Vertigo is definitely a bit weaker sounding but i’m pretty sure that story of them recording it in a day and playing playstation (is it in the liner notes?) for two weeks had been debunked. For me, BS sounds a bit squashed, TVoB sounds a bit thin and Infinity Land sounds
It was a great story and a talking point at the time, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it’s untrue.
Listened to Blackened Sky this evening on account of this thread and it sounded quite warm just like I remembered. May very well have a listen to Vertigo. From memory the guitars were cheese-wire thin but more representative of a three-piece bashing stuff out live. Pure nostalgia trip at any rate!