To try and convey the influence that this record has had on the modern B9 and assosiated hardcore scene would be a quite the task in itself. They certainly ripped off the blueprint of many moshy NYHC bands from the late 80's and early 90's, most note worthy "Demonstrating My Style" era Madball, but they managed to bring a pretty modern sound to it, and in doing so bring it to the more popular side of hardcore. Countless bands have followed with this sound in the last 6-7 years, but I can't think of a single one that has done it this well. When the needle drops on that intro riff on "Behind These Walls" all I wanna do is dance. I would have loved to have seen this band live during this period of their existence.
Like that Cryptopsy record that I thought I had blogged about but it turns out I never did, I've had a copy of the original press of this LP on black vinyl for many years and never blogged about it on here. Maybe it's got something to do with records by Canadian bands. I certainly thought I had until a search proved otherwise. It's likely with this one that I've had it for longer than I've been actively posting about actual vinyl records. I secured this on eBay many years ago for a relatively modest sum. As mentioned earlier, blood and shit variations of this record from this pressing fetch idiotic prices and I could never muster the courage to fork over that kind of dough. Black vinyl was always the cheaper option whenever it came up on eBay, but I think I still ended up handing over something like $30 for this plus international postage. See the below photos, this new pressing doesn't differ hugely at all from the original. No gatefold sleeve and the single disc are the biggest differences obviously.
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