earth crisis is one of my favourite bands. i love their mid-tempo kiloton riffs and their very own interpretation of metal and groove-laden hardcore. they have a signature sound and that is rare in today's scene. earth crisis is a band others get compared to, and quite rightly, if you ask me. this is their musical side. next to that, there are karl buechner's formidable lyrics. i'm not always in agreement with his statements but he is never trivial. always stuff to think about and to grapple with. hardcore. period.
it's hard for me to pick a favourite among their records. such a damn good discography. but if i have to pick, it would be, by a narrow margin, 'breed the killers'. it was the second ec-album to hit my ears and i can't tell what it is exactly that makes it special to me. i mean, musically, i can't say that i like it more than 'gomorrah's season ends' or the three records after their re-union, but 'killers' is different. it's probably the records one hears first that binds to a certain band and that leads to idolisation. check 'ultramilitance' and 'one against all' and get lost in controversy. be it because of the lyrics, or be it because of rob flynn, haha.
somewhere along the way i read that 'breed the killers' was also pressed to some coloured vinyl, next to its black counterpart. but i never saw one pop up, nor did i find someone who was willing to sell it for a price i was willing to pay. so i played the waiting game and won eventually. a nice mate on discogs happened to sell his well cared for red copy for some fair money. i took the chance and am now a proud owner of one out of 500 produced copies. by the way, does anyone know what the cover art shows? i just don't get it, no matter for how long i stare on this. roadrunner records handled the cd version. equal vision records took care of the vinyl. 1998.