It can be quite good to get into a band relatively late on in. From hearing that first song that grabs you, you can have a huge back catalogue to get into instantly. It can also be a bit of a mixed blessing with the record collecting game, as you then get that indescribable urge to buy vinyl increase by 4 or 5 more records in varying degrees of rarity. Such is the case with this Saturday's delivery - powerviolence/sludge animals Weekend Nachos.
I only heard these a few months back, a song off their new EP 'Black Earth' released on A389. I was blown away and went straight on to their (brilliant) webstore and picked it up. I might aswell show you a picture of it, seeing as it's so nice.
A short visit to Discogs later and I was on the hunt for their earlier stuff. It seemed easy to purchase re-presses of the 2 albums they had released so far in brand new condition from various web-stores, but I wanted to attempt some first press collecting. eBay soon hooked me up with the first press on Cowabunga Records from 2007 of their debut LP 'Punish and Destroy'. You can tell it's a first press because of the red font, fact fans. Second press had blue.
The packaging and record suit the tone of this album perfectly. If you haven't heard them, WN mix the speed and ferocity of bands like Infest with crushing moments of sludge-doom riffing. It's break neck fast one second, then slow and pounding the next. It works real good. They're the heaviest I've heard in a long time.
I'm not sure who the photo on the B-side label is of, but he looks like a wrong-un.
Nice, clear insert with lyrics. Lyrical themes range from hatred of people, to hatred of other people, back to general hatred of everyone. It's cheery stuff. But shot through with a knowing sense of black humour. The insert also reveals that the album was recorded while the band were a 2 piece, with the guitarist doubling up on bass, and the vocalist also doing the drums. That's 4 jobs done by 2 people! What other blog gives you that kind of maths? No other blog, that's who.