Various Artists- Scrape Records-“The Label” Vinyl Sampler

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Various Artists
Title: “The Label” Vinyl Sampler
Label:  Scrape Records
Released: 2018
Reviewed:  October 2018
Reviewer: JP
Rating: 4/5

SCRAPE  RECORDS was the legendary Metal Record store that was located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for almost a couple of decades.   It closed a few years ago as the owner was ready for new challenges.  Its closing was not due to lack of interest or sales, it was time for a change.  If I had to listen to Metal nerds (like me) babbling on all day, while standing behind a counter all day, I’d go bat-shit crazy too and need a change.   The next logical step was to reignite Scrape Records.

So now after a few years of diligent hard work, SCRAPE have released “The Label” Vinyl sampler.  This is technically the label’s 11threlease tagged as SCRAPE11LP.  The elegant, simple design is eye-catching of this sampler record.   The good people at SCRAPE are savvy enough to know that not everyone owns a turntable anymore so inside they included a CD. Thank you!

The record contains 11 tracks of Western Canadian Metal, old favorites like Zimmer’s Hole and new bands like Codex:Factoria, the new cool, new thrash project of Scott of Sacrifice.  There is a wide variety of styles from the classic traditional Metal of Medevil to the rockin’ grooves of Cocaine Moustache and Aviator Shades. What is nice is that the CD has eight bonus tracks as well.  Other highlights include a resurrected Assault and some rare Zimmer’s Hole stuff from their debut album. There is enough variety to please most Metal fans.

The packaging is really well done as well. The sleeve insert is printed in full colour on heavy cardstock, two sided with photos and a write up for each band.  There are little extras included like stickers and press-on temporary tattoos, so the attention to detail and quality are very high. It is a nice collectible.

I have to say, running a record label in today’s musical climate is a challenge but based on the quality of bands and presentation on this sampler, Scrape Records will have a long and successful run.   This vinyl sampler is VERY limited and hand numbered so you may want to order yours today!


Track Listing:  (Vinyl and CD)

ZIMMERS HOLE “Roast Chicken Monday”
RESURGENCE “In The Mirror”
ASSAULT “Kamikaze”
CODEX: FACTORIA “Crown of Thorns”
DEAD ASYLUM “Inmate 666”
APOLLYON “Immolation”
HELLCHAMBER “Dose”
TOUCH THE SUN “Hold On”
TAILLIGHT “Frail Human Form”
MEDIEVAL “Nightwalk”
WEST OF HELL “Bru Ha”
KRIS SCHULZ “Sidearms & Sombreros
TOUCH THE SUN “Gone”
AVIATOR SHADES “Don’t Leave Me Now”
COCAINE MOUSTACHE “Got My Back”
HELL CHAMBER “Suffering Is Optional”
ASSAULT “The Living Dead”
INFERNAL MAJESTY “Signs of Evil”
ZIMMERS HOLE “Monkey Man”


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