The Opposite of December

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The Opposite of December
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Studio album by Poison the Well
Released December 14, 1999
Recorded Pompano Beach, Florida
Genre Metalcore
Length 28:15
Label Trustkill
Producer Jeremy Staska, Poison the Well
Poison the Well chronology
Distance Only Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
(1998)
The Opposite of December
(1999)
Tear from the Red
(2002)
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The Opposite of December is the first full-length album by experimental hardcore band Poison the Well. Very influential in the early popularization of metalcore around the turn of the century, and now considered a landmark in the genre[citation needed] the album was the band's first on Trustkill Records and was released on December 14, 1999. A remastered edition was released on November 20, 2012 on Rise Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "12/23/93" – 3:07
  2. "A Wish for Wings That Work" – 3:33
  3. "Artist's Rendering of Me" – 3:20
  4. "Slice Paper Wrists" – 3:56
  5. "Nerdy" – 2:44
  6. "To Mandate Heaven" – 2:40
  7. "Not Within Arms Length" – 2:27
  8. "Mid Air Love Message" – 3:09
  9. "My Mirror No Longer Reflects" – 3:19

Credits[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • RJ - band photography
  • Jacob Bannon - art direction, design

Vinyl[edit]

The Opposite of December was pressed on vinyl three times, the latter being a 2008 double LP with Tear from the Red.

1st press (Good life recordings):

  •  ? copies – black
  • 300 copies – blue
  • 3 copies – blue / greenish vinyl ("misprint")
  • 1 copy – blue / black mix ("misprint")

2nd press (Good life recordings):

  • 300 copies – navy blue (darker than 1st press)

2008 (Trustkill records):

  • 661 copies – pink & white
  • 336 copies – white & yellow
  • 331 copies – blue & red
  • 4 copies – test press