Subject to more hype than any other punk/hardcore release I've seen this year, here is the debut LP from Boston's Battle Ruins. For those not in the know this band plays an oi!/metal mix that is pretty original sounding (to my ears). For as good as most of these songs are I'm not sure I think it deserves the level of hype surrounding it. Don't get me wrong, I definitely do like this record and the songs are very good. I just mean, the limited clear variant sold out in like a minute and that's kind of insane. Then again it's bound to be sought after when the entire first pressing is only 500 copies - 400 on black and 100 on clear with this special cover. Rock n' Roll Disgrace announced a second press of 500 more copies on red before even shipping the first pressing out to those who ordered. At this point I'm blabbering on and on. The only bummer about my copy is that the clear version was to come with a poster which mine is missing. I did email the label and they said they'd send one out to me, let's just hope it doesn't take as long to arrive as the LP did.