used to run a store so I know a few (RIP Mordam and No Idea! they were my guys!) but I want to know moarrr. especially doom metal ones. my take: Revelation: too pricey and stuck in the past Ebullition: always been cheap. bit too hardcore for me these days though Cobraside: v.good. got a lot of great stuff. ILD: some cheap as helll exclusives (SFTRI) Sound of California: nice big list with some surprisingly range but its run by 1 guy who... yeah... I dunno... I mustve ordered the INDIAN lp 3 times off the guy and each time he writes back and says "I don't have it and I havent updated the catalogue" Secretly Distribution: very nice. Touch and Go and Flying Nun exclusives. Most of the other bands I've never even heard of Midheaven: still the best stuff. and still a bit snooty. God forbid you would want to ask them a question. They'll ignore it. Robotic Empire: looks alluring but havent pulled the trigger yet Alliance: talked my way into an account, supposedly the biggest wholesaler of vinyl on the planet, responsible for “48% of all vinyl sales” on gods black earth in the last year. but wft. what a let down. Sure they got buttloads but it aint at wholesale prices. Theyre just a goddamn distributor with Big Business prices. As I said to the very helpful businessman sales rep guy, I can buy almost all this stuff from the actual source or their exclusive distributor at way cheaper. These "wholesale prices" are higher than what the lp is priced at in stores. Let alone 3x higher than the cheapest copy of it on discogs. $17.75 for BATS “Daddy’s Highway”? I can get that for $10 from actual wholesalers.