earache records from the u.k. released some real classic metal albums in the late eighties and early nineties. therefore original copies always go for quite a penny. i am after some of those splatter re-issue series from 1992 and made the step already for some gems like a bolt thrower "realm of chaos" first press or an entombed splatter "left hand path" copy. at the moment i am too busy buying recent re-issues and new releases, there is just no money left in the budget for such heavy hitters.
at the gates "slaughter of the soul" is such a metal classic released by earache. first press copies changed owners for over one hundred bucks over at discogs. i definitely did not want to go into these financial spheres with that record. fortunately earache shapes an aggressive re-issue policy and also fortunately i had a good amount of bonus points at my nuclear blast member account waiting to be burned. when i bought the new unearth and deathrite records, i joyfully added this new pressing to my cart for free.
musically there is nothing to say which hadn't been said before. "slaughter of the soul" is a flawless milestone in the melodic death metal genre of the swedish school. check it out for yourself if you shamefully missed out on it until now. seventh press coming on clear red vinyl and is out of 1.500 copies. the overall presentation is basic but looking sharp. slip cover sleeve, printed dust sleeve and a promotional flyer which will be cool to look at in twenty years. earache records. 1995/2018.