and yet another ringworm album. today it's their fourth full length 'the venomous grand design'. i have real fun collecting their records at the moment and when i saw that hhv.de had, next to the coloured 'the promise' lp, this baby right here in stock, i didn't hestitate to include it into the order. i only knew it was coloured, so in secret i hoped for the yellow rsd version from 2012.
in the end it happened to be the opaque red version which, i believe, is out of a pressing that came shortly after the rsd pressing. musically this is just what i love about ringworm. short eruptions of aggression and intensity. straight to the point without any useless add-ons. just some raw, slayer influenced crossover sound played the clevo style. can't do no wrong with that.
i love the sound production on 'the venomous grand design' and the snare sound in particular. the first ringworm full length i know so far that completely convices me in that matter. the artwork is made to look like some sort of ancient, occult book. the insert has a little piece of art for every song which is pretty cool in my eyes. the reference to the band's myspace page made me chuckle. almost ten years ago the world was a different one. 100 made. victory records. 2007.