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A great album perhaps beaten to death by radio airplay of "Spirit Of The Radio" and "Freewill".  Remastered edition.

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    $17.00
  • "With 'Home', for the first time since their critically acclaimed 'Posthumous Silence' of 2006, Sylvan have taken the chance to create another full-on concept album. Even though the Hamburg natives attach great importance to creating contextually comprehensive pieces of art with any of their albums, this time around Sylvan have upped their ambition another notch and taken on the mammoth task of building an overall concept around the never ending quest of the human condition for 'home' - that very special place that can provide a feeling of complete safety."
    $14.00
  • "Lunar Explosion is a young upstart band from Italy, but not without some significant experience in the three short years of existence. Despite their youth, on the strength of a four song demo recording, the band has been selected to open for several important acts including Michael Angelo Batio, Blaze Bayley, Elvenking, and Domine.Lunar Explosion chosen metal style is basic, and classic, European melodic power metal, with a strong emphasis on twin lead guitars. Actually, if they wanted to give a title to their debut album, they could have called it 'Guitar Explosion'. Most every song from the start has a dashing guitar line flowing in the tune. And that's not counting the several solos in every song, which are mostly neo-classical in style.While not diminishing the entirety of the album, the guitar work is probably Lunar Explosion's single greatest strength. The power metal is rather typical of the genre, the lead vocals and vocal arrangements average, and the production a bit spotty on some songs, with some songs sounding like certain parts were dropped in later as an afterthought. While the guitar leads are flying everywhere, some of the best are found within Lunar Explosion, From Beyond, and The King of Judea, which are also some the best songs here. The metal ballad/anthem When The Sun No Longer Shines, not so much; it basically shows the limitations of Raffaele Smaldone's voice and the weakness of the vocal arrangements. But it does have another cool guitar solo. If you like your power metal with lots of big guitar leads, then you'll want to get this album." - Dangerdog.com
    $14.00
  • Second full length studio album from this British band finds them with new vocalist Ashe O'Hara replacing the great Dan Tompkins.  This shouldn't be inferred that O'Hara is any less a vocalist than Tompkins - he's excellent as well.While the core djent sound is there the band has moved a bit more into a prog rock direction.  In general its less metal and more rock.  O'Hara's vocals don't go in the screamo direction that a lot of djent bands prefer.  The instrumental parts are still stupifyingly crazy but crazy in a King Crimson meets Tool way.  I'm not sure what the djent metal community will think of this shift in course but I like this new direction.  The old was good - to my ears this is better.  Highly recommended.
    $9.00
  • New issue of Pendragon's neoprog classic from 1996. Now comes with a bonus live version of "The Last Man On Earth".
    $13.00
  • "IRON MASK stand out from many other artists of the neo-classical metal genre because they manage to combine high musical ambitions with a certain kind of accessibility and lots of variety. With 'Fifth Son of Winterdoom', Dushan Petrossi and his band manage the musical claim to be very catchy, so fans of Firewind, Dio, Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen and Rainbow will all have their joy in this extraordinary album."
    $15.00
  • Reissue of classic Bay Area thrash.  Comes with 4 bonus live tracks.
    $8.00
  • "I was first exposed to Cardiacs’ oddly compelling world when the video to ‘Tarred And Feathered’ aired on The Tube on April 17 1987. Six musicians wearing old-fashioned vaguely military-style uniforms, covered in badly applied make-up and cranking out the most eccentric music I had ever heard broadcast on TV, against a backdrop that looked as though it had been stolen from a 70s children’s show. I had no idea what to make of it but it certainly made an impression. A friend of mine said he liked it, until he realised that the seemingly chaotic nature of the tune was in fact scripted mayhem, written down as notes and not improvised at all. This had the opposite effect on me. I wondered how someone could write such music and what on earth their influences could be.When I briefly moved to Cambridge aged 18, my best friend there was a Cardiacs obsessive who used to terrorise his poor live-in-landlord by constantly screening their Seaside Treats video at full-throttle volume. There was something about those films - the childish petulance of the musician’s behaviour, the industrial surrealism of Eraserhead transposed instead to the garish English seaside - that I found irritating. But after a few listens, splinters of melodies had embedded themselves in my brain (abetted no doubt by the eruption of electronic mayhem that follows the command "take it Sarah" on ‘To Go Off And Things’) and resistance was no longer an option. I went out into the city centre and bought my first Cardiacs album, A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window. Although subsequent releases by the band would mean I was forever revising which was my favourite, it was to mark the beginning of a lifelong love of their music.Perhaps their best known recording, ALM&AH&TWWW was Cardiacs’ fourth album and the first to be recorded in a proper studio - The Workhouse in the Old Kent Road in London, which was gutted by a fire soon after. Three cassette only albums, The Obvious Identity, Toy World and The Seaside, had preceded it, along with the Big Ship mini-LP. The classic line up of brothers Tim and Jim Smith on lead vocals/guitar and bass/vocals respectively, Sarah Smith on saxophones and clarinet, William D. Drake on keyboards and vocals, Tim Quay on marimba and percussion, and Dominic Luckman on drums, was expanded to include strings and a brass section. Ashley Slater added tenor and bass trombone, Phil Cesar brought trumpet and flugelhorn, while Elaine Herman completed the picture on violin. The band’s main creative force Tim Smith produced the album, which contained the nearest thing they ever had to a hit single, ‘Is This The Life?’ Tim once told me that demand for the single far outstripped stock from the initial pressing and although he tried to get more pressed up as quickly as possible, the plant where they were being made was also pressing copies of Kylie Minogue’s ‘I Should Be So Lucky,’ and was already at maximum capacity cranking out copies of her massive breakthrough hit. A quick look at the timeframe suggests the story could have been true, but as this was exactly the kind of self-penned apocryphal tale that Tim could never resist indulging in, I’m still unsure as to whether I believe it or not." - The Quietus
    $18.00
  • "This album's a musical and emotional rollercoaster, but most of our albums are,' Mike Portnoy says of Black Clouds & Silver Linings, Dream Theater's tenth studio album and second Roadrunner release. Black Clouds & Silver Linings marks another milestone on Dream Theater's iconoclastic musical journey,which began two and a half decades ago and now encompasses a hugely impressive body of music that's established the durable progressive metal outfit as a one-of-a-kind creative force with a fiercely devoted international fan base. The new album - produced by band members Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci, who also serve as the group's main lyricists - offers a vibrant manifestation of the world-class musicianship, vivid lyrical scenarios and ambitious, multi-leveledcompositions that have established Dream Theater as a uniquely compelling creative force."
