|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.
|20||Life Of Agony|
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.
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.
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.
Not one of my favourite BS albums, but currently, the remastered version of this is
definitely the priciest.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
|11||Alice In Chains|
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.
|10||Type O Negative|
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
Grief's best album in my opinion, but also one of their rarest...
...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.
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.