DAWN CROSBY (1963 - 1996)
She was part of the Thrash Metal scene of L.A. by being the lead singer of DETENTE (formed in 1984) who released their debut album "Recognize no Authority" in 1986 from Metal Blade records.
Dawn Crosby by being a wild free spirit made this band make a difference and not to sound as the average Thrash Metal band.By bringing the punk / hardcore attitude with her and a pissed of voice made "Recognize no Authority" being the perfect balance between the street attitude of punk and the wrath of Thrash Metal.
Songs like "Holy War","Losers" and "Vultures in the sky" are perfect examples of this band's quality.In other words this album is a killer.!!!
DETENTE reformed in 1987 under the name CATALEPSY with singer Veronica Ross and released the album "Beyond the Threshold" so that they would split again and reunite in 2008 releasing their album "Decline" being always part of the Metal Blade family.Both of these records are full of extremely good Thrash Metal music.Check'em out.
5 years later Dawn Crosby reappears with her new musical achievment.It's 1991 and along with DETENTE's guitarist Ross Robinson and later high class producer (KORN/SEPULTURA/LIMP BIZKIT) they release the album "Within the Veil".The name of the band FEAR OF GOD.
I'm talking about a pure fucking nightmare!!!The music of FEAR OF GOD is like a bad trip through the worst of your fears.No points of light in this record,not at all.It's like snakes crawling on your skin while you're unable to react.
Dawn Crosby takes her addictions,her fears and her anger puts'em all together and she's slowly poisoning your soul with that specimen.It's like she's temting you and cursing you at the same time.
The sound is from another planet,melodic and heavy at the same time but the melodies are sick,creating the soundtrack of a deranged mind.Songs like "Betrayed","Love's Death","Emily","White Door" are just one of a kind.
"Within the Veil" is a record so different from any other of that era and even now 21 years after it's release sounds like it comes from the future.
KILLING THE PAIN ep
True fucking rock n roll child Dawn Crosby lived her life on the edge and made music, milles away from the standards and the trends that destroy the musicians will to explore and create.
CREATION IS THE WEAPON AGAINST YOUR FUCKED UP MINDS AND IDEAS!!!