Vinyl Pressing Review


In Blood

Reviewed by Kasey Bradley on 08.28.2014

If you're just judging by looks you might be surprised to find out that, despite their logo, Ilya is not an emo-metal band. That being said - you can't expect an album with this cover to be all sunshine and rainbows.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:



Pressing Quality:


The 180 gram vinyl shows no noticeable warping, needle weave, or inner-groove distortion. The packaging, with the exception of the paper sleeve, is very well made and durable.

Vinyl Noise:


There is some slightly noticeable hiss on between tracks, as well as a few pops per side (most noticeable on side 1, track 4). Otherwise the record sounds about as clean as you could hope for.

Overall Artwork:


While I believe there is something about Ilya's logo that doesn't quite fit their sound, I definitely think the rest of the artwork is a perfect match. So much so that before even playing the record I turned to my office mate and said, "I will bet this is a dark, baroque pop-rock record." The cover image, a woman with a bloody nose, is subdued

Overall Extras:



Reviewed By:
Kasey Bradley

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Total Score

: 3.90



Label: ANA/KATA Music
Release Year: 2014
Purchase Price: 0.00
Pressing Company: Pirate's Press
Format: 12 inch LP
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: 180 gram
Color: Black
Gatefold: Yes
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:
White paper

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