Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Blacklisted - Heavier Than Heaven Lonelier Than God 12"

Along with the previously posted Doomriders LP, I also picked up a copy of "Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God", released by Blacklisted a few years ago. I do have a copy of their later LP "No One Deserves to be Here More Than Me", which is really in quite a different direction for the band. Where as that took a more grunge approach, this was a lot more hardcore oriented.In my opinion it is definitely the better album of the two, and I just love George Hirsch's vocals on this.
This LP is inside a gatefold sleeve, which contains some rather unpleasent imagery of a girl who is about to be buried.
The LP I picked up is transparent blue, which looks great with the rest of the artwork. This is actually the 2nd press, out of 2000 copies, so is nothing special in that regard. There is a clear with green haze version limited to only 200 copies that I would really like to see a copy of. Apparently they were only available at the release shows.
After listening to this quite thoroughly, it is hard to see exactly how the band made the progression from this to their next album. Although in some ways this deviated from being a normal hardcore release, it was really still hardcore at heart. But in a year the band managed to change their sound almost entirely. Apparently they are in the midst of writing a new album, so time will only tell if we see a revert or a continuation in the new direction..

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