Considering that this blog is named The One Thing That Still Holds True, it is a bit embarrassing that I haven't owned this Chain LP on vinyl until now. Yup, I opted for the CD when this was first released in 1996, and then I even ignored the second pressing in 2001. Shameful, really. I was not going to miss out this time around, and didn't hesitate to place my order.
557 pressed on white vinyl. My copy has a spot of pink streaked in it. It isn't that big of a deal, but I'm curious if they all had this.
Like Chain, Side By Side's REV 7 inch release is an undeniable classic...and like Chain, I completely ignored REV's expanded LP release in 1997. Meh...I had the 7 inch and comp songs, plus I had a copy of Lost & Found's CD pressing...did I really need an LP copy of this? You better believe I did. Too bad it took me until now to realize it.
550 pressed on red vinyl.
While not nearly measuring up to classics like Chain of Strength and Side By Side, when Ignite started making noise in the mid-90's, it was still a refreshing change from the Metal influenced Hardcore of bands like Earth Crisis, and along with bands like Fastbreak, Ten Yard Fight, and Floorpunch, they were a reminder of how great Hardcore should sound. Ash Return still can give me chills.
549 on gold vinyl.