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The Rarest Metal CDs In My Collection

I was looking through my CDs recently and noticed that I have a few which are actually worth a rpretty penny now. Here they are...There are surely ones out there which are worth more and rharder to obtain, etc, but these are ones I actually own.
20Life Of Agony
Ugly


Life Of Agony's sadly underappreciated sophomore effort and my personal favourite of theirs too. Note: this refers to a limited edition which came with a funky tin case and two excellent b-sides.
19Exhorder
Slaughter In The Vatican


Although I think The Law is a better album, to this one is still a fantastic early groove-metal/thrash release. It is now easy and cheaper to obtain this album in the Exhorder double-pack, but this album is very expensive on its own.
18Motley Crue
Motley Crue


The controversial 1994 Corabi-vocals Crue album - and in my opinion - one of the most overlooked and dismissed albums of the 1990s. Note: this refers to the 2003 re-release featuring three excellent b-sides.
17Butthole Surfers
Rembrandt Pussyhorse


Not one of my favourite BS albums, but currently, the remastered version of this is definitely the priciest.
16Torche
In Return


Torche's heaviest release to date. This one is fairly easy to obtain if you buy the LP/CD release, but the CD alone is tricky to get a hold of.
15Solace
13


Supposedly one of the unluckiest bands ever (hence '13'). I first heard of these on T.H.U.G. and quickly sought them out. They only have three albums and they're all ace; they should do more!
14Solitude Aeturnus
Beyond The Crimson Horizon


Underground doom metal with epic vocals! It is not their best release (Through The Darkest Hour holds that title for me) but still worth a listen.
13Death
Symbolic


Death's 1995 penultimate album and of their very best. Note: this is a rare remastered import version coming with a cool slipcase and a bunch of demos. Curiously, I don't think Symbolic was remastered in 2011/12 when the rest of the discography was, but I could be wrong.
12Killing Joke
Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions


A blisteringly harsh album from Killing Joke and my overall favourite of theirs. Note: This is the dualdisc version featuring some demos and a DVD; it also comes in a funky case.
11Alice In Chains
Music Bank


A very neat and well-made, safe-like 3CD box set featuring hours of outtakes, b-sides and live material. An essential AIC release for the fans.
10Type O Negative
Bizarre Types


A live album from the band's 99/00 World Coming Down tour. Not the greatest audio quality but a solid selection of songs nonetheless.
9Cannibal Corpse
The Wretched Spawn


One of Cannibal Corpse's best albums from the 'Corpsegrinder' era. Note: this a release of The Wretched Spawn which comes with a DVD and is also bundled with the Worm Infested EP in a cool digipack.
8Anthrax
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real


Messy album from the otherwise (in my opinion) fantastic John Bush Anthrax era - although this album does have some killer tracks such as: Inside Out, Hog Tied, Stealing From A Thief. Note: this is a 2003 re-release which contains some decent covers and bonus tracks.
7Grotus
Brown


Sorely underappreciated band from the 1990s that sound like a hybrid of Ministry, Butthole Surfers and Faith No More. Every other of their releases is easily obtainable however (and well worth checking out, just as is Brown).
6Reuben
We Should Have Gone To University


A retrospective 2CD/DVD of almost every b-side and demo the band ever recorded. There is also some terrific unreleased material and a couple of fantastic live songs too. Essential for Reuben fans.
5Godflesh
Us And Them


Us And Them is actually easy to obtain in the self-titled EP/Selfless/Us And Them triple pack. However, I believe the original 1999 release is one of the rarest of the Godflesh canon.
4Macabre
Dahmer


Macabre's metal-biography of the serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. The band seem to see a funny side to the grim subject matter making the album an acquired taste, but musically it's pretty tight. Very difficult to obtain cheaply.
3Grief
Torso


Grief's best album in my opinion, but also one of their rarest...
2Grief
...And Man Will Become The Hunted


...even rarer however is this, their final release from 2000. I think I picked this one up cheap, but the lowest I've seen it going online for a lot more since.
1Melvins
Prick


Largely seen as a brainless toss-off when it was quietly released in 1994 (the same year as the more accessible mainstream release, Stoner Witch). However, I actually like the breezy quality on Prick; I like it even more due to picking it up cheap and now it's almost impossible to obtain a physical copy of it.
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