Omen - The Curse & Nightmares Digi-CD
Issued in a gatefold vinyl replica, with 18-page poster booklet.
"Classix re-issue series on Mid Price!
Limited digipak for the first time - incl. bonus tracks ans poster booklet
New remastered by Bill Metoyer & new liner notes!"
Tracks 11-16 taken from the Nightmares EP
Track 5 dedicated to the space shuttle Challenger
Track 16 Live at San Antonio, Texas 1986
Omen's 1984 effort Battle Cry was and is considered a pretty seminal release for USPM, both early and influential, as well as consistently excellent, with a relentlessly manic energy, seamless guitar harmonies, and a superior performance from vocalist J.D. Kimball that would put most other bands to shame. The interesting thing about Omen's first three albums is that there was a slight shift towards a simpler, catchier, and yet in some ways more progressive approach throughout their duration. There is a marked, if subtle, difference between both the first and second albums and second and third albums, respectively. Warning of Danger began to introduce some variety and more progressive elements with the semi-ballad "Don't Fear the Night" and the ambitious "Hell's Gates". They continued to follow this pattern with The Curse, particularly with the song "Holy Martyr" which, like "Hell's Gates" was more progressive musically and lyrically than the standard Omen material.