler compared to all previous works, it incorporates heavy detail resulting in a trap song with explosive energy.
Artists such as Ghostemane and Scarlxrd have extended Trap Metal to the underground scene and transformed it into a new form of extreme music in recent years. Since this style was born out of elements from Nu-Metal and Industrial Metal, it was natural for TO CHOKE to gain influence.
This time the guitarist KVYA NONO (who has been the composer of all the songs released so far), was only in charge of the arrangement and the mixing, entrusting all the composition to the rapper REON. This is just one of the positive changes in the direction the band has taken.
In addition to the clip for “Crisis Phase”, the group announced the release of a new album after three years, “CHOKE3”. It will be released in October 2022 and, like its sold-out predecessor, it should be in high demand.
The group will celebrate its 5th anniversary with the “BEEF” event on August 5 in Tokyo, featuring a lineup of unique aggressive acts that align with TO CHOKEthe style.
TO CHOKE has just revealed the tip of the iceberg of what “CHOKE3” will be like. Stay tuned to see the whole storyline the new album will paint!
CHOKE is an emerging nu-metal band from Japan. They started with the overall goal of creating a unique sound by mixing rap metal with djent. Their experimental music, however, does not stick to one genre and is constantly evolving.
The band incorporated hardcore, trapcore, metalcore, thrash and groove metal influences into their sound. CHOKE offers a particular dissonant mix of heavy music with a hip-hop beat. The voice combines clean rapping with low growls and screeches.
Harsh and angry lyrics regularly express social criticism and the rejection of dogma. CHOKE inspires listeners to express themselves and tear the world apart!
CHOKE began their activities in Tokyo’s underground scene in 2007, being the region’s first rap-metal group. They have been conducted as a self-produced artist since their formation. Their works are proof that CHOKE is not there to follow models but to create their own path.
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