Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Crumbsuckers - Life Of Dreams

Hey remember a while back when I said the Crumbsuckers album, Beast On My Back was just as good as their first album?
Yeah, forget what I said. B.O.M.B. pretty much sucks.

Life Of Dreams on the other hand is amazing.

I'm on day 4 of my non-stop Crumbsuckers bender. There are very few albums where I can say I love every song, let alone an album that has 16 songs. This record has it all. Amazing riffs, speed, aggression, the best vocals in hardcore and really good production too.
To me crossover is at its best when it leans a little towards hardcore over metal. This album does that. It's pretty much accepted that this was one of the best albums of the entire genre. I totally agree.

As far as the vinyl itself goes, there isn't really much to say. As far as I know all the different label versions were on black vinyl. No idea how many pressed. Let's say lots and lots!

In the USA, it was released on Combat Records. Here in Canada, we didn't get Combat unless you went to the import section of the independant record store.
I found my copy at good old A&A Records, or maybe it was Sam The Record Man. I can't remember which defunct Canadian record chain it was.
As it was a domestic release, I got this weird Canadian licensed version by Cobra Core Records.

I don't pretend to understand licensing arrangements or why Combat couldn't be sold in Canada. All I know is that it resulted in a lot of extra writing on the back cover and label.
Relativity, Maze, Cobra Core, Combat, Important.
Maybe it was an 80's thing.


  1. Whoa! Slow down, Doug. I'll give you the fact that Life Of Dreams is superior, but to say that B.O.M.B. sucks...that is crazy talk.


  2. Doug , I got a copy of the 3rd cursed record release/ good Friday record. It's out of 85. You want? - geoff