Santa Cruz unveil video for single “Crossfire”
Finnish rockers Santa Cruz featuring frontman Archie Cruz unveiled a video for their latest single “Crossfire” back in early April 2021. The group previously released a video for the single “Moonchild” in February 2021.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Santa Cruz‘s last studio album Katharsis:
“October 18th brought the long-awaited release of Katharsis, Santa Cruz‘s fourth full-length album. The album contains ten originals and a bonus cover of “Time After Time,” totaling 39 minutes. The album artwork itself looks generic and cheesy, ala L.A. Guns‘ horrific Tales From The Strip or Poison‘s Hollyweird. A generic new logo also adorns the cover. The album opens with the aforementioned “Changing of Seasons” before moving into the overly generic sounding “Bang Bang (My Worst Enemy).” Up next is “Into The War” followed by the ballad, “I Want You To Mean It” which does absolutely nothing for me aside from a short, but decent guitar solo.
One thing that really bothers me about this album is the drums. Everything just sounds like a poorly done drum machine, nothing from a kit and there are zero fills on the album. A good mid-tempo rocker called “True Believer” combined with “Tell Me Why” gives you the best two songs on the record. The fourth single “Testify” holds its own after the album’s peak. Two complete duds drag us back down — “Smoke Signals” and “”It Was You” — before the album concludes with “Salvation,” a track that while decent, just seems to be missing that little bit of goodness to push it over the top, something that is weaved throughout this album. The album as a whole, is just missing that “it” factor that every previous Santa Cruz record had. There are bits and pieces, a decent couple of songs, but nothing overly great that stands out. The album is sadly, rather forgetful and a huge disappointment.”
Santa Cruz‘s “Crossfire” video: