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CXS is back and BETTER than ever!!

Like so many, I have been waiting for a new CXS album for several years now. 2007's "Dreamcypher" took the band's musical depth and power to an exciting new level, beyond anything they produced before. The band toured across the world, won new hearts and fans with each show, and now nearly 5 years later we have another powerful work of art in "As the Dark Against My Halo."

There is no adversity that can hold this band down. As singer Rogue exclaims in the powerful and catchy title track: "We won't back down / We won't shut up / We won't go quietly away." Fans of the band know the struggles they endured over the last couple years, and hearing such conviction in these lyrics tells us all that CXS is back and stronger than ever.

The band has never sounded so together as they do on this album. Translating the energy and power of the band's live performances to the studio can be tough, but this album shows the world just who CXS truly is. Rogue's singing is pushed to new heights; the integration of rock guitars, keyboards, and TWO talented violinists creates a lush landscape of music that unveils new avenues with each listen.

Fans will surely fall in love from the opening beat of the band's heart-stirring intro, "And I Believe." But most importantly, "Halo" will win news fans to the band, with song complex in structure and yet unafraid to be catchy and make you dance all the while Rogue's lyrics and voice lift you up with inspiration.

In a sea of music that sounds the same, there is NOTHING quite like The Cruxshadows. And in the history of the band, there has been no better release than "As The Dark Against My Halo."

In short: BUY THIS ALBUM. And thank me later :)

Oh my god!

This is their best album and one of my top 5 all time favourites!

Great addition to their catalog

Dramatic, anthemic, and powerful, this is everything you want in a Cruxshadows album. I highly recommend it.


Formed: 1992

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Pushing goth-rock further away from its cliched Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson motifs, The Cruxshadows (pronounced Croo-shadows) were formed by Rogue, Sean Flanagan, and Tim Curry while attending Florida State University in 1992. Being fans of Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Peter Murphy, and other synth-powered new wave artists, the band wanted to capture twinging electric guitar and electric violin to compose a shimmering dance-like sound. Their lyrical imagery is passionate and enigmatic, similarly...
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