Saturday, 31 March 2012

Cease To Exist 7"

A recent joint release by Hemlock 13 and Feast Of Tentacles - the debut vinyl appearance of UK band Cease To Exist. The first thing I need to mention is the party-bag levels of STUFF that came inside the mailer

Sticker, patches, flyers, kitchen sinks, it's all in there. Lovely. Which is not a word that can be used to describe Cease To Exist, and I mean that in a very good way. They're as grim as it gets, raw and nasty. Redlining guitars, insane death metal vocals and a knack for ripping through fast hardcore stomps switching straight into ultra slow death jams. Yeah, I was pretty impressed. The last track of side 2 is awesome, a pounding sludge crawl fading out with feedback screeches and fucked up chanting. Wow. In the space of a few minutes they make one fuck of an impression.

Pretty low amount of these pressed, all on black. I think it was around 300. Hemlock had 135 copies for sale which came stamped and numbered inside the sleeve

Sweet sixteen. Great center labels too

And if you were paying attention in HC History class, you should have no trouble spotting the two labels nodded to in these two stickers

Copies still on sale at H13 and FOT

1 comment:

  1. I live it when labels throw in extra stuff. Some are notoriously stingy, and wouldn't give you a free button if your pants were falling off!