Deth Crux
Mutant Flesh
(2018)
Crank this to 7.8 of 11
Genre:
Post punk, Goth
Sounds Like:
Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, The Cramps
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Deth Crux hailing from Los Angeles have brought a heaviness to the punk/goth scene that we have not heard much of in recent years. Mutant Flesh, the band’s debut full length takes influences from bands like Bauhaus or Sisters of Mercy and injects a dosage of darkness that forms an unusual modern post punk sound. The vocals have a trippy Bill Idol meets The Cramp’s Lux Interior tone, it’s very distinct and really gives the band their aura. Mutant Flesh takes small chances with some exploratory sounds and it pays off. Just listen to the last cut “Yellow Sky,”easily our favorite track, with its brilliant dark saxophone and trippy desperation, shows the band really going out there. With tracks like “Phantom Blood,” “Mutant Flesh” and “Xenophilia“ you’re bound to get into this band, even if you’re not into the post punk scene. The music is oddly catchy even with their tilt to the darker side of punk.

Tracklist:
1. Phantom Blood 04:18
2. Spectral Other 03:39
3. Black Abominable Lust 03:43
4. Chrome Lips 03:27
5. Mutant Flesh 03:54
6. Xenophilia 03:59
7. Lycantropic Prostitution 04:02
8. Persephone Is Half Human 03:22
9. Exploited Apparition 03:45
10. Yellow Sky 05:45

Standout Track(s)
”Phantom Blood,” “Spectral Other,” “Persephone Is Half Human,” “Exploited Apparition” and “Yellow Sky”

Adult Beverage Pairing
Therapist Imperial IPA by Dustbowl Brewing in California. This 10.40% (ABV) IPA will grab a hold of you with its bold hop aromas and flavors of citrus tropical fruit, and pine. A great paring with Mutant Flesh.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
8.3 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
7.8 of 11

Captivation and Variety
8 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
7.6 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
7.9 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
8.1 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8 of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.3 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.9 of 11

Production Value
9 of 11

Final Thoughts
The goth punk genre is definitely an acquired taste of music and Deth Crux may have broken the boundaries into heavy rock. Mutant Flesh will attract more fans of the heavy and broaden their audience with this release.

Deth Crux is:
Farron
Brian
Adam
Brandon
Jason

Follow Deth Crux: Bandcamp / Facebook
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