CYMEON X: Free Your Mind, Free Your Body: LP

This deluxe reissue of a classic early Polish straight edge record is a true labor of love. Glossy packaging and a giant fold-out lyric sheet house the green and black marble vinyl. The foldout lyric sheet includes a rough English translation of the lyrics and a list of all thirty-five of the live shows Cymeon X played when they were an active band from 1992-1994. Polish hardcore of this time period has its own vibe difficult to put a finger on, but it’s somewhat reminiscent of U.S. “youth crew” material, only with a darker, gloomier edge. Get it? Edge? In any event, this is a very cool way to check out a classic, influential Polish band.

 –Art Ettinger (Pasażer, pasazer.pl)