Amebix – “Monolith… The Power Remains” Double LP
Monolith was the second full-length album by West County punk-metal anti-heroes of the anarcho-eighties, Amebix. One of the best crossover records the UK has ever produced. Originally released in 1987, with second rate Giger-style sleeve-art, on a dodgy heavy metal label (called Dodgy Heavy Metal Records). The Power Remains was a posthumous collection of live and demo recordings, that was originally released in 1993 (and done in a much more appropriate and enthusiastic fashion) by MCR and Skuld Records. This band-released reissue combines both LPs, with lavish new gatefold sleeve artwork (competently created by Andy Lefton of War//Plague and Tau Cross). And these copies are “special record store day 2016 limited editions”. 27 remastered tracks in total.