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Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
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Music to drive a car into a swimming pool or soundtrack to your next migraine?
Dead Cross is made up of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox). With Patton involved...well you had a feeling it would be pretty damn weird. The vocals are half-assed to showcase a frenzied, reckless sense of abandonment. Lombardo is all over the kit with busy hands to match the maniacal nature of vocals, strings and lyrics. Music to drive a car into a swimming pool or the soundtrack to your next migraine? Hell if I know, slap an 'average' on it and move on.
Recommended for fans of: Fantomas
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2.5 :AVE RATING
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RATING Dead Cross 2017 Ipecac Eric Compton 8/11/2017 2.5
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