Church of Misery - "Early Works"
(Emetic Records EME 42.1)
From Aural Innovations #41 (October 2010)
This is a really spectacular 3-LP or double CD set that features some of the very early COM material that is all rare and out of print as well as one totally unreleased track (Retal-Howard Unruh). All the tracks from the Split CD with the Canadian band Sheavy from 1998 and the tracks from Taste the Pain mini- LP from 1998 are included. After the tracks from the Murder Conspiracy 10" come some of the rare compilation tracks where the band covers Trouble, Death SS, and Black Widow. It is around 100 minutes of material in a great 3 sided gatefold sleeve with some pretty cool artwork. They also made a version on blood red vinyl in a special box in 166 copies as well. This one is sold out now. Enjoy. Essential Church of Misery material.
For more information you can visit the Church of Misery web site at: http://www.churchofmisery.net
Reviewed by Scott Heller