The relatively obscure 'Poems of Manhood' compilation 7" was released by Vapor Records back in 1993. Vapor Records was based in Lake Mary, FL and this comp showcases 4 bands from their local area. Of those bands, Bloodlet is probably the most well-known band for OnexPath readers, they went on to become a relatively big 90s name with a bunch of full-length releases on Victory records (before that label went to shit). This is one of their early recordings, this track also ended up on their 1st 7" on Smorgasbord Records. Awesome track. Their bassist at the time also played in Adventures In Immortality, another band on this comp, playing a pretty good melodic/emotive hardcore/punk style. They did a few more 7"s on Vapor Records, maybe they were also running the label, does anybody know? The Holsteins were a skapunk band, with the emphasis on ska. Not my thing at all, I'm sorry to say. Claimjumper were a female-fronted trio that played decent and quirky off-beat powerpop/punk with ditto vocals, and they also shared a member with Adventures In Immortality. All in all a wide mix of styles, and quality, on this slab of vinyl.
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