Today, Edged Circle Productions announces March 25th as the international release date for a worldwide release of Hallux Valgus‘ striking debut album, Reflections of Distant Dreams, on double-LP vinyl format.
Originally released during the first half of 2021 but only in extremely limited quantities in their native Chile, Hallux Valgus‘ Reflections of Distant Dreams displayed the full depth of their daring vision, which had been slowly brewing since the band’s formation in 2013. Not for nothing did the album sell out quickly: the power trio of Horrorhammer, Old Ripper, and Spectre perfected an idiosyncratic sound that could be liken to a head-on collision between Cadaver, Running Wild, and early Christian Death. And yet, there’s no winking/cloying cleverness about the band’s bubbling cauldron of unhinged, unfettered wildness; Hallux Valgus are simply being themselves, and creating tongue-twistingly epic yet impossibly catchy HEAVY METAL dusted with deathrock. We could claim that no one quite sounds like them, but we’ll just conservatively say that they sidle alongside labelmates like Inculter, Phantom Fire, Sepulcher, Speedkiller, and fellow Chileans Demoniac and Sign of Evil. And HOLY SHIT, there’s a cat on the cover!
Feeling duty call, to properly excavate this gleaming gem of weirdo metal magick, Edged Circle is honored to release a worldwide edition of Reflections of Distant Dreams. What else is lurking within Hallux Valgus‘ cauldron? Only time will tell!
In the meantime, stream Reflection of Distant Dreams HERE at Edged Circle‘s Bandcamp, where the album can be preordered. Aforementioned cover artwork and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Hallux Valgus (Chile)’s Reflections of Distant Dreams
- Ghastly Fascination
- Murderous Instinct
- Sensless Vanity
- Hot Puke
- Morbid Ways
- From the Echoes of a Deadly Chest
- Crawling are the Dead
- Disturbed Corpse
- Atlas, The Hunt
- Internal Cryptic Gathering