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Wretch is the first full-length album by legendary stoner-rockers Kyuss, released in 1991.
It's a solid start rich with Black Sabbath worshiping heavy riffs and that instantly recognizable voice of John Garcia.
It sounds like a young band getting their feet wet and jamming out. The tracks "Black Widow" and "Deadly Kiss" are taken from the band's debut EP, Sons of Kyuss (1990), recorded with original bassist Chris Cockrell, while the rest of the album was recorded with his replacement Nick Oliveri.
The Sons of Kyuss songs "Love Has Passed Me By", "Katzenjammer", and "Isolation Desolation" were re-recorded for Wretch, the latter's title shortened to "Isolation".
The paradigm-shifting fourth studio opus from Norwegian pioneers, Ulver.
Limited red double vinyl in gatefold with full lyrics/text, plus a new article from writer and journalist Jeff Wagner on the background, nature and triumph of such this ambitious release.
Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven & Hell includes guest vocal appearances from Darkthrone’s Fenriz, and Ihsahn and Samoth (Emperor).
Paradise Lost formed in Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1988 & are known for being the founders of the Gothic Death/Doom Metal genre; a style fully brought into existence with their genre-defining second album, the highly influential Gothic.
Lost Paradise was the band's debut album, released in 1990 & one of the early highlights in the formative years of Peaceville. Featuring more death metal influences, Paradise Lost created a dark & atmospheric style of brutal death metal, as opposed to one based on speed. The album was recorded at Academy Studios (My Dying Bride, Anathema, Cradle of Filth) in Yorkshire, England.
This edition of Lost Paradise is available on 180gm black vinyl.
Released in 1998, 'Alternative 4', Anathema's fourth studio album, quickly became the band's best-selling and most highly regarded release to date.
Containing evocative atmospheric passages and emotional Rock anthems, Alternative 4 represented a giant progression from the band's previous work and hinted at the massive changes to come.
Displaying a more mature sound than the band's earlier recordings, this is the album that gave birth to the more conceptual approach, that the band took further on such albums as a 'A Fine Day To Exit' and 'A Natural Disaster'.
Limited heavyweight 180gm vinyl edition.
Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse.
Their debut album, Dance of December Souls, was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal & joining acts such as Paradise Lot & My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands.
Originally released in 1996, second album Brave Murder Day is a true classic. The primitive structures and melodies give this album an unparalleled trance-like quality, by taking an early Paradise Lost influence and forming a completely unique sound and atmosphere. The majority of the vocal duties were carried out in his signature death-growl style by Mikael Åkerfeldt, while Jonas Renkse delivered the clean vocal passages, that he is known for today, on the ethereal track, Day.
CONTROL DENIED, the progressive heavy metal brainchild of legendary DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, released its first and only album The Fragile Art Of Existence (1999) to massive critical acclaim.
The Fragile Art Of Existence is the sound of traditional metal stepping into a new century; an album where the experiences and inspirations of trail-blazing, world-class musicians coalesced under the watchful eye of one of the genre's master craftsmen.
Now available for the first time ever as an official vinyl release, The Fragile Art Of Existence has been remastered and beautifully repackaged.
Double Black LP
DEATH, the heavy metal institution founded, realized, and helmed by legendary guitarist Chuck Schuldiner, released its final studio album The Sound of Perseverance (’98) to massive worldwide critical acclaim. The Sound of Perseverance is the masterstroke of one of metal’s true pioneers and innovators, and indeed worthy of the worship, adoration, and accolades that announced its original release (’98). The swansong of the metal legends, finally available once again in a gatefold double LP.
Transparent Orange with Red Butterfly Wings and Metallic Gold, Black and Orange Splatter Standard Gram 2LP
DEATH's immensely influential second album Leprosy originally released in 1988 was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH release, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.
"Neon Magenta with Bone White Butterfly Wings and Aqua Blue, Metallic Gold and Orange Splatter LP
"Brazilian five-piece Son of a Witch are set to release their 2019 album, Commanded by Cosmic Forces through respected purveyor Kozmik Artifactz at the end of this month. As to why, it's pretty easy to understand once you dig into the tectonic tonality and post-grunge melodies of the 13-minute "Breathe Dust" - like Jerry Cantrell fronting Conan, that one.
That is one of several extended, cosmically dense plods on the record, and if you can manage to play it on your turntable without the speakers vibrating the needle out of its groove, I sincerely doubt you?ll regret it. At least I know I'm not. It's the band's second record behind 2016's Thrones in the Sky."
Recommended if you like: Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Elder!
You can't talk about heavy metal without talking about PENTAGRAM. The legendary D.C. band has been committed to the dark arts for more than forty-five years, and has only recently seen the kind of recognition its legacy deserves.
Though the band has released nine influential full-lengths over the course of its career, PENTAGRAM's most popular and influential material since it's Relapse resurrection 15 years ago can be found in First Daze Here, a collection of the band's earliest works that has been out-of-print for years and will now finally see a new reissue via Relapse.
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Baroness' Yellow & Green finds a band that has developed into more than just giants of the metal underground, they are now fully formed hard rock titans.
Fans of the band have come to expect nothing less than constant evolution from Baroness and that is precisely what the band has delivered, but in ways noone could have anticipated: the hooks are immediately seared into your brain, riffs that take just one listen to fully lodge themselves in your consciousness and vocals that are sung both heavily and beautifully.
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LP2: Olive Green and Black Galaxy Merge Standard Gram
One of the most important extreme metal records of all time.
"Swamp Green Inside Clear with Blood Red, White and Cyan Blue Splatter Standard Gram" LP