UPDATE: Hi-Fi News has selected Break The Chain as a Top Audiophile Vinyl Album of 2019!
Hi-Fi News features Doug MacLeod’s Break The Chain recording as their December 2018 “Album Choice” in the Audiophile: Vinyl section:
“Vintage LPs…have been audiophile totems for decades, but rare are new titles. MacLeod’s third for Reference ticks all the boxes: higher-speed playback, 180g vinyl and half-speed mastering.… [It has a] sound that’s massive, visceral and weighty. The content? As earthy as it gets, but at times, seriously rocking. The atmosphere throughout? As open as I’ve ever heard. Check out the title track…and your next move will be to order this!”—Hi-Fi News, December 2018