In a world where hardcore music is slowly being embraced by a wider audience, many bands have watered down their message to suit the listener. Where it used to be about an uncompromising message in response to societal problems, these days it seems to mostly be about the sound, with any sort of message being secondary. crossingpoint have stayed true to their roots by playing creative, energy-driven music with a message that demands application.
"It's hard to go to a crossingpoint show and leave unchanged. Whether you're screaming your lungs out with the band or following their lyrics on their lyric sheets handed out before each show, theirs is a power and a passion that few bands achieve."
The world is never going to change over night. Real change happens in the minds and hearts of individuals who can go on to effect others. crossingpoint's urgent and honest message dealing with issues such as sexism, loyalty and personal responsibility, is aimed at reaching the individual in a thoughtful way and helping them to see the world for what it truly is.
All stops have been pulled out in terms of recording, production and presentation of our album. In what is probably a first for a South African band the album comes as an eye catching 6 panel 'digipak' package!
This untitled album is our first full length offering.
For obvious reasons, heavy and thought-provoking music has little support from labels in South Africa, so an independent release made the most easiest sense, especially as it meant that we could remain in full creative control of the message and the sound that we want to convey. With this release we hope to communicate with a wider audience who may not be able to attend our shows.