The problem with a group like Ash Borer is that they are making all the other metal I love and listen to sound a bit tame and stale in comparison. Their ferocity and passion is unmatched at this point in time. Seriously, nobody else is even coming close to the cathartic bombast of this band and their peers in Fell Voices. If you managed to snag a copy of the cassette version of their newest self-titled masterwork, then you know a vinyl edition is absolutely essential. Pesanta is giving that to the world – with two editions to choose from. The “die-hard” version comes on 200 gram black vinyl in a gatefold jacket and black foil on a black cover, a giant poster with the original artwork from the cassette edition (which is awesome), an embroidered patch and a sticker. The regular edition has a red foil print on the front and red vinyl to match (pressed onto 160 grams of wax). Needless to say, it is essential that you add at least one of these to your collection. Limited to 323 and 777 respectively, and priced at $25 or $17 – pre-order at pesanta.bigcartel.com.