Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Holocross - Holocross (1988)

Pennsylvania's Holocross was another New Renaissance Records thrash unit that came and went pretty quickly in the late 80's. Originally known as Iron Cross, the band changed their name upon signing their new record deal and promptly released their self-titled debut in 1988. Not much is known about the band, but their brand of hyperspeed metal was potent and visceral. With a vocalist who could wail like Rob Halford or growl like Tom Araya, there was certainly alot of promise, but poor promotion and distribution sealed their fate. Within a few years, a follow up album ("Hypercaust") was shelved and the band fizzled.

Though New Renaissance has slowly been reissuing their back catalog on CD, this album has yet to be included in their campaign. In the interim, you can dig this high quality vinyl rip.

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