Amebix: Monolith 12"
Reissue of the classic 2nd album by this legendary crust punk band. In my opinion, this is where their sound achieved full flowering, and I honestly listen to this a lot more than Arise these days. The essential elements are still there--the impossibly heavy guitars, the slow, churning tempos--but the songwriting is just better, and the production more atmospheric and powerful. This reissue is also extremely well-done, featuring a gorgeous gatefold jacket and color vinyl. Back on Black Records