Monday, August 29, 2016

Naysayer "Nation Of Greed" Record Release

Naysayer's record release show took place earlier this year. So it seems that I got quicker in getting the limited versions of Reaper Record's releases. Although I am in luck, as they have slowed down their pace of releasing records too. Previously it took me several years to acquire a limited version, then they stacked up one by one.
This is one of the bands the most loyal to the label. They already released two 7 inches (No Remorse and Down But Not Out) and an LP (Laid To Rest) on the label, starting in 2009. I liked the vibe on the LP.

Naysayer "Nation Of Greed" record release (cover art by N. Miller)
Naysayer "Nation Of Greed" hand numbered out of 30 copies
with fold open insert in thick paper
As you can see, the designer(s) chose to depict a lot of live action in the layout. There are different shots on the insert, the b-side label and the back side of the cover. Overall good layout except for the a-side label in my opinion.
As you can derive from the record's title, the land they live in, isn't perceived positively. But as a nation full of greed. I think this flatters them, especially in the back ground of current elections and geopolitics. It's a rather socialist view upon the actuallity. Although I would not simply give up my welfare for others neither. As there are other ways of redividing welfare or creating welfare for the poorer countries.

Anyway, there are regular versions also, red and blue in the regular cover. Here they are:

red vinyl out of 800
blue vinyl out of 200

back side of cover

I have some other things ordered, so we'll keep this site up and running.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Turnstile Gold

Fifth press already for both Turnstile 7 inches. Needed something special for sure. So they pressed both titles again in gold glitter vinyl. The layout of both titles is uniform, except for the cover and the inserts. Labels are both front and back the same layout. Also the vinyl colors are identical. The gold vinyl only looks like gold in the right light reflection circumstances, so these were delicate to photograph.
The covers' color schemes haven't evolved further this time, they are the same as for the fourth pressings. The "Pressure To Succeed" has four cover-variants already, while the "Step 2 Rhythm" has got two.

Turnstile "Pressure To Succeed" fifth press gold glitter
Turnstile "Step 2 Rhythm" fifth press gold glitter

Pressure To Succeed gold vinyl close up

Step 2 Rhythm gold vinyl close up

There is also a new pressing of the "Nonstop Feeling" LP, in the same gold, but it seems that Roadrunner Records now has the legal rights on the LP, as they are selling them.

There was - in fine Reaper tradition style - another color pressed also. The other color was clear. Looks like a weakened out version of the gold vinyl, clear but with way less glitter. When compared to eachother there is a quite visible difference.

fifth pressings on clear

the gold versions compared to the clear versions

Great way to check out their music once again! As it slipped away from my attention recently.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Strife "One Truth" LP repress

Together with the previously discussed titles I also bought the Strife "One Truth" LP in the Victory Records order. Strife was a well-known Hardcore band back in the 90's. The record is entitled "One Truth" and dates from the year 1994. This white vinyl version is the most recent colored repress. It's a weird law but somehow the more popular bands back in the days get less recognition from collectors nowadays? Or am I wrong with this? Depends on to what one was listening of course.

Strife had this agony-filled delivery that is stereotypical of the 90's decade. The tempo swings and the multiple vocals create an ambiance that I like now and then.

Strife "One Truth" (front cover) 2016 repress

Strife "One Truth" (back over) 2016 repress

Strife "One Truth" white vinyl repress