WRECK-OMMENDATION! CROSSES featuring Chino Moreno on vocals.

I’m sure you have heard of this band already. Chino Moreno on vocals and Shaun Lopez on just about everything else. This collaboration is one of the best things to happen in recent years. If you’re a fan of bands like The Cure, Deftones (derp), NIN, Depeche Mode and other sexy shit to fuck to, then you’ll enjoy the music from Crosses. Check out a few songs below from the their second EP.

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Crosses ††† release their latest track: Prurien†

Crosses finally releases their latest track Prurien† after many many teases with their “stem” tracks. Prurien† is actually way better than those other tracks that people were putting together on bandcamp, thank god. That sure teaches me for not being patient! Well the track features some amazing vocal work from Chino and yet more calming soothing shit from Shaun. The drums during the chorus adds a little kick to the otherwise “stranded in the ocean” vibe from the rest of the song.

Frankly, I love it. Shocker right? It’s funny how Cannibal Corpse and Crosses can release new shit on the same date and even though they are polar opposites, I love em both. I cannot wait to hear the new EP that Crosses will be releasing on the 24th.

If you would like to listen to the track, click right here! Right click and “Save Link As” to download the track. Enjoy.

New CROSSES Track?

Crosses †††, a duo consisting of Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Shaun Lopez (Far), have been in the studio working on a new EP since last year’s awesome EP they released titled “†††”. The new EP will be released Jan 24th

“Prurien† – Stem #1” is the new track they have made available and you can listen to it here!!!

MORE THINGS THAT KICKED ASS IN 2011

Here is some more greatness of 2011. More personal opinions that hardly matter but I feel as though they should be shared. Here are some more “best of 2011” mini-lists. An award ceremony if you will. Except there are no awards. The only award is us listening to them and their music.

BEST EP

1 – ††† (Crosses)– †

2 – DeadfallNew Light

3 – ImmolationProvidence

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BEST RIFFS

 1 – Amon AmarthSurtur Rising

2 – CrowbarSever The Wicked Hand

3 – Woods of YpresWoods IV

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BEST BASSIST

1 – Dominic “Forest” Lapointe of Beyond Creation

2 – Chris Corey of Last Chance To Reason

3 – Alex Webster of Blotted Science

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BEST LEAD GUITARIST

1 – David Davidson of Revocation

2 – Simon Girard and Kevin Chartre of Beyond Creation

3 – Johan Söderberg and Olavi Mikkonen of Amon Amarth

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BEST DRUMMER

1 – Francesco Paoli of Fleshgod Apocalypse

 2 – Jade Simonetto of Hate Eternal

3 – Phil Dubois-Coyne of Revocation

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BEST SINGER (CLEAN VOCALS)

1 – Michael Lessard of Last Chance To Reason

2 – Joseph E. Martinez of Junius

3 – Chelsea Wolfe

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BEST VOCALS

 1 – Simon Girard of Beyond Creation

2 – Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal

3 – Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth

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BEST ALBUM COVER

Revocation – Chaos of Forms

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BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM/EP

1 – Scale The Summit – The Collective

2 – Russian CirclesEmpros

3 – Blotted ScienceThe Animation of Entomology