Why were people always bitching about the colours and designs labels like Lost And Found, New Age, Victory and Conversion did? ‘Cause who wasn’t doing awful shirt colours and designs in the 90ies? So here is another example: the European design for Day Of Suffering. While the Catalyst Records version looks decent this could be worn at the Loveparade. It might look nice on dark grey etc., but this is just another kids fashion thing.
Needless to say that their CD is a burner. The first track kills everything and all other vegan metal bands have failed trying to copy them over the years.
I read some funny interview by the singer about arming yourself, educating yourself at the library and training physically for revolution, all in a very hardline influenced, pathetic style.
When hardline turned more and more into a religious yet islamistic thing the whole “vegan drugfree community” adapted slogans and aesthetics therefrom and ideas like the “jihad”, “eternal jihad” etc. were overreaching1. This was really the turning point and showcased the vegan drugfree ideology as crude fact which it actually was. So what was started by peace and anarcho punks who were influenced by early British and California punk – or were even involved there foremost – and included some interesting thoughts2 has turned into authoritarian sportswear wearing weapons enthusiasts or at least acting like those. I can even remember the guys from Unborn/ Statement being called kafirs by the new generation of "eco warriors"3 since they took/ take a stand against homophobia etc. Anyway I just wanted to explain “the eternal jihad” on the front print.
Funny side note: had the CD on tape first and misinterpreted their lyrics from "pawn" and I was screaming “new born vanguard” (which really fits better) while running instead of "a new world vision". Let' s call it a hardline influenced, accidental meme in my head.
Day Of Suffering @ Catalyst Records
1 Day Of Suffering in "the rising of the tide":
"Oppressors to fight this jihad2 Vegan Reich for example thought that the idea of animal rights is obsolete since animals could have no rights
A spiritual battle against the root of all evil"
3 Most of them have normal jobs, go to school living with their parents, do some martial arts in their leisure time, are shit talking on the world wide web and listen to metal. That' s it!