I listened to their video single for the song Moon, and my first impression was not a favorable one. The song was different than what I expected, and seemed to lack that intense groove that I associated with Turnstile. It seemed to cement my preconceived notion that this new Turnstile album was going to be a dud. But even with those expectations as low as they could get, on a moment of impulse, I still preordered a copy of the vinyl when they were available. I figured that if I hated it as much as I thought that I was going to, I could just flip it on Discogs to recoup my loss.
Well, I couldn't have been more wrong, because this new record is fucking great. Turnstile push the boundaries of their sound...they continue to grow and yet still sound completely vital. Even my initial impression of the song Moon has done a 180 degree turn in the context of the album. I know that it is cool for us older guys to be all jaded and shit on this album, but I'm absolutely loving it.
For once, Turnstile don't release a record with some shitty cover art. This thing looks great, and the packaging is top notch. 400 pressed on orange vinyl.