Arkansas' backwoods doomsayers RWAKE awaken from their slumber and unleash their long-awaited new album Rest. Their first new material in over 4 years, Rest is less a set of songs than a perpetually evolving, deeply emotional set of missives heralding the end of times. Rest is nothing short of epic, and not only one of 2011?s finest albums but one of the finest progressive/doom/sludge metal records ever.
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Conforming to Abnormality unveiled a style of extreme metal that was completely unique in its makeup: blending mind-melting guitar technicality with inhuman drumming, a wildly schizophrenic vocal attack, smatterings of jazz sensibilities and devastating sub-bass blasts.
Long out of print, Conforming to Abnormality is available on again in this deluxe reissue is remixed, remastered, repackaged and comes with 21 (!!) bonus tracks.
DEATH's landmark Spiritual Healing record is nothing short of genre-defining.
Originally released in 1990, Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the DEATH discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band.
Spiritual Healing sets the standard for riffs, insane time changes and of course mainman Chuck Schuldiner's masterful guitar solos.
Now reissued as a double CD housed in a deluxe packaging featuring brand new liner notes from DEATH players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck's sister Beth and Michael Poulsen, Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and Disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes and studio instrumentals.
DEATH's legendary 1987 debut Scream Bloody Gore is more than just an untouchable album - upon its release, it was positively genre-creating.
Scream Bloody Gore founded the quintessential death metal sound, with more tormented riffs, screams, and leads than the world had ever imagined, and established Chuck Schuldiner's inimitable phrasing and songwriting style as the most singular voice in the burgeoning genre. Today, the album is viewed unanimously as one of the all-time most important cornerstones of death metal.
2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased material from the original Scream Bloody Gore Florida recording sessions and rehearsal material from August 1986.
Originally released in 1988 Leprosy 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 released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.
Meticulous care has been put into this reissue.
The entire album, as well as the bonus material has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile, etc).
Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased Leprosy demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24 page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (Sirius/XM) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope).
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.
Retaining the vicious, dual-vocal attack and slamming grooves that have become their trademark, Dying Fetus' Stop at Nothing is a savage return-to-form by one of the most influential bands in death metal. Intensity unparalleled, and musical power unrivaled, Dying Fetus are the leaders of the new generation in extreme music.