Axegrinder: Rise of the Serpent Men 12"
Heretofore, Finland's Svart Records have made a name for themselves doing gorgeous, great-sounding reissues of Finnish punk classics, but here they've turned their attention to the UK's 80s crust scene for this reissue of Axegrinder's classic Rise of the Serpent Men album. A definite genre classic, Axegrinder took the Amebix template and added even more metallic touches, wrapping the dense sound around some really engaging song structures. This is an absolutely fabulous reissue, featuring superior sound, colored vinyl, and a perfect reproduction of the album's original gatefold sleeve. Svart Records