Alpha Omega (Cro-Mags album)

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Alpha Omega
Alpha Omega (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 12, 1992
Recorded1991 at Normandy Sound,
Warren, Rhode Island, USA
GenreCrossover thrash
Length46:31
LabelCentury Media
ProducerHarley Flanagan
Cro-Mags chronology
Best Wishes
(1989)
Alpha Omega
(1992)
Near Death Experience
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Alpha Omega (also referred to as Alpha-Omega or Alpha III Omega) is the third album by New York hardcore band, Cro-Mags. It was released in 1992 on Century Media Records. This album features their former vocalist, John Joseph, who had left the band in 1987.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Harley Flanagan.

No.TitleLength
1."See the Signs"4:07
2."Eyes of Tomorrow"3:28
3."The Other Side of Madness (Revenge)"6:02
4."Apocalypse Now"8:08
5."Paths of Perfection"3:05
6."Victims"4:41
7."VII (Instrumental)"1:18
8."Kuruksetra"4:11
9."Changes/Cro-Mags Jam"12:11
Total length:46:31

Release and reception[edit]

In an AllMusic review, Vincent Jeffries said "This partial assemblage of the classic Cro-Mags lineup features bassist Harley Flanagan and singer John "Bloodclot" Joseph together again after years of separation. The two musicians had last joined forces on the band's seminal hardcore debut, The Age of Quarrel. Dave Holland (guitars), Gabby (guitars), and Dave DiSenso (drums) fill out the lineup for this, the group's third studio recording. With music penned by Flanagan and original guitarist Parris Mayhew, this 1992 release delivers a steady stream of straightforward metal. Alpha-Omega bears only a small resemblance to the frenzied, more destructive style that embodied '80s East Coast hardcore and on which the Cro-Mags' reputation was solidly built. Standout tracks "The Other Side of Madness" and "The Paths of Perfection" have a relatively subdued, melodic texture that furthers the band's career-long gravitation away from its hardcore roots. While certainly a decent offering, this record falls short of it's creators' best work.".[2]

Personnel[edit]

Cro-Mags
Production
  • Recorded in 1991 at Normandy Sound, Warren, Rhode Island, USA
  • Produced by Tom Soares
  • Engineered by Tom Soares

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alpha Omega at AllMusic
  2. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Alpha Omega - Cro-mags". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 June 2019.