RIYL: if Sabbath went the full occult route, if early Floyd was possessed by an actual demon

Label: Joyful Noise Recordings

Two of the better, doomier examples of heavy psyche’s dimension, LO and Obsidian Spectre are getting represses together, courtesy of Joyful Noise Recordings, in celebrating of signing the band. LO features an early flurry of encrusted grunge (yet, still every bit metal) tracks, including album spotlight “Interlocutor.” The crushing lead single and opener is one of the main examples of the band’s full power, with hellacious guitar riffs that carry the entire track.

TL;DR: Essential for any heavy psych, doom metal, and psychedelic enthusiasts. Both records are great experiments in the beginning of a promising career.

The Details

Drawing from a mix of proto-metal, psychedelia, and doom, the music of Crosss straddles the heady and the heavy in a way that we at Joyful Noise believe is truly special.

Crosss is currently working on a new full-length album (tentatively slated for release in late 2016), but immediately available is a limited edition reissue of the band’s first two LPs: 2013's “Obsidian Spectre” and 2015's “LO”.

Having been compared to acts as disparate as Syd Barrett and Black Sabbath, their blend of dark and sludgy psych-rock features murky, droning soundscapes, frequent rhythmic shifts, and plenty of occultism. Both “LO” and “Obsidian Spectre” also feature a similar format - showcasing 7-8 short songs on Side A, and a massive, sprawling, occasionally-evil instrumental piece taking up the entirety of Side B.

Both albums have now been reissued together in this one limited edition gatefold package. Pressed on clear w/ white splatter and clear w/ black splatter vinyl, limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.

Ships on or before: 04/22/16

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