Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse

Well, it's taken me a while but I've finally landed one of the records at the top of my want list. Agoraphobic Nosebleed's 2009 LP - 'Agorapocalypse'. Released on Relapse Records, limited to 500 copies on this green pressing.
This seems to be one of those albums that this format was made for, the detail on the artwork and overall package is incredible. Oh, and this is one of the heaviest and fastest records you'll ever hear. The cover art is by Florian and is a very impressive peice of work. Drawn especially for this album, there's so much going on no picture of mine could do it justice.


First and only pressing, aswell as this run on green, there were 400 black and 100 clear. Clear weren't available to the public. Is the skull/band name thing a nod to Man Is The Bastard? Probably.


Inside the gatefold-


ANB summed up pretty well with the 2 pieces of artwork inside.


Back cover, band shot. Katherine Katz might not look like she can scream so hard it melts your internal organs, but she can. Scott Hull's production of ANB on this record finally sounds as huge as it always needed to be in my opinion. Hull himself has said in an interview that he sees all of their releases up to this point as demos compared to this. Old ANB is usually always good, but this just sounds mind bindingly heavy.


Instead of the more common 1 page insert that comes inside most records, this has a full size 28 page book. Packed with charming pictures to accompany the lyrics.


I chose to show one of the less offensive cartoons. I could be wrong, but I'm not sure everyone who comes by here wants to see a picture of a woman with a giant penis.

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