01. Blessed Wisdom
02. Holy Shit
03. Unforbidden Sin
04. Son of a...
Greg Bukinus - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Kevin Talley - Drums
|CROSS UP YOURS - "Holy Shit"|
Self released 2012
Genre: Black/Death Metal
One man project/band from the US. First thing that came to mind was that it’s gonna be another USBM sounding band like XASTHUR, CREBAIN or LEVIATHAN, yet it was a total surprise as CROSS UP YOURS has very little in common with that style. It’s also interesting that the man behind that is our Polish homeboy, who was at some point a member of EPITOME. But that’s ancient history, hidden behind the fog. We’re more interested in what emerged out of that fog, the debut material in shape of a four song EP.
Except for the first track which is a minute and a half long bible verses recital accompanied by a windowsill and some other ambient sounds the actual music is quite brutal and very diverse. The very first sounds of the title song immediately leave you no doubt what style CROSS UP YOURS represents. What’s blasting out of the speakers is a twisted Black/Death Metal, bringing early BELPHEGOR to mind, however at the same time keyboards transpiring here and there bring it more into LIMBONIC ART direction, which is symphonic and very dark. Anyways, the important thing is that despite many tempo changes and all that style variations it still makes sense. All of those three songs show that Mr. Greg isn’t short on ideas. One time he throws in a nice solo, another time he plays around with the vocal department.
Bottom line is that “Holy Shit” shows very well what potential CROSS UP YOURS has. We can hear that the wings haven’t been fully spread yet and this project will still show what it’s capable of (meaning it will blow us away the proper way). It’s definitely set on the right path.