Friday, October 08, 2010

Hydra Vein - Rather Death Than False of Faith - Mean Machine Records 1988














Went to a friends a few weekends ago to hang and have a few beers , which eventually lead to me going through his record collection and happening upon this record. I mean one look at the ridiculously metal album cover and I knew I had to have this record. I asked him if we could listen to the first song and if it was good if I could borrow the record to post on the blog to which he replied if it's good you can have the record because I'll probably never listen to it again regardless. Anyway, what you get is surprisingly good straight forward thrash metal that at times brings Whiplash to mind. We had originally assumed this band was from Jersey because the record was given to my friend back in the day by a local dude and the label was based out of NY, but it turns out this band is actually from the UK, which was a surprise because UK thrash generally sucks lol....enjoy ...Dave G.

P.S. Having problems with the anti-skate on my turntable so to save time on my part I borrowed the sound files from Horrible Noise blog, please check out the excellent Horrible Noise for more amazing and extreme metal posts.

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7 comments:

jbm said...

Man, i used to LOVE this record. GREAT record. GREAT cover art. this one takes me right back to a specific time and place. Everything was just right for a 14/15 year old Slayer freak such as myself. they really had some BALLS to start their first LP the way they did too, with the "Raining Blood" part. but they pull it off, and that tune is fuckin Incredible. that little bridge where they do the little speedy note run and scream "DIE!!" with the chord change, is one of my favorite metal moments of all time. Hell yeah, i love this record.

screambloodygore said...

i actually like this silly little record haha good old-school thrash!

Dave G said...

I figured you'd like this one SBG.

screambloodygore said...

yeah it's got that perfect crunchy thrash production quality too.

ImmortalYawn said...

I got this record many years back. Play it at 45 instead of 33, it becomes amazingly awesome. (and the vocals still sound good)

Dan said...

Cheers for the love guys :)
Dan from HV

Dave G said...

Dan thanks for stopping by. I have grown to really like the Lp since I originally made this post. The opening track "Rabid" especially kicks ass.