When Poison The Well released their debut album The Opposite Of December in (fittingly) December of 1999, the music scene – and especially metalcore and its offshoots – was a far different place. Y2K was a few short weeks away, too! The explosion of the genre with bands like Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall was a few years off, but rest assured that time has not dampened this album’s influence in the music scene.
Emotional, passionate songs like “Nerdy” and “Slice Paper Wrists” still ring heavy today. It’s essential in that it provided a blueprint for bands that followed to play with bright melodies over heavy, crushing music. Notably, the band is celebrating the album by releasing a special, 20th anniversary edition vinyl, as well as exclusive merch with pre-orders. If you’ve never heard the record before, dive right in.
Today “The Opposite of December… A Season of Separation” turns twenty years old. To commemorate & honor our record we’ve put together a special 20th anniversary vinyl limited reissue with a 20th anniversary shirt, long sleeve & hoodies. Pre order link: https://t.co/LjqC6pyigN pic.twitter.com/jKtbGMQoff
— Poison The Well (@Poison_The_Well) December 14, 2019