Opeth - Watershed (Gold, Numbered 1251/4000) • • Been a casual Opeth fan for years, because somehow I never went deep into their discography, until the two of us stumbled in a beautiful small record shop in Copenhagen, and after a great chat with the owner, ended up buying a few records there. Watershed was playing in the background, so we couldn’t walk out without at least one of their records. Stunning release in an even more stunning and consistent discography, Mikael Åkerfeldt is a true musical genius.
Blak - Between Darkness and Light (Mimesi, /220) • • This wins hands down the “best press we own” award by far. Kind of a blind buy at first, seen this pop up everywhere on the gram and went to give it a listen, while checking Elusive Sound’s shop for copies. Luckily there was a few of these left and we instantly grabbed one, such a beauty couldn’t miss in our collection. The music is awesome, and I love the fact they accompanied each of the songs with a piece of poetry to go with it. Also shoutout to the lads in @elusivesoundch for their hard work with each press, they release the most beautiful vinyl I’ve ever seen, and no mockups! Check this one out!
Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails (Bone White, /100) • • One of the greatest Tech/Prog Death Metal albums ever written, I remember listening to Sapphire at the time and instantly falling in love with the beautiful melodies and atmospheres this band was able to create. This whole album is a gem, and now that Alex Hofmann isn’t in the band anymore, I’m curious but kinda scared to see where they’re going with their music. Anyway, check this out if you haven’t yet. (Obviously not talking about @themetaltris who we already know is a big fan ♥️)
Currents - The Place I Feel Safest (Grey/Purple Smash, signed, /500) • • Kinda got late on the hype train for these guys, remember hearing one of the singles way back in 2017 and passing on it. Then I discovered the guitarist’s other Band Shadow of Intent (check em out for a dose of Halo themed symphonic technical deathcore) and ended up on Currents again. It was pure love from that moment on, I can’t even recount how many times I’ve listened to this gem front to back. Also got all the variants of their new EP which we’re gonna post on here soon too. Massive s/o to the man @dforrester97 aka @almightyfuckup for hooking us up with these beauty and letting us add it to our collection. Love you ♥️ Check them out if you haven’t yet, these dudes are gonna get big in the near future.
Ed Sheeran - + (White, /?)
Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together (White w/Black Marble, Deluxe, /1000) • • We got to see @architects again last night, and it was one hell of an experience, so beautiful and emotional from start to end. Sound quality was top notch and Sam is a beast behind that mic, but the whole band is on par with him. Bummed that they cut Memento Mori that short, but the combo Gone with the Wind-Doomsday has been a fucking emotional freight train hitting on the chest. Also, finally found this bad boy at the merch table, couldn’t leave it there. Now already waiting for their next show.
Silent Planet - When the End Began (Clear Blue w/White Blob, /350) • • Definitely one of my top 3 releases for 2018, alongside Holy Hell and B&B by Post. This release is so honest it almost hurts at times, especially listening to tracks like Visible Unseen. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet.
A Day to Remember - Homesick (Purple, Blue, White Starburst, /500) • • Still don’t know how have we been able to forget about such a beauty the one and only @heres_whats_spinning sold us a while ago. This album is made of the same things sweet memories are made of, and as such couldn’t miss in the collection. It also features the beautiful artwork by the man @danmumforddraws, who’s such a talented artist and one of my personal favorites. This album, press, artwork, all contribute to create a truly awesome piece of art.
Invent, Animate - Everchanger (White/Purple Smash, /250) • • Definitely one of the best presses we own, and a damn good album. After quite a long search this one came through a couple of months ago, which unfortunately coincided with the release of Holy Hell and so we got carried away with the Architects madness quite a lot. Now back to routine, we’re a bit behind on record posting and need to get back on track!
Blink 182 - California (Deluxe) (Clear Pink w/Black Smoke, /2000)
Architects - Daybreaker (Golden Brown, /100)
Architects - Daybreaker (Milky Clear, /400) • • This variant turned out awesome, should’ve been limited to 100 copies instead of that gold one. Glad @backbiterecords finally gave such a great record the vinyl treatment it deserved.
Architects - Holy Hell (Clear w/White Splatter & Alternative Cover, /100) • • So this is our last Holy Hell variant, pinky promise. Happy to support such a beautiful band.
Architects - Holy Hell (Clear w/Hot Pink & White Splatter, /200)
Architects - Holy Hell (Orange w/Black Marble, /500)
Architects - Holy Hell (Gold w/Orange Marble, /500)
Architects - Holy Hell (Purple w/Gold Marble, /500) • • So it seems we’re some of the lucky few who got the actual purple ones, after seeing a lot of people complaining about theirs being just an ugly (really ugly) purple/gold merge that ended up looking grayish. Luckily this one turned out really good looking.
Architects - Holy Hell (Yellow w/Black Marble, /1000)