When pre-orders went up for the new full length album by The Effort, I was optimistic that it was going to be a strong record. So optimistic in fact, that I ordered the package deal getting the special pre-order pressing with the silk screened cover (mine was number 42 of 75), the black vinyl pressing (limited to 225 pressed), solid blue (250 pressed), the blue/clear splatter (350 pressed), plus the CD and a t-shirt! I was just so impressed by the bands set at the Edge Day show, that I decided to drop some money on this release. Over all there are some great moments on this album. It didn't really grab me immediately, but some of the songs are starting to sink in, and I'm starting to dig this more and more. The Price Of Medication is such a killer song...and Sweet Pete from In My Eyes does guest vocals on Black Sheep. Pete's vocal delivery is very different than I ever heard from him...very raw.
While I still need to build another wall of shelving for my Music Room, this weekend I decided to move in my record collection. Since I had some available space I was also able to put about about a quarter of my CD's in a temporary home.