Monday, 15 April 2013

Children of God - We Set Fire to The Sky 12"

Boy how has this band grown! This is the first proper LP released by the band and it is clear that they have come a long way since their original demo and Coup De Gace 7". The trashing brutality is still there, but so are a lot of other elements. Hell there are even periods with clean vocals! We got a taste of the new direction the band was taking with "The Sun Gives Way to False Truths" and I'm glad to see COG has developed this even more. Even since then a lot more atmosphere is now present which helps create one wicked album. Listen below to see just how much they have evolved.
To my knowledge, there are three versions of this out there. The first is the European edition, which features slightly different artwork. It's much the same really, but is on white background instead of black. I might be wrong but I think that came on white vinyl too. Ven Dettta handled that version, which is still available here.
Hellfish released the remaining two versions, which look like the photo above. I guess it is really just one version, but the first 50 ordered came with some sort of large poster. I thought I had gotten in quick when ordering this, but was not greeted with a nice poster when it arrived. I suppose I was just not fast enough.
This version is on plain black vinyl. It is quite a no-frills release, with the record having no centre labels or anything. It's not a necessarily a bad thing, the record is awesome enough to stand up without anything fancy.
Although saying that, it does still come with a rather interesting insert inside the sleeve.There is of course the usual lyrics sheet, but the other side contains a poem by Jorge Luis Borges, Ragnarok. It's definitely an interesting read.

Lastly, there is also news that COG will be releasing a new record shortly. "The Sun Gives Way to False Truths" is set to see it's debut on a one sided 10" very soon, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

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