you remember the times when caliban wasn't shit? the times as they just wore casual clothes on stage, instead of some weird blood splattered, uniformed shirts? the times as their presence on stage was enough for a good show and they didn't need cheesy stage decoration. the times as their live clear singing wasn't accurate by all means, but didn't came from tape (at least that was what it sounded like as i saw them on this years elbriot festival)? yeah i know, i sound old and bitter but i remember those times. and sometimes i wish them back, even the horrible hair style and kajal eyes of andy.
but that's ok with me now. i know that bands develop, and sometimes it's just not the direction that i want to follow. i can let go. fortunately records document a certain period of time of a band. everything post 2004 is simply unlistenable to me. but before that, there was some nice stuff. definitely my favourite is 'shadow hearts'. raw and full of energy. the cd of this album had been sitting on my shelf for a long time, and finally i have its big brother on vinyl. watch the video to 'forsaken horizon'. a banger!
i scored this one on ebay for a very fair price. an amount of money that is common for a new hardcore record of today. the shape of the vinyl is immaculate. i like the vinyl that lifeforce used for their records back then. they pressed 1.000 copies in whole and here is the breakdown: 200 on black, 200 on clear red, 200 on clear orange, 200 on clear blue and another 200 copies on my clear yellow vinyl. lifeforce records. 2003.
by the way, don't expect anything new in the coming week. finally holidays and i'm off to london. see you...