Thursday, 5 January 2012

Accused-Return of martha splatterhead LP repress

Jeez, it's 24 years since I first bought a copy of this album. I got the 2nd pressing of the subcore release (the first one had different artwork). It was also released here in the UK by Earache (with a truly shit cover) and now Unrest have provided us with a remastered and nice looking colour vinyl. Thankfully they used the artwork from the 2nd press subcore release and not the earache one. To add confusion this record is a repress of the 'Martha splatterhead' 12" (on Condar records in 1985) with extra tracks.
So how does it sound then? It still sounds raw despite being remastered but that's a good thing. Personally I prefer their second album 'More fun than an open casket funeral' which has also had the reissue treatment from unrest (and is on my shopping list)but this is still an essential record from that wonderful mid to late 80's metal/hardcore crossover era. This certainly brings back memories of being 16 again. Ahhh....

1 comment:

Mike said...

I had this on cassette as a kid, but I don't think I ever really listened to it much as I can't recall a single song off this album. Because of this post, I just downloaded the songs to check it out. I'm loving it, and I can see that I'm going to need a copy of this on vinyl at some point.