Thrash bands like DRI and Cryptic Slaughter bridged the years between hardcore failing and grindcore appearing. They took punk back to its roots as total alienation and made some great music by picking up the metal style of riffing, which is why they were described as crossover bands. Sanity Control seeks to revive those years.
Tags: Crossover, sanity control, Thrash
Rap/punk/metal band Body Count, responding to recent race riots across the US, released a radio edit of its song “No Lives Matter,” which apparently is a commentary on the confusion and acrimony over the name of the National Bolshevik style group Black Lives Matter.
Tags: body count, Crossover
Inspired by recent events, Texas thrash/crossover band released a song from a demo cut in 2016. This song, “Separate Corners,” points out that we cannot all get along, and maybe humanity should just take a time out in its respective corners by religion, class, race, special interest, etc., until at least some of us get our shit together.
Tags: birth a.d., Crossover, Hardcore Punk, Thrash
The Accüsed came to life in 1981 as a punk/metal-act from Seattle who indulge in a self-coined musical style interchangeably referred to as “splatter core” or “splatter rock.” Releasing their debut full-length album in 1985, The Accüsed developed tangentially to thrash luminaries such as D.R.I., C.O.C. and Cryptic Slaughter, with whom they share musical characteristics. Like the latter, the Accüsed applies metallic riffing to rudimentary song structures fueled by the raging intensity of hardcore punk.
Tags: Crossover, Speed Metal, the accused, Thrash
For us Westerners, many forms Japanese non-traditional music carry an awkward, or even amusing air of exotism. When it comes to metal and punk, this sense of other-ness often stems from the way European-descended musical genres get filtered through a cultural lens largely alien to its original source. Even when it comes to obvious carbon-copy tribute acts, there’s always something strikingly goofy about Japanese metal/punk. Not surprisingly, this makes for a good marketing device because even if the bands suck (and to be frank, many of them do), they still sound “unique”. Relevant cases in point are just too ubiquitous to deserve mentioning. Let’s instead talk about something that does not suck. Like Japan’s premier hardcore punk act and much-overlooked crossover pioneers G.I.S.M. While definitely goofy, G.I.S.M. succeed where most Japanese metal- and punk-acts fail by forging a highly idiosyncratic expression that not only offers something new to the table, but also manage to resonate with the deeper spirit of both punk and metal.
Tags: Crossover, destestation, Gism, Hardcore
A “War Metal Maniac” calling himself “Nokturnal Thrall to 7-11, Glutinous Devourer of Transmogrified Phallus” submitted a story of an encounter of his to Death Metal Underground in light of Gorgowocoa’s recent revelations of disgusting degeneracy.
Tags: blasphemy, conqueror, Crossover, crossover thrash, homoeroticism, homosexuality, nuclear war now! productions, nwn, NWN/FMP, thrash metal, War Metal
Grafjammer play crossover thrash with a black metal production on Koud Gemaakt.
Tags: beer metal, black 'n roll, Crossover, crossover thrash, funderground, grafjammer, pizza thrash, review, the netherlands, thrash metal, trends mosh core fun
Expulsion are a self-proclaimed grindcore band who rarely grind on their debut crossover thrash album Nightmare Future.
Tags: Crossover, crossover thrash, expulsion, metalcore, nightmare future, relapse, relapse records, repulsion, review, thrash metal
Harley Flanagan (Cro-Mags) is currently recording upcoming material with his new band HARD-CORE according to his Facebook page.
Tags: Crossover, crossover thrash, hard-core, Hardcore, Hardcore Punk, Harley Flanagan, news, recording, Speed Metal, thrash metal, upcoming release