"Life Sucks... And Then You Die!" is the debut full-length studio album by UK crossover/thrash metal act Cerebral Fix. The album was released through Vinyl Solution in 1988.
The music on the album usually shifts between mid-paced thrashy parts and faster paced chaotic sounding crossover parts. The vocals are raw and at times actually to the point of semi-growling. The musicianship is on a decent level but nothing too special. 15 tracks distributed over a 33:07 minutes long playing time, make for a short but most intense listening experience, but also a rather one-dimensional one. One of the few times the band break out of their formula is half way through "Zombie" where they suddenly introduce a harmony guitar section over a non-distorted guitar backdrop. It´s a section that reminds me of "Master of Puppets (1985)"-era Metallica. Actually the lead guitar work on the album is really good, which is a bit unusual for a crossover album.
The sound production is decent too and overall "Life Sucks... And Then You Die!" is a pretty good album although it seldom manages to make my blood boil. A 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.