FREEZE, THE: Land of the Lost: LP

I don’t know who the bigger Freeze fans are. Dr. Strange? Schizophrenic? Both labels are keeping The Freeze’s name alive and music available for the masses. Dr. Strange has been doing it via CD, but Schizophrenic is the choice for the vinyl collector nerd. If you get the mailorder copy of their reissues, you get added packaging and always-cool colored vinyl. This copy I have in my hands is a cool orange with black splatter. It’s so beautiful to look at. Regardless of the packaging, the music here is essential. This is the first LP originally released by Mother Method Records in 1984 from these Massachusetts hardcore legends. It is every bit as good back then as hearing it now. It definitely has stood the test of time. When bands of their era were getting faster, they maintained their control and went out to just rock you the fuck out. This is a classic that shouldn’t be overlooked.

 –don (Schizophrenic)