Dead CrossDead Cross

Label:Ipecac Recordings – IPC193LP
Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Gold
Style:Hardcore, Heavy Metal


A1Seizure And Desist
VocalsGabe Serbian
A3Obedience School
A5Bela Lugosi's Dead
B6Divine Filth
B7Grave Slave
B8The Future Has Been Cancelled
B9Gag Reflex
B10Church Of The Motherfuckers

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Gold vinyl issued in glow in the dark gatefold jacket, limited to 2,000 copies. Comes with download card (320kb/s mp3 only, via dropcards).

Processing company and - engineer for lacquer cut uncredited, identified by the stamped matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, front of shrink wrap): 6 89230 01971 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, variant 1): IPC-193-A #1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 1): IPC-193-B #1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, variant 2): IPC-193-A #9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 2): IPC-193-B #9
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides runout, stamped): GOLDEN
  • Other (Catalog number, sticker, front of shrink wrap): IPC193LPGD

Other Versions (5 of 9)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Dead Cross (CD, Album, Digi-wallet )Ipecac Recordings, Three One G (31G)IPC193, #93US2017
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Dead Cross (LP, 45 RPM, Album, Red/Black Swirl)Ipecac RecordingsIPC193LPUS2017
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Dead Cross (10×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Ipecac RecordingsIPC193LPUS2017
Dead Cross (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)Ipecac Recordings (2), Three One G (31G) (2)IPC-193, #93Russia2017
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Dead Cross (CDr, Album, Promo)Ipecac RecordingsIPC193Europe2017



  • getcapewearcape's avatar
    Has anyone else played this at 33 rpm? It’s a whole new beast!
    • NorthernVoidRecords's avatar
      Love the content of the album, but my copy was warped. The first 2 tracks on Side A were borderline unplayable. I traded it in and the other one was only slightly less warped. May be playable with a counterweight but haven't tried it yet.
      • freakenfurter's avatar
        Edited 6 years ago
        My release doesn't contain a download card. Anyone else having the same issue ?
        • ballptpentheif's avatar
          Hardcore LP masters are always a mixed bag and this one is no different. Clearly the album is amazing so this review is really just an observation on the mastering for the record versus the digital as well as a review of the packaging.

          The packaging for this LP is sick and well thought out. What looks like a simple hand drawn image of a skeletal christ figure turns out to be a textured glow in the dark graphic. The inside liner notes are glow in the dark as well, textured in a way where they visually look like they are floating behind the dead cross graphic art. When you first notice the illusion it's hypnotizing.

          The gold vinyl record itself looks great with minimal and barely visible warping that doesn't effect the playback. There were stray vinyl shavings on the edges of the record but a quick wipe with a rag cleared them away.

          Audio wise there was some slight surface noise with a whooshing sound in the right ear. Obviously none of this is audible during the gnar thrash of the songs.

          Musically there is a noticeable difference between this master and the digital version with some give and take for either version. On the digital version Patton's vocals are piercing, upfront in the mix and Lombardo's drums are compressed extending no louder than Patton's vocals. On the vinyl, all the guitars and Patton's vocals sound compressed and smooshed into each other stripping the piercing highs from Patton's vocals while creating an almost flat sound. Conversely though, Lombardo's drums on the record are dynamic and big with a concussive bass punch and full dynamic range that you don't get on the digital version. Soundstage wise you hear the whole arrangement condensed and localized in one area while Lombardo's drums sort of tap dance around you and kick in your sides.

          In theory, I would have wanted more wide spatial distance in the arrangement but this mix is sort of a treat in the way that it is very Lombardo centric.
          • ClassA's avatar
            Jesus Christ, what an album. I was excited when Dead Cross was announced and then when Patton joined I was filled with more anticipation. I tried to avoid the preview clips as much as possible as I always like sitting down on release day with a fresh slab of vinyl and sitting down to give it a spin or 3.
            The package is top class, sleeve is of a high quality, the glow in the dark feature is a great gimmick, especially the lyrics inside the gatefold. Gold vinyl looks cool, mine has a slight warp in it, plays fine but am trying to get it changed anyway.
            Onto the music. It really is top notch. Justin Pearson & Michael Crain bring the riffs and bass with great power. They provide the hardcore sound to this perfectly. Lombardo sounds like he did in 80's Slayer, tight and aggressive. Perfect.
            Predictably the star of the show is Patton though. This guy is 100% the best vocalist of all time in my opinion. We all know his vocal range and the styles he can pull off with ease so I am not going to go on and on. On Dead Cross he sits in the region of his FNM classic such as Jizzlobber, Ugly in the Morning and Cukoo for Caca. He is not limited to that though. There are harmonies and much more too.

            Grab a copy and go see them on tour.


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