Trash Deity – Cross & Divide (Review)

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I have to say that I’m quite pleasantly surprised with how infectious the debut album by Trash Deity is.  I shouldn’t really be that surprised considering that the personnel involved in making it is none other than Groovie Mann from My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and John D Norten of Blue Eyed Christ. If your a fan of TKK you’re going to love Trash Deity, especially if you really dig the earlier material by Thrill Kill Kult.  This has all of the sleaze and grit that TKK does.  I’m a huge fan of the Wax Trax era and loved the albums by TKK like I see Good Spirits... and Confessions Of  A KnifeTrash Deity lives up the infamy of the albums from that time period and then some.  This is like a retro throwback but done with more modern equipment. The opening track “Cross & Divide” is spectacular! I can honestly say that there’s not a bad song on this entire album. They took three years to create this album and it was totally worth it, because it’s a true electro-rock masterpiece. Other great standout tracks are Run 4 Your Lies! Fame Games which is pure ultra-sleaze, like a B-Movie that you can’t stop watching. and Finger On The TriggerCross & Divide is one of the best things that I’ve heard in this genre in quite a long time.  If you were around when Wax Trax ruled the industrial, electronic rock scene or just want to get schooled in what a band like this should sound like, go out and buy, download or steal Cross & Divide by Trash Deity. This is hands down the best electronic rock album that I’ve heard all year long!


Artist: Trash Deity
Album: Cross & Divide
Genre: Electronic
Label: Metropolis Records
Release Date: September 7, 2018
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron


Track Listing:

Cross & Divide 3:35
Run 4 Your Lies! 3:30
Fame Games 4:03
Frantic Child 5:51
A Perfect One 3:29
Hardrive 4:03
Finger on a Trigger 3:50
Emotions Matter 3:47
Icons & Idols 4:08
Finger on a Trigger (JDN Remix) 4:22


Band Members:

Groovie Mann

John D. Norten

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