Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Here it fucking is, the new Black Breath album 'Heavy Breathing' out on Southern Lord. Blue vinyl for mail order only of something like 494. Sold out. This will certainly be in my top ten of 2010, no questions.
Things have changed with this album somewhat. Their last MLP was absolute Motorhead worship if you ask me. In somewhat of what most would consider almost a natural progression, with this LP they're playing pretty tried and true early 90's Scando death 'n' roll. I'm hearing extreme 'Indecent And Obscene' era Dismember comparisons, and that's a good thing. Either way, it's metal as fuck. I'm a slave to massive riffs, and this album is packed with them.
So impressed with every aspect of this LP, amazing quality package all in all. Quality build, awesome wax, great art and layout. Expect nothing less from Southern Lord, though everyone clearly knows this already.
Awesome artwork from Justin Bartlett doesn't get interrupted by any kind of header or logo on the front cover. I like that. Everything you need to know is on the back.
And a b-side etching of the cover art. I have a few etched LP's, but this one is by far the best I've ever seen. All in all, Trap The have really stepped into their own with this release.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Demo tape (2003) (Painkiller Records)
Cave advance tape (2004) (Self Released)
Enslaved And Obliterated demo CDR (2004) (Unofficial self release)
Demo CDR (2005) (Unofficial self release)
Live In Columbus CDR /20 (2005) (Maim And Disfigure)
Live In Toronto CDR /50 (2007) (Self Released)
Clacial Reign demo CDR /20 (2007) (Self Released)
Vomit Noize demo CDR (2007) (Self Released)
8 Track Cartridge (2007) (Welfare)
Cave LP, Test Press /20 (2004) (Painkiller/Collapse)
Cave LP, Regular Cover, Black /1025, 1st pressing (2004) (Painkiller/Collapse)
Cave LP, Record Release Cover /50, Black /1025, 1st pressing (2004) (Painkiller/Collapse)
Cave LP, Clear/blue/purple /132, 2nd pressing (2005) (Painkiller/Collapse)
Cave LP, Silk Screen Cover, Black /106, 2nd pressing (2005) (Painkiller/Collapse)
Cave LP, Gold /100, 3rd pressing (2007) (Painkiller/Collapse)
Glacial Reign LP, Test Press /6 (2006) (Painkiller)
Glacial Reign LP, Black /825, 1st pressing (2006) (Painkiller)
Glacial Reign LP, White /284, 1st pressing (2006) (Painkiller)
Glacial Reign LP, Gold /550, 2nd pressing (2007) (Painkiller)
Glacial Reign LP, Clear /500, 3rd pressing (2009) (Painkiller)
Teenagers 7”, Test Press /6 (2006) (Painkiller)
Teenagers 7” /302 (2006) (Painkiller)
World Unfolds/Brought Back To Life 7", Test Press /?? (Bootleg)
World Unfolds/Brought Back To Life 7” /300 (2007) (Bootleg)
Conscious/Unconscious LP, Test Press /12 (2008) (Clean Plate)
Conscious/Unconscious LP, Orange /200, 1st Pressing (2008) (Clean Plate)
Conscious/Unconscious LP, Black /800, 1st Pressing (2008) (Clean Plate)
Conscious/Unconscious LP, White /500, 2nd Pressing (2008) (Clean Plate)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7”, Test Press /24 (2008) (Youngblood)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7”, Orange /200, 1st Pressing (2008) (Youngblood)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7”, Clear /350, 1st Pressing (2008) (Youngblood)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7”, Black /550, 1st Pressing (2008) (Youngblood)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7”, Red /200, 2nd Pressing (2008) (Youngblood)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death 7”, Black /300, 2nd Pressing (2008) (Youngblood)
They also have coming up the 4 way split double 7" with Scapegoat, Mind Eraser and Iron Lung, and the tour split 7" with Slang, obviously, add these to the list.
