Album – Room Five
Artist – The Omen
Purchased From – n/a
It’s no secret we’re big fans of Midnight Funeral around here so it was a pleasant surprise when this showed up in my mailbox. Craig, who runs MF, sent this to me to check out. Not only did Craig release this on his label, but he’s also a part of the band. Musically it’s become apparent to me that Cursed has had a massive influence on the hardcore scene in Australia. But, and maybe I’m off base on this, but for some reason I’m hearing some Motorhead influence here too. I really dig this and hope they keep moving forward – lots of potential here.
As for the record itself, it’s a very simple package and I really really dig that. Yeah, it’s cool to get something with crazy impressive artwork in a laser etched gatefold and some really intricately detailed splatter color vinyl. But as cool looking as those things are it’s always refreshing to get a simple but still eye catching packaging. This was pressed on black, with plain white labels with a total press run of 200.