Sunday, November 24, 2013

Only LPs

So up first, this is a copy of Devotion's LP Bastard Son of Affluence Blues from Rivalry Records. Rivalry has been a pretty inactive label for a few years now. Devotion was the project of former Go It Alone vocalist Mark Palm. Originally this entire record was supposed to be done by just Mark, which is pretty impressive, for him to play all instruments and do the vocals. He ended up having Aaron O'Neil of ON do the drums, which was a good decision because Aaron is a great drummer. This record picks up where Go It Alone left off completely, with the more Blues inspired almost Southern Rock sound. It's still a hardcore record for sure but there are other obvious influences. I really dig this record and this entire release looks great from the layout to the art to the vinyl cover. Kyle from Rivalry went with 1,100 copies on black, and no other versions. Which was a cool change for the label. I really recommend checking this band out, especially if you're in to Southern Rock and Blues. I picked this up when Devotion was on tour on the east coast, they played a show in Trenton, NJ with Outlast. As usual Outlast was great and Devotion killed it. Mark seemed like a really cool down to earth guy. I hope they put out some more releases at some point and continue to tour, I'd be in to it.
Here is my pre-order for the self-titled debut War Hungry LP. It's cool to see that this band finally was able to get around to releasing an LP. They've been around for a while and though they are a great band, there's been other projects that have taken up the member's time in the past. It always felt like this band was not a priority. It's a shame because I always enjoyed this band. This LP does not disappoint, it brings the bands sound to a another level. Six Feet Under also did a great job with the layout of this release. I'm not a big fan of the artwork, but I think for a different style of band it would work. Red is the most rare out of 99, white is out of 305 and black out of 585.
So this makes my third copy of this LP. This is a white copy of Swamp Thing's In Shame LP. This is a decent LP for the band but I still prefer their first seven inch the most. This copy from 6131 is out of 300. I think this band broke up, but I'm not really sure.
So I've always thought I should look more in to this band. I'm still not totally in to them but this is a good record to add to the Youngblood collection. This is Desperate Measures Never Enough Time. Apparently this band was huge when they were active. This copy on black is out of 400 copies. Maybe this band will eventually grow on me.
Here's a copy of the New Found Glory LP that Bridge 9 put out a few years back. I believe this is the copy on green out of 1,500 copies. Nothing too exciting for this one. I think this is the last copy of the normal press that I needed. I'm just missing the copy on pink out of 100.
Continuing with the New Found Glory LPs, here's the more recent record they put out this time from Epitaph. This is a pretty decent release, defiantly not their best material but it's still completely listenable. Epitaph did a great job with this one, the vinyl colors, layout and everything. The Yellow/Pink mix in the middle is the most rare, out of 250. The black is the most common but I'm not sure the number of copies.
Here's my Sacred Love pre-order from Youngblood. This layout and artwork came out great. Red is out of 201 and black out of 265. This record took a while to come out and it has taken even longer for me to post about it. It's a great release however.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


I can't remember how I got this one. It may have been from Hellfish, either way it's Swamp Thing's Self-titled 7" on black. There's 300 of these and overall this is a pretty solid 7" from the band, the artwork and layout are good as well. 6131 did a good job with these.

 So this one I also have no idea how I got, maybe from a label? Six Feet Under? Anyway it's War Hungry's Return to Earth from 1917 Records, which is no longer an active label. There are a bunch of different colors and versions of this release, but the black is the most common out of 560. I believe this was the most recent release before they just release their LP, which was a pretty good release as well.
 I'm pretty positive that this is a mispress of Down to Nothing's Splitting Headache from Speedowax Records. I got this one from Rich from the label. This one is supposedly pretty rare out of only three. I don't know too much else about this one, like why it is a mispress or anything like that.
 So this is the repress of the Cold World and War Hungry split from Six Feet Under Records. This came out great. It was a good idea to keep the layout and design completely the same just change the pictures and make everything color. Black is out of 456 and white is out of 526.
I believe I got these from 6131. Starting on left is two copies of Bad Seed's Self Titled. Purple is out of 400 and yellow is out of 100 copies. Both are from the third press. On the right is a copy of the Bad Seed and War Hungry split on black out of 300.
I believe I also got these from Hellfish. This is two copies of Backtrack's Deal with the Devil. The copy on red is out of 200 and the copy on white is out of 400 I believe. If anyone could confirm this for me that would be cool. Both are from the second press.
This was the last version of Fired Up's When the Lights Go Out that I was missing. This is from the first press on clear out of 200. I think the only thing I'm missing is transitions and a test, but I'm not sure when I'd get around to getting copies of them.
This is my pre-order from Alert's Find Your Way. This was put out by Six Feet Under Records. It came out looking pretty good and it's a good 7" too. Bummer this band just recently called it quits, but it happens. Cool dudes as well. Purple is out of 105, 317 on Dark Clear Purple and 625 on Black.
So this was a pre-order package from React! First up we have three colors of Rearranged's Self-Titled. I believe this band is from Europe or maybe Russia? Not completely sure, its a great release either way. 200 on white, 300 on blue and 500 on black. On the bottom left is the second press of Give's Heaven is Waiting. This band is pretty cool and defiantly playing their own style in current hardcore. Black is out of 300 and white is out of 200. On the bottom right is the limited second press of Noose's It's Your Time on grey. For a second press this one is very rare, only 150 copies.