Friday, March 15, 2013

Crux

Here's one of my most anticipated releases of the year, a grind/violence record that should have any fan of the genre get moist underwear. ACxDC, Sex Prisoner and Magnum Force all coming together on one sexy ass 1-sided 10" record. Mixed vinyl, limited to 100, 33 RPM.

Brilliant stuff from all three bands. By far the best stuff that ACxDC have done to date, these songs really did make me a big fan of the band. Absolutely killer stuff. It's great to hear stuff from Sex Prisoner again, after a 3 year wait from their outstanding 7". The mix is a bit muddier this time around, but they still keep the heavy as iron balls breakdowns. Magnum Force's stuff goes by in the blink of an eye; blazingly fast, crazy intense, bordering on falling apart. 

Really simple fold over sleeve packaging, nothing special. But it does come with a nice 3-page booklet.

Some actually nice looking mixed/marble vinyl, nice and dark purple, with an awesome B-side etching.

I also was very lucky enough to score a test pressing of this record! I believe there's only 20 of them, and I'm pretty stoked to have it in the collection. Thanks TLAL!!

Buy this ASAP, it's selling like crazy. 

~VII

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cali Smile

I recently scored a gorgeous first pressing of one of my favorite grindcore releases ever, hell, one of my favorite records period. In Disgust - "Reality Choke" 10", which is a modern fucking classic, and if you haven't heard this yet, shame on you and do it immediately. 

I've talked about this record endlessly, I never run out of good things to say about it. It's just perfect in every way; the recording is devastatingly heavy, the guitars are absolutely pummeling, the vocals are scary deep, and the groovy breakdowns will flatten your skull into a pancake. Particularly the track "Cali Smile", when that song breaks down, shit gets destroyed.

This is obviously the clear vinyl version of the first press, of which there are 566 copies. The label decided to make the black vinyl variant the rare one, since there are only 100 black first press copies. Pretty curious move. 

Comes with a little insert. No lyrics, as usual.

Here's the first and 2nd press together. Obvious differences with the packaging, which is nice.

Worship.

~VII