Nov 22, 2017

This is a gorgeous repress of an inimitable record, the first full length from some of the highest true believers in punk. Document #5 is their first full length and it’s something special so see it treated with such care in this re-issue, with different color patterns being dispatched to different labels and the band on their benefit tour with Majority Rule. I don’t know what can be said about this record that hasn’t been said before. I know Document #8 is a more time-tested favorite, but this one is just a little more rustic. It gives a window into where real, actual emotional post-hardcore came from before people got confused over what that title meant. It’s risky and challenging and chaotic and gut-wrenching and beautiful. There’s still nothing like it, and may never be again. Amen. –Theresa W. (Reptilian,