This album of the CRO-MAGS is quite different than previous masterpieces. For the first time Harley Flanagan starts singing. And this in a quantity almost as equal as John Joseph. The two voices combined create a good atmosphere. The music obviously became more metal-influenced, a cross-over from Hardcore to Metal.
|Cro-Mags “Alpha Omega” LP Red vinyl|
My favorite song is “The Other Side Of Madness”. This can be interpret in so many ways. He actually invites to take a trip with him to the other side of madness. Whatever madness he might be referring to isn’t important. It’s the fact that people must be able to think out of the box. It’s very hard for many people to look at things in a different way. A way they aren’t used to look. At least that my interpretation.
To take another song “See The Signs”. As all of them also good. Can’t you see the signs. The signs of transformation, signs of times changing, all very necessary to be able to see for sure. It’s not only about undergoing things, but taking a distance in your reflections and realizing things happening in our world.
Anyway, besides those awesome song texts, which I will not all interpret or elaborate, listen to a few songs yourself.
As I mentioned in a previous post, Green Hell also had this reissue in stock and that on an exclusive color red. I see that the copies on clear vinyl – the RevHQ exclusive color – go for $30+ immediately after it was sold out. The American record-flipping-system for dollar-making in full effect for this release.
Well I now have that exclusive Green Hell color. To my pleasant surprise it’s numbered out of 100 copies. And this is done hand-written on a sticker glued on the front cover. Looks like this:
|#98 / 100|