We live in times of huge amounts of represses on almost every established label. But then what are the new bands delivering nowadays? There aren’t so much any more. It seems that after New Age repressed some classics back in the beginning of the decade. And since all those Integrity reissues were done. And after Revelation Records pressed the two Youth Of Today LPs on color vinyl again, they haven’t stopped repressing a part of their catalogue ever since. All hell breaks loose. Collectors see the availability of their rarities increasing again. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the first or original presses loose their collectability. Labels do what they have to do if they want Hardcore to survive these times.
Also Victory Records is pressing some of their catalogue again. I already had the yellow vinyl reissue of the Hatebreed debut LP from 2009 in my possession. No way I would buy another color. But then I saw how good the colors of the vinyl matched the cover and how good the overall look of this thing was. Although I admittedly I am not the biggest fan of all those splattered, swirled, split, color in color and marbled color vinyl art. I do like color vinyl and was very intrigued by it when I saw colored vinyl for the first time. But I like it in one color, whether solid or transparent.
Anyway, look at this one and form your judgement:
I like it a lot, thanks to Tino from Hardcore/metal vinyl and LordxHumungus from Instagram for posting this one, I would have honestly never visited the Victory Records merch site anyway. I’m happy to have this one. And if the record wouldn’t have sounded so great this would just be a useless piece of plastic…