This is a record I've been meaning to pick up for a long time, but never got around to it. Plus, they can be hard to find. Plus I wanted the color version, not the black version. PLUS I wanted the multi color version, not the double clear. The album is Cave In's Until Your Heart Stops. An album that I think was so far ahead of it's time when it came out in 1998. I can't name one album that had the feel of this one in the late 90s. Maybe Vision of Disorder's Imprint, which was another album that was completely different than what everyone else was doing at the time. Interestingly enough, both albums were released in 1998. Another interesting connection between these two releases, is the album they released right afterwards, sounded like a totally different band. It's almost like they tried to do something so different, that they burnt themselves out.
I'm really happy with this pick up. One of the few that's lived up to my own internal hype. Colors and quality of the jacket are top notch. Which is to be expected from a company like Hydra Head. They've always made beautiful records. Even back in the late 90s, they were on top of their game.
The damn labels look great too. This release would cost a fortune to make now. I'd love to know what this sold for new. Maybe 20 bucks plus shipping? This would be a $30 record now probably. Maybe I can find out from the Hydra Head dudes.