For a better description of all of this, see here- http://glacialreign.blogspot.com/2007/09/1.html
Two new tracks, one obviously the title track, which will be on the LP, and a b-side, 'Life As A War', which is pretty much the sequel to 'This Is My War' off the Ruined 7" from a few years ago. Similar lyrics, similar structure. It's rather rough though, initially I thought it was a live recording of the original song.
Like I've said before, I think these guys really go over alot of peoples head. I've heard them compared to Infest FFS. How the fuck did that happen?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
In other news, the digital of the new Trash Talk LP became available to purchase today from the bands website, but I've already found a blog that's hosting it for free. I won't link you, but if you feel so inclined, you should have zero trouble finding it for yourself. You didn't read that here haha.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
And this latest offering from the Fashionable Idiots label. The new 7" from Chicago's Manipulation. Black wax. Good, rough, fast hardcore from some of the dudes in Civic Progess and Chronic Seizure. That list should also give you an idea of how this sounds, though it's a bit more gruff.
Silk screened by-fold cover on really nice, matt, black cardstock. I don't own enough records with covers like this. FI continues to pump out good bands.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Obviously this split with Mind Eraser never happened, but I never knew it was in the pipeline until I read this. Would certainly have been interesting. ME's interpretation of the AF classic is very well done too.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Lewis was up here in Brisbane recently when he dropped both this 7" and the Suffer/PH split off at Rocking Horse Records. I was in the store a few days later, as fate would have it.And what record collection is a real collection without Black Flag records? Do I really need to talk about these two?? Obviously not OG pressings.
Friday, May 7, 2010
This is the reissue 2xLP of Far Beyond Driven by the bands label Elektra. Along with this repress they also did Cowboys From Hell and VDOP. I didn't have the cash to spend at the time, so I chose just to grab this one. Had TGSTK been available I would have definitely ordered that too. Black wax. Original artwork that was 'banned'. Was it really banned, or was it just a hype builder? I may have only been 11 or 12 when this album first came out, but there were certainly other big bands issuing far more graphic artwork at the time.
Inside of the gatefold, with the more well known art. I prefer the skull anyway. More simple, more to the point. I doubt many would disagree. I'm not normally ever a fan of vinyl that's issued by big labels. It's like buying CD's; it's too generic most of the time, too sterile. But this is actually quality, yeah there's a fucking barcode on the back panel, but it's clean and tidy, and it seems as if some effort has been put in. If they decide to reissue TGSTK I will be all over it.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
And this is the second s/t 7" by Broken Patterns. Again, another purchase based pretty much on the quality of the issuing labels good track record (and the list of members other bands, Knife Fight being one of them). I like Six Feet Under's style, but this is certainly out of my taste range, by a long shot. Danger House styled punk rock I guess. I like it angrier.
Not a massive fan of the layout or artwork either. Each to their own though I guess. Clear yellow type vinyl. Anyone who wants either of these records, hit me up.
While I have your attention, check out my man-friend Morgan's new blog. He talks about records, music, and anything and everything. Dude is backed. Square Eyes!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Lush gatefold artwork, this would make a mighty good framed print or something. It very much suits the aesthetic of the band. Seems gatefold, epic artwork and this drone kind of stuff just go hand in hand.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
More A389 stuff, the latest 7" by The Love Below. Sleazy, rough hardcore punk. The best thing about this record is the front cover. Photobucket deleted my pic of the topless women from the Integrity 10", but they left this. Whatever.
The latest Triac 7". Black vinyl with white smudges. This has been out for a while, and it's something that I have wanted for just as long, I guess I've just been too lazy to go about actually getting it. Spazzed grindcore with more basic 'hardcore' vocals as opposed to metal kind of stuff ala Insect Warfare etc. It's a good recording, but the newer stuff I've heard online is better. As far as I can tell, this group has members of Pulling Teeth or something?
And the Seraphim s/t 7" on brown wax. This is the pic of this post. Dark, doomy, sludgy hardcore. I didn't actually order this one, but Dom threw it in for free, I guess I order a fair bit from A389. I'm so glad he did, it fucking rules.