Venomous Maximus - Beg Upon The Light LP. There’s a lot to ‘Beg Upon The Light ‘ that makes me think of fellow retro-metal dudes The Sword or Mastodon, although Venomous Maximus seems to be steering less towards the wizards-and-warlocks realm of metal and more towards more ambiguous, stoner rock-tinged stuff like Early Man, Red Fang, High on Fire and Priestess. The guitars are heavy and thrashy like vintage Metallica without turning into hardcore-tinged neo-thrash a la Iron Age. They don’t indulge in too much soloing, but when they do, it’s more Sabbath than speed metal with punishing riffs splattered all over the place. This is music that was born to be spun on your turntable and this album is fuckin’ awesome. THESE ARE COPIES OF THE INCREDIBLY RARE FIRST PRESSING OF THIS LP THAT COMES IN A GATFOLD LP JACKET WITH THE BLACK, GREY, YELLOW AND BLUE COVER ARTWORK. THIS FIRST PRESSING ALSO COMES ON TRANSLUSCENT RED WAX. 1 PER ORDER ON THESE AS THEY’RE PRETTY HARD TO FIND!