i just started collecting ringworm records four months or so ago. timely to my new obsession the band announced their new record in june. i jumped at the pre-order from relapse records straight away because all the coloured copies of "snake church" are shop exclusives and i definitely didn't want to miss out on some nice ringworm colour vinyl. while i had to bite the bullet and pay for oversea shipping anyway, i invested a few extra bucks to get the most limited vinyl edition with a bonus item.
just like always with relapse, the guys packed the record very well and so everything landed here in prime condition one week ago. so what does the new ringworm sound like? well, it simply sounds awesome. it seems ringworm is omnipotent and just not able to produce any garbage. the band follows the same recipe they are known for, a death metal basic structure mixed in with hardcore groove and hooks.
nothing spectacular, you say? oh, you are damn wrong, my friend. their stuff is played right to the point and takes no prisoners. just convince yourself by checking out "snake church" in all its glory. the presentation is very nice. the whole front and back cover has a nice spot gloss finish. unfortunately i failed miserably to make it visible with my cam. so you just have to believe and get your own.
what makes this edition "deluxe" is the mysterious ringworm's snake church magikal end tyme drink packet. i didn't really know what to make out of it. now holding it in hands i found out that it is an instant lemonade ice tea. add some cold water, stir and there you are. useless really and not really in touch with the album name nor artwork. the vinyl however looks really sharp. splattered black and white split out of 300 copies. relapse records. 2016.