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Alpha Omega
Alpha Omega
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Cro-Mags
Title: Alpha Omega
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Century Media
Release Date: 5/12/1992
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 727701773025, 5051099973022, 727701773049, 727701973012, 727701973029, 727701973043

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Great METAL-Album
Barbanegra | Essen, Germany | 06/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Why is this album so unpopular? In my opinion, it's one of the best Metal Albums from 1992. Of course it's more "Thrash Metal/Crossover"-Stuff, than old school Hardcore. But it's really great in what it's trying to deliver. "See The Signs" is just typical Cro-Mags-style. "Eyes Of Tomorrow" ia one of the best examples for the combination of Rap and Metal I have ever heard. "The Other Side Of Madness" ist a catchy, Dokken-like Metal tune, but it get's really heavy with "Apocalypse Now". What a great song, starting of with really FAT Doom Riffs, before it gets faster after 3 minutes, and ends in a terrific climax. The next three songs might not belong on a "Best Of" zhe Cro Mags, beginning with "Path To Perfection", sounding like a song, just made to get a video on MTV. Victims and Kurusetra are quite unspectacular, but still good. And it all ends with "Changes", a song, that might remind you a lot of the best from Life Of Agony's "River Runs Red". Very emotional singing, crushing Riffs, effective changes in speed. One of my all time favorites. This makes up a true classic in my opinion. Different than the albums before, but still great AND influential, especially on bands, like Life of Agony or Biohazard."
Different but still good
Barbanegra | 12/30/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After many hard listens to this cd, I have come to the conclusion that it does stand up as another great Cro Mags release. Yes, it does have more ballads than one would expect but they are so well written and the combination of "Age of Quarrel" singer Jon Joseph & "Best Wishes" singer Harley flannigan is truely a treat to the ears. This album has the best of both worlds, although is not as good as the afore mentioned titles. Simply your collection is not complete without Alpha Omega, the third Cro Mags release."
Got me into Hardcore and tatoos :)
Ori Adiri | 11/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album (alongside Biohazard's Urban Discipline) is a big chunk of my teens years, this album served as a buffer for me to start listening to hardcore as it is a crossover between metal and hardcore. I saw them live in Paris, France, after a day of skateboarding with a busted ankle, and seeing John Joseph stretch in preparation for the concert, man those were the good days, they were so good live.....I was very attracted to the lyrics, Indian mythology graphics and amazing krishna tattoos they had. Here I am 14 years later, I got krishna tattos, and I still make sure I rock hard, I'm glad the Cro Mags were a part of my life as they gave me mental strentgh and stamina.... So, this album is a great metal/HC album, of course, their first album "the age of quarell" is conisdered as one of the cornerstones of NY hardcore, but "Alpha-Omega" is a good addition as it is a more truly technical and spiritual masterpiece. The album includes the best lineup of the Cro-Mags (John "Bloodklut" Jospeh, Harley Flanagan and Paris Mayhew),John Joseph has great vocals and he bring all of his notorious attitude forth, same can be said for their legendary Bass player Harley, the man with the devil holding planet earth - tatood on his chest....Before there were posers and whiny dirtballs, there were the cro-mags, the real bad-asses of New York.... Unfortuntaly, the band shatterd afterwards into lesser bands (mediocre to say the least, but still with a great presence), speeking of which: the only good album done after Alpha-Omega belong to Harley-Flanagan's "White Devil", it's a 5song EP, and it's amazingly good, but good luck finding it..."