Dead Cross

Anticipated Albums of 2022


I have hope that 2022 will be a good year. Not that 2021 was all that bad, at least it wasn’t 2020 all over again. We did after all get some amazing new albums in 2021. Now that we are in 2022, there are a ton of new albums that I’m sure will make the end of the year lists vert difficult to put in order. Here’s a list of the bands with the most anticipated albums of 2022 (I’m sure I missed some. So If I did, let me know)!!!

Centershift- A Different Shade Of…
Black Map- Melodoria
Cave In
The Cure
Coheed and Cambria
Dead Cross
Greg Puciatio- Mirrorcell
H09909 (Horror)
Korn- Requiem
Megadeth- The Sick. The Dying. The Dead
Author & Punisher
Once Human
Machine Head
Jimmy Eat World
The Smashing Pumpkins
Chelsea Wolfe
In Parallel
Nine Inch Nails
If It Kills You
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Be Well
Cult Leader
The Cult
Darkest Hour
Jane’s Addiction?
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rollin Coffin
Deaf Club
Kiss The Scientist

Anticipated Albums of 2020

A new year brings new albums to be released. 2020 is sure to be chock full of new releases by your favorites. I’ve started to compile a list of the bands who I believe are releasing new albums this year as the most anticipated. I know I’m missing some, so with that in mind who are you looking forward to new music from?


2020 Anticipated Albums:


The Cure
Guns N Roses?
Foo Fighters
The Smashing Pumpkins
Pearl Jam
Spirit In The Room
Clint Lowery
Lamb Of God
Nine Inch Nails
Rob Zombie
Every Time I Die
Marilyn Manson
Power Trip
Dead Cross
Run The Jewels




End Of The Year List 2017: Best Albums


I present to you all… The Top 25 Best Albums of 2017

I encourage you to vote for your favorite in the comments section. At the end of the month, I will release the results of the readers poll.


Honorable Mention:

Brand New- Science Fiction
The Melvins- A Walk With Love and Death
Depeche Mode- Spirit
Archspire- Relentless Mutation
Ryan Adams- Prisoner
Cons- The Burden Of Knowing Why
Polkadot Cadaver- Get Possessed
Glassjaw- Material Control

25) Foo Fighters- Concrete and Gold

24) Black Wail- Chromium Homes

23) Black Map- In Droves

22) L.A. Guns- The Missing Peace

21) Black Mare- Death Magick Mother

20) Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds/Dunedevil

19) Scour- Red EP

18) Mastodon- A Cold Dark Place

17) Chelsea Wolfe- Hiss Spun

16) 10 Years- (how to live) As Ghosts

15) King Woman- Created In The Image Of Suffering

14) Trivium- The Sin and The Sentence

13) God Mother- Vilseldd

12) Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora

11) Eighteen Visions- XVIII

10) Dead Cross- Dead Cross

09) Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence

08) Converge- The Dusk In Us

07) Royal Thunder- Wick

06) Pallbearer- Heartless

05) Less Art- Strangled Light

04) With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda

03) Spotlights- Seismic

02) Mutoid Man- War Moans

01) Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand

Best Albums of 2017… So Far (Updated)


Since I last made this list, there have been a few more albums that came out that deserve to be on this list. 2017 has really shaped up to be another great year for new albums. Check out the Best Albums of 2017 so far below.

Also note, that there are still a few more months left in this year so, this list will be growing very shortly!

This list is in No Particular Order!!!

Mastodon- Emperor Of Sand:

Darkest Hour- Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora:

With Our Arms To The Sun- Orenda:

Black Map- In Droves:

Eighteen Visions- XVIII:

Mutoid Man- War Moans:

Depeche Mode- Spirit:

Pallbearer- Heartless:

Royal Thunder- Wick:

Wear Your Wounds- Wear Your Wounds:


Brand New- Science Fiction:

Dead Cross- Dead Cross:

Less Art- Strangled Light:

Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence:

Cons- The Burden Of Knowing Why:


Cover Song: Dead Cross (Bauhaus)- Bela Lugosi’s Dead


One of the coolest songs on the debut album from Dead Cross (the new band featuring Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo) is their cover of the Bauhaus classic “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” Hearing their version is like hearing the song for the first time again. Mike Patton’s vocals on this song is perfect. The musical arrangement from Justin Pearson, Michael Crain and Dave Lombardo is stellar, Anyways, enough with me blabbing about it. Take a listen for yourself and do yourself a favor and buy Dead Cross’s album!

Dead Cross- Bela Lugosi’s Dead:


Bauhaus- Bela Lugosi’s Dead:

Album Review: Dead Cross- Dead Cross


It’s not everyday that a project lives up to the hype these days. In fact, the majority of “new and exciting” projects fall flat and leave you with nothing but a feeling of disappointment. That is not true though of the new band Dead Cross. The band was originally formed in 2015 by drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer & Fantomas), bassist Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City, Retox), guitarist Michael Crain (Retox), and on vocals Gabe Serbian (The Locust, Head Wound City, Retox), the latter though was replaced by the legendary Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, etc).

Let me just cut to the chase. The debut self titled album from Dead Cross is, 10 songs and about 30 minutes of blistering hardcore punk rock that will leave you one, wanting more, two, wondering where this style of vocals Mike Patton has been for the longest time, three, damn… Dave Lombardo really is the soul of Slayer, and four, Justin and Mike have really outdone themselves in bringing back a sound that has been often copied and tired but not really done right. There are moments that really bring out the Mike Patton we all know and love, from the time he spent with The Dillinger Escape Plan, when they made Irony Is A Dead Scene. Songs like “Seizure and Desist,” “Idiopathic,” and “The Future Has Been Canceled,”  really show that side of Mike. The rest of the album is full of Hardcore Punk meets Fantomas and a bit of Mr. Bungle. Other tracks like “Obedience School,” Shillelagh,” “Divine Filth,” “Grave Slave,” and “Gag Reflex,” are beyond stand out songs. The sheer magnitude of force that pummels through those songs and the rest, provided by Dave, Michael, and Justin, is astonishing. One other gem on the album is the cover of the Bauhaus classic, Bela Lugosi’s Dead. Just listen to the whole album and you’ll hear the greatness

Dead Cross is the type of band that is needed for today. In the age we are in and with what is going on, this is the type of energy that can help. The combination of Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton is always welcome and appreciated. The inclusion of Justin and Michael, really brings out something special in those two. I truly hope that Dead Cross is a band that will stay for some time. I’d really love to hear this band develop and become something kids can get inspiration and influence from.

Overall Rating= A


Seizure & Desist:


Grave Slave:


Obedience School:


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