Crux – Death at the cash machine

Heavy as hell, and sprinkled with combinations of metal, punk and industrial rock, Death at the Cash Machine is a beast of a six track EP.  Focused on the North East culture, filled with heavy riffs, yet firmly with it’s tongue in it’s cheek, Death Cash might actually be the perfect companion piece to Sam Fenders recent Howdon Aldi Death Queue.  Filled with local, satirical references (the central character of ‘Radgie Gadgie’ and the full narrative of ‘Bigg Market’), Death is an interestingly modern throwback to late 70s punk ability to take the piss out of current cultural norms by using humours references (“slaving away – for the next generation to do the same rotation”) and disposable riffs, all designed to camouflage hard hitting cultural commentary.  Excellent.