Crankdat is known for his ability to procure hard-hitting dubstep songs right alongside lighter crossover tracks, wielding finer elements of his harder style and welding them into delicately crafted vocal-led releases. The Ohio-based artist has just released a two-track EP titled Fearworld, just days before Halloween. The dark releases are the perfect pair of songs to get listeners in the mood for the day fine-tuned for freakishness.
If Halloween could be embodied by a track, “Horror Hour” would be the perfect releases to enlist for the job. Crankdat employs an eerie choir alongside a meticulous build until the track explodes into a monstrous drop. The main event features screeching synths, heavy bass, and shrieking vocals all of which imbue a nostalgic, gamey era of dubstep that lingers long after the song’s conclusion.
“Phantom Cry” is arrives ready to spew its dastardly delicious entrails. Crankdat twists dubstep screeches like a howling beast alongside foreboding organ emissions. Manic cackling and shrills synths ring like a bass-riddled omen.
Fearworld is out now Get Cranked.
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