Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Integrity 'To Die For' Red

Yet another order that rolled in a few weeks ago... this time from A389 Records. I placed an order for the second press of the Integrity 'To Die For' 10", and then got sucked into the pre-order package that they did for it with a bonus 7" or two.

So the red pressing of 'To Die For' looks nice. Once again, this has some chick from the Manson family on the front. According to Doug, her nickname was 'Red', which fits nicely with the theme for the two different pressings.

And as previously, there are no lyrics, only a pic of the two chicks... although this one isn't as good as the last one as there are no boobs on show. Very disappointing.

I think that if I had to pick either blue or red I would go for blue. The only question is - am I talking about the records or the girls?

The next record out of the box is a 12" by a band called Caulfield. I know nothing about this band. All I know is that I was expecting it to be some kind of emo. I mean, for starters, there was a label called Caulfield Records which released emo stuff like Christie Front Drive in the 90s. But secondly, the record itself has a cardboard jacket, which reminds me of a lot of "those" records in the 90s. I imagine that this would be stocked by Ebullition's distro and given a top review in HeartattaCk zine... except for the fact that it sounds like the soundtrack for hell taking over the earth. I can see why this is on A389 & was part of the Integrity pre-order. I'm not convinced I would have bought it otherwise, but this is great.

What made me chuckle was a piece of writing by Roy Walker. I laughed imagining that it may have been written by THE Roy Walker... haha!

Next up is a 7" by Pale Creation. I never heard of this band before, but goddamnit, I wish I had. This 7" crushes everything I have heard ever before. So heavy & evil, I can't stop playing this. My only complaint is that it isn't long enough. I want a full length after this.

Next up is a 7" split between Pale Creation and Integrity. I think this was the bonus / freebie from this pre-order, but am not sure. I haven't even listened to this yet unfortunately. But it's not very pleasing aesthetically.

And finally, I picked up two more versions of the VValpurgisnacht 7" - the 3rd press on lemon vinyl (which has different labels to the previous pressings - it features the art used on the test press cover), and the regular black vinyl.

I guess I just felt like I needed to own every version of this 7"... but it seems like every time I buy one and think I have a complete collection, they make some more!


Daniel said...

Check out the Pale Creation full length called Twilight Haunt, Dwid has put it up on www.holyterror.com as a free download, I stumbled upon them myself the end of last year and I'm kicking myself for not hearing them sooner. I don't know if the LP is actually on vinyl or not, if it isn't, it needs to be.

mcs said...

Nice one, thanks Daniel!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you're well aware that the VValpurgisnacht 7" now comes with either gold or platinum covers and a selection of different colour wax. I just snagged 1 of only 10 on lemonade wax/platinum cover...