I have a tendency of buying a release by a band I've never heard of based purely on hearing good things or what record label it comes out on. Nothing new among record collectors / music lovers there but it can be a gamble. Sometimes, I'll stumble across one of the best things I've heard in ages. Other times, not so much.
This 7" by Swedish band Guilty was put out a few weeks back by Carry The Weight. Which is the sole reason I clicked Add To Cart. But whaddaya know? Turns out its great.
This was a joint release spread across 3 labels, with a 1000 pressed in total split between 3 colours and plain ol' black. CTW here in the UK had an exclusive orange/black/all sorts splatter out of 300, Green Menace had 300 on blue/ white swirl and Six Feet Under had 300 of another colour (unsure what) with it rounded up to a clean G with 100 black. NUMBERS. I kept it simple, and just ordered from CTW the one that looks like a tiger.
ctw019, in case you were wondering.
I was really happy with this. Pleasantly surprised (Not that I should have been surprised with CTW. Have you SEEN what they recently did with the Wayfarer box set?!) with the package, the color and the band. Think hardcore/thrash hybrid, if you like anything like that or stuff with epic solo's and sweeping acoustic lead outs with wailing guitars then you'll dig this. They do nothing new, but they does it good. There are still copies left literally all over the world.