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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the hardcore punk band that includes Dave Lombardo, Mike Patton, Michael Crain, and Justin Pearson.
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Seizure and Desist
The paperwork explosion The paperwork explosion... A slob on a slab A Vegas whale Pimps and johns and patriot scum We're an up-dated, out-dated Ocean... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 3, 2017
    100
    The result is an album that sounds as if it was a blast to make and one that’s immensely enjoyable to listen to.
  2. Aug 2, 2017
    88
    Each track doesn’t just bleed into the next, they hemorrhage into one another like the elevators at the Overlook Hotel.
  3. 80
    Mike Patton fans know to expect the unexpected, and will love this. For Dave Lombardo fans, Dead Cross will be more of a stretch. If you’re an open minded hardcore fan (is that an oxymoron?), I can’t recommend this enough.
  4. Oct 12, 2017
    80
    Dead Cross’ comely disquiet is bathed in that inimitable Patton charisma, and his vocals add in so many diverse elements that Lombardo and co cannot have foreseen. In short, Patton makes it fun.
  5. Aug 10, 2017
    70
    While Dead Cross is a very enjoyable album, which retains a strong connection with the hardcore scene and thrash metal ethics, given the personnel involved in this work, someone might expect something more extravagant and out there.
  6. Aug 7, 2017
    62
    Yes, the music this band makes is undeniably fun--Dead Cross bounces along with so much pep you could almost consider it a party record. But they stick to a fairly straight-ahead take on thrash and hardcore that doesn’t shed much new light on the players involved.
  7. Aug 8, 2017
    40
    To be sure, it's a crazed, nihilistic rollercoaster and like all rollercoaster rides it has its ups and downs, its moments of exhilaration and its dizzying plunges into horror.

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  1. Sep 12, 2017
    5
    The overzealous and abrasive decisions in timbre were quite enjoyable and important, but much of the music never matched the sonic intent withThe overzealous and abrasive decisions in timbre were quite enjoyable and important, but much of the music never matched the sonic intent with the bad melodic rhythm, lack of linear direction, and poor solo vocals, which left the overall awesome creativity to an inadequate musical foundation. My Score: 91/180 (Deficient) = 5.1/10 Expand