The Observatory, Thursday, August 10th 2017
Dead Cross, featuring Dave Lombardo and Mike Patton
We stood at mixing board, 80% full house, very enthusiastic. Caught up with Dave prior to gig. He looked great. I had a grand tour of his drum kit. Dave highlighted his Tama snare, great looking snare. It looked like its sound was going to be great, and it was, on the 4 count of Dead Cross’s first gig with Mike Patton on lead vocals.
The band is relentless, non stop, giving up multiple surprises of rhythm and powerful vocals, it charged, led by Dave’s lead bass drums crescendos, sudden stops, left me impaled in midair. We had to leave show before it ended because of the late hour and our tired guest party.
Dead Cross, tight bass, tight guitar. If you want to be pinned and rearranged, see this band.