Mike Patton and company prove they are still as wild as ever. That’s one thing you can count on no matter what happens over the years. II has some intense and fairly clear political overtones that don’t pull punches with plenty of intensity. In THAT respect, it’s a bit less chaotic than the first Dead Cross album. Dead Cross II has a small club energy that sounds like the dirtiest but also most fun concerts you could ever go to. Dave Lombardo’s drumming is still a blast. The tracks where there is back and forth in the vocals and the energy is cut loose like Ants & Dragons and Christian Missile Crisis are great. Punk, Thrash, Chaos, it’s here. Does it go too far at points? Yes. It is still fun? Yes. 8/10.
Dead Cross are an American hardcore punk supergroup formed in Southern California. The band consists of guitarist Michael Crain (Retox), bassist Justin Pearson (the Locust, Head Wound City and Retox), drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Mr. Bungle and Fantômas) and vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle and Fantômas).
Dead Cross II Album Review