bloodattack & alcatraz - lazarus split 7"
as i spotted this 7" and read 'alcatraz' on the cover i was pretty enthusiastic to check this out. i really came to love their debut full length on demons run amok ent. if i had done something like a best-of-2012-list, 'smile now, cry later' would have been pretty high on it. so i moved myself to the next free turntable in the shop and dropped the needle on that piece of vinyl.
the alcatraz part is excellent as expected. this is no frills, straight forward hardcore with a positive message. i really hope they'll do a european tour soon. the bloodattack part is more 'i-don't-know-about-this'. bloodattack are a band from koblenz, germany and they play, what i would call some old school european edge metal, if that gives you an idea. stuff in the vein of congress, old heaven shall burn and the like. it's not bad but it somehow sounds pretty obsolete. i like the afore mentioned originals better but we will see if bloodattack can convince me in time.
this split got released in september 2012. it totally passed me by and so i didn't know about colour-ways. i grabbed what was in front of me and that was the clear vinyl. mine is number 13 out of what seems to be 104. the picture below doesn't really show it but i'm not quite sure what the last number is. but as anything else than a 4 doesn't seem to be very likely, i say it's a 4 ;-)
300 copies exist. yellow, red and clear vinyl. as mine is out of 104 i definitely don't have the most limited colour. maybe bastardized recordings will put up the numbers soon.
rude awakening - the awakening 7"
this one got my attention because it was one of that releases i read about and put on my mental pinboard. i listened to a song in the store and was sure that i would like it. so i laid it on the pile and took it home. usually after i gave a record some repeated spins i know if i like it or not. but not this time. sometimes it leaves me with a feeling of boredom and sometimes i'm really taken by it.
this is another case where a record just needs more time to grow on me i think - or not. we will see. this 7" was released last year by triple-b records. triple-b has some interesting bands in their roaster. got to check downpresser next. 'the awakening' however was pressed on four different colours.
50 on black, 100 on teal, 200 on camo and 400 on yellow vinyl. so i have the most common colour but that's fine with me. clear yellow looks nice. i like the cover art on this one. adds an alan moore comic touch to it, which is always a good thing :)
triple-b records. 2012.
another very satisfying trip to burnout store. got to make more of these!