Revolver Magazine is now hosting an exclusive stream of the latest high-octane thrash/hardcore output from Saint Louis, Missouri-based awesome party squad, CROSS EXAMINATION.
Closing a six-year gap between releases, CROSS EXAMINATION comes out flailing and impaling with the rabid Dawn Of The Dude EP, bridging influences from Cryptic Slaughter, Nuclear Assault, Excel, D.R.I. and the like into a rabid, high-caliber, circle-pit whirlwind comparable to Ramming Speed, SSS and Power Trip. What’s the last thing to go through a fly’s mind as it hits your windshield? Its ass. And that’s about the same impact this EP will have on the listener.
Sliced from the meaty seven-track slab of crossover contamination, “Hail To The Jeef,” is today exclusively being served up by Revolver Magazine; get some at THIS LOCATION.
The EP’s closing track, “The Dawn Of The Dude,” is also playing over HERE.
Chicago-based Organized Crime Records will unload the Dawn Of The Dude via 7″ vinyl and digital download on August 19th, with distribution through Revelation Records. Preorders will be live this week at the label’s website HERE.
Formed in 2004, in their first four years as a band CROSS EXAMINATION wasted the masses with a plethora of auditory evidence, including their initial demo, a split with Spring Break!, their raging 2006 The Hung Jury EP and their 2008 debut full-length, Menace II Sobriety, the latter two titles via Organized Crime Records. This first new output since their LP is quite possibly their most scathing, grey-matter-reducing sonic beating yet. The seven new tracks contained on the Dawn Of The Dude barely hitting thirteen minutes, the EP still packs more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge.