Thursday, September 23, 2010

Corrupted / Infaust - Split 7"

I thought I'd lost this record as it just never showed up, so after about 2 months I emailed the store and found out that they'd sent it to one of my old address's by mistake. Seeing as this is out of print they couldn't just send me another one so I went round to my old house and knocked on the door to see if I could get my record. Dude said he sent it back to the sender and sure enough he did, so the store sent it back out to me again. Bit of a hassle for a bloody 7" but at least I got it in the end.

This is a split that was released in 2002 by Blind Date Records. Corrupted's side is about 6 minutes of pain and suffering, just fucking brutal evil doom. Infaust are from Germany and play a style of music that's a bit hard to explain, sounds like a sludge/industrial hi-bred. Really interesting stuff but I can't find much info on the band.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Sisters Of Mercy

Hey people I'm back. All moved in to my new place and finally have the net back up and running. I haven't bought any new records in weeks but still had heaps of stuff coming in from pre-orders and what not, so I have a bit of a backlog to get through. Thought I'd start with these Sisters Of Mercy records I picked up recently. The past few weeks have been pretty terrible for me and I tend to listen to gloomy stuff when I get down. Goth music is probably the most depressing of all and these guys are one of the best in the genre. These are their first two albums, both are original German pressings. I've wanted these on vinyl for a long time and they will always bring back some great memories for me whenever I give them a spin.

The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always

The Sisters Of Mercy - Floodland

The Sisters actually opened for Black Flag back in 1984, Henry Rollins mentions it briefly in his book "Get In The Van", he said the audience were trying to beat the shit out of them. I would love to see footage of that gig. They didn't seem to learn their lesson from that show as they later booked a double headline tour through the US with Public Enemy in the early 90s, which got cancelled half way through due to fears of violence.