Cross-Check – “Overwhelming Odds”

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Dec 212019
 

Cross-Check have released an ep filled with catchy hardcore songs channeling the spirit and sound of old-school hardcore and some updated demos of older songs on Overwhelming Odds.

Southern California has produced a lot of noteworthy hardcore bands and over the years has been fertile ground for bands producing aggressive, fast, catchy music that packs a punch.  Add Overwhelming Odds to that list… while this is their debut for Thumper Punk Records, they do appear to have some older material from 2017 in an album called  Drop the Puck, which is another place to find versions of the demo tracks on Overwhelming Odds. For Overwhelming Odds, the band recorded with Nick Coffey and the songs were mixed by Zach Bridier at Captive Portal Music with Sef Idle at SImpul Studios handling the mastering.

Hardcore is short supply these days, with most of it being supplied by the old guard bands like Sick of It All, Slapshot, Agnostic Front, and Madball, so to get another band to review, especially a good one, makes for a great day.  My biggest issue with Overwhelming Odds is that I want more.  The first five songs are fully done tracks with the second five on the ep being demos and true to form, the whole thing clocks in around 20 minutes. 

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Nov 152019
 

Thumper Punk Records is stoked to announce the release of “Overwhelming Odds”, the latest release from Southern California’s old-school hockey-infused hardcore punk band Cross-Check.

The release features five new thunderously aggressive tracks with fast, catchy rhythms. Most songs coming in under two minutes:

“Overwhelming Odds” also includes the band’s debut five song demo.

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Apr 192017
 

Thumper Punk Records is thrilled to announce the release of “Drop The Gloves”, the high energy hardcore punk release from Los Angeles area band Cross-Check. Brash, outspoken, and obnoxious. Cross-Check is a band with something to say, and the musical talent to keep the listener blissfully riveted to their stereo speakers. Be prepared to drop the gloves, throw hands, and be thoroughly exhilarated by this 13 song epic musical journey.

Cross-Check currently features Chad Sengstock (vocals & guitar), Matt Morey (bass & vocals), Chris Wallace (lead guitar & vocals), and Max Stevanus (drums). The album line-up featured John Isaac (lead guitar) and Rex Schellenger (drums). Guest lead vocals on ‘Fueling Anger, Fighting Logic’ by Brandon Good (Flatfoot 56 / In Exile).  Continue reading »