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Beware of bad pressings!
on 28 January 2017
First off, this review isn't about the quality of the music. Consider this review a warning to all purchasers of the Blackened 2015 "re-issue." Upon listening to the record, I discovered that the first two songs of Side B skip repeatedly, in the exact same places, every time. I regularly purchase records from Amazon and have never had this happen before; even my used records, with their share of scratches, do not skip. I examined the record to ensure it had no scratches, dust, etc. It looked brand new because it was!
I played some other heavy records to ensure it wasn't my needle acting up and they sound fine.
I assumed this was just a faulty record, so Amazon sent me a replacement -- the same songs skip in the exact same place. I did some research and learned that this reissue is plagued with skipping issues due to the poor quality of the vinyl. I'm very disappointed because now I'm stuck with an incredible 8-song album where 2 of the songs are unplayable. This isn't Amazon's fault but rather the band's own record label releasing a poor quality product. Buyers beware!