Cuatro (Flotsam and Jetsam album)

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For the Green Day album, see ¡Cuatro!
Studio album by Flotsam and Jetsam
Released October 13, 1992
Recorded Dodge City Sound, Glendale, California
Mixed at Pakaderm Studios, Los Alamitos, California
Genre Thrash metal, heavy metal
Length 51:53
Label MCA Records
Producer Neil Kernon
Flotsam and Jetsam chronology
When the Storm Comes Down
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Cuatro (meaning "four" in Spanish) is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, released on October 13, 1992 via MCA Records. The album was re-released on May 13, 2008 by Metal Mind Productions, remastered with five bonus tracks and limited to 2000 copies. The re-release also contains new packaging and liner notes from band members Eric A.K., Jason Ward and Ed Carlson.

Chris Cornell (of the grunge band Soundgarden) co-wrote "The Message" and is credited as Christopher Cornell.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written By Edward Carlson, Eric A. Knutson, Jason Ward, Kelly Smith, Michael Gilbert and Eric Braverman, except where noted.

  1. "Natural Enemies" – 3:35
  2. "Swatting At Flies" – 4:03
  3. "The Message" – 4:32 (Carlson, Knutson, Ward, Smith, Gilbert, Cornell)
  4. "Cradle Me Now" – 4:04 (Carlson, Knutson, Ward, Smith, Gilbert)
  5. "Wading Through The Darkness" – 6:06
  6. "Double Zero" – 3:43
  7. "Never To Reveal" – 4:16
  8. "Forget About Heaven" – 4:47
  9. "Secret Square" – 5:21
  10. "Hypodermic Midnight Snack" – 3:46
  11. "Are You Willing" – 4:00
  12. "(Ain't Nothing Gonna) Save This World" – 3:45

2008 Metal Mind re-release bonus tracks[edit]

  • 13. "Date With Hate" (Carlson, Knutson, Ward, Smith, Gilbert, Ellefson)
  • 14. "Wading Through The Darkness" (radio edit)
  • 15. "Wading Through The Darkness" (industrial mix)
  • 16. "Cradle Me Now" (edit version)
  • 17. "Wading Through The Darkness" (video)


Credits are adapted from the liner notes.

  • Eric A.K. – lead, background vocals
  • Edward Carlson – guitars, background vocals
  • Michael Gilbert – guitars, background vocals
  • Jason B. Ward – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Kelly David-Smith – drums, background vocals
  • Eric Braverman – production co-ordinator and the sixth Flotsam
  • Orchestration on "Forget About Heaven" by Michael Gilbert; performed by Neil Kernon


  • Produced by Neil Kernon
  • Recorded, engineered and mixed by Neil Kernon. Assistant engineers: Michelle Schindler, A.J. Justico
  • Mix assistants: Doug Beiden, J.R. McNeely
  • Mastering: Howie Weinberg


  1. Rivadavia, Eduardo. "allmusic ((( Cuatro > Overview )))". Retrieved 2006-06-12. 
  1. " Cuatro: Music: Flotsam & Jetsam". Retrieved 2006-06-12.