LOST BREED (Wino Daze) 12" EP
Here we have the second official re-release of the legendary 'Wino Daze' demo, originally recorded in 1988 after LOST BREED hooked up with Scott 'Wino' Weinrich. But this time the demo did get the appropriate packaging, or more precisely At War With False Noise did a hell of a great job in terms of packaging, unlike Helltown Records. Moreover, this vinyl-only release contains also the Motörhead cover 'Iron Horse' that was missing on the edition of Helltown. But now I would like to say a few words on the included six songs, even though I have written a review a few years ago.
There is no doubt that Wino's voice adds something very special to the songs, but it is also clear that LOST BREED could stand on their own feet. This is proved too by the two albums which have been released by Hellhound Records a couple of years later. Primarily, LOST BREED was a piledriving metal-tinged hard rock band who have enhanced their sound with some Sabbath-esque undertones. The point here, however, is that LOST BREED was less doomy than other Hellhound bands like Saint Vitus or Count Raven. But they also had their own an affinity for the dark things in life, which can also be heard on 'Wino Daze'. The songs brim with raw energy and power and it's obvious that LOST BREED and Wino were a damn fine team.
Too bad that he was only in the band for about 9 months, because the songs are definitely top-notch and it is quite astonishing that they didn't stay together for a longer period, especially since they also played a couple of shows. But luckily this great demo will stay with us and now, as mentioned before, in a proper form. You will get a super heavy gatefold sleeve with gold print and a spot UV varnish finish. It goes without saying that this is a very limited edition, so be careful not to wait too long otherwise you may pay too much in a few years. Due to the great increase in interest in the career of Scott 'Wino' Weinrich over the last years, I really hope that LOST BREED will get more attention, even if the band is no more. By the way, if you would like to find out more about LOST BREED and their 'Wino Daze', I suggest you to read the interview I did with lead guitarist Eric 'Ike' Baestlein in January 2008. Just click here.