If you’re a fan of rock music of the last 20 years or so, you’re likely to have heard at least one Crossfade song. For a few years (and even now, to some extent), massive hits like “Cold” and “Colors” cemented themselves as rock radio staples. There’s plenty of reasons why, but first and foremost, it’s Crossfade’s ability to craft catchy choruses and relatable lyrics that made their 2004 self-titled debut album such a smash hit.
That album, which was released on this day in 2004, was also the South Carolina band’s biggest accomplishment. While not a bad album necessarily, their sophomore record in 2006 didn’t have a smash single like “Cold” to elevate it to Platinum certification. It took them 5 years to release their stellar third record We All Bleed, and that was pretty much it for the band to date. A comeback can’t be ruled out, though, considering vocalist Ed Sloan is always working on solo music.
That being said, however, Crossfade’s self-titled debut was pretty memorable. Half of these songs – especially the first half of the album – were massively popular and remain so to this day. Join us as we revisit the album too.