    $9.00
  • Essential third album from the Mwandishi band. A pure kosmigroov classic in which the ensemble touches on African based rhythms and electric fusion. Hancock and Patrick Gleeson somehow integrate a battery of electric keyboards into the jazz realm but in a way that was organic and seems just about right. A must own.
    $5.00
  • "David T. Chastain has gained a reputation over the last 25 years as a powerful, progressive guitarist whose music has been centered around his melodic and technically fluent fret board mastery. For Those Who Dare, the fifth CHASTAIN album and originally released in 1990, showed David forging into new territory with the finest group of musicians he had ever worked with creating not only the most accessible metal record of his career but also the most inventive.While David did remain the principle songwriter, he admitted that the band’s sound on For Those Who Dare wouldn’t have been the same without David Harbour (bass) and John Luke He’bert (drums) supplying their own individual trademark performances. Besides David’s virtuoso style the other major attribute to CHASTAIN’s instantly distinct sound is vocalist Leather Leone’s superior and ultimately commanding presence.Originally brought together by Shrapnel Records’ Mike Varney, Leather quickly established herself as one of the greatest female heavy metal vocalists of all time appearing on all four previous and critically acclaimed CHASTAIN albums - Mystery Of Illusion (1985), Ruler Of The Wasteland (1986), The 7th Of Never (1987) & Voice Of The Cult (1988). Ever since his recording debut in 1983 David Chastain has been wowing fans with his innovative and technically superb guitar playing. For Those Who Dare is a perfect example that David Chastain was not just a great player, but also a talented songwriter and band leader with an exceptional group of collaborators to help make his melodic visions a reality."
    $12.00
  • "Italy's Odd Dimension burst on the progressive metal in 2011 with their surprising and entertaining debut album Symmetrical. Most of the intrigue came from both from their creativity and accessible complexity of their prog, generated from prior experimentation with various metal and rock genres.Their sophomore release, The Last Embrace to Humanity continues to reflect some of that experimentation. The album might even be a tale of two discs. The previous release, generally, was more heavier prog metal and so is this one, notably at the start. The Unknown King, Under My Creed, and Dissolving into the World are a rush of ambitious and blistering prog. You find this at the end as well in Far from Desires.But what's in between is a bit different. Not everything here is always heavy; it's more subtle and nuanced when it comes. It's So Late, which features Michele Luppi (Vision Divine, Secret Sphere), nears more melodic, though heavier, progressive rock. Another Time and Fortune and Pain, which follow, seems to want to invoke heavy metal but in the end turns on a stirring metal-rock fusion. The latter third of Fortune and Pain, notable in the guitar, sounds like metal-jazz fusion. The New Line of Times takes all these things, abandons the aggressive metal, and develops an epic song of pure melodic prog metal.Not dismissing the other songs, but these four songs are strength and surprise of The Last Embrace to Humanity. They also show once more the impressive talent and creativity of Odd Dimension. But we knew that already, didn't we. Easily recommended." - Danger Dog
    $14.00
  • "After his long exodus, Steve “Zetro” Souza is back! This hero of original Bay Area Thrash has returned with his fabulous new band HATRIOT, and disastrous impact is imminent! This time he is keeping it in the family legacy having both his sons in the band. This is no case of nepotism, though, as I know that he even considered ex-DEATH ANGEL drummer Andy Galeon to pound the skins, before realizing the pleasure of having his own flesh serve as the true “Heroes Of Origin”.If you were excited with what Zetro did with Jed Simon in TENET, or you crave for more DUBLIN DEATH PATROL, then join the chemikill invasion! In fact, if you were thrilled by the last two phenomenal comeback TESTAMENT albums, you should know that Zetro was actually one of  the main lyricists. Once you hear these brutal songs of annihilation, then you will go globicidal and prepare for even more lessons in violence!To say thatHATRIOT has captured that EXODUS sound we have longed for since “Tempo Of The Damned”, but really ever since “Fabulous”, “Impact”, and “Pleasures” is an understatement. HATRIOT's murder American style is a vicious strike of the best of the past, with a verbal razor to the throat of the present so-called New Thrash acts. HATRIOT is everything you love about this genre, guaranteed to kick in your face and rape and murder your life; so choose your weapons of class destruction!I sponsored and championed the original demo which featured original versions of “Weapons”, “Globacidal”, and “The Mechanics”, as well as another punishing track called “The Fear Within” (A damn fine song in the classic LEGACY tradition). For almost a year, I encouraged everyone to watch the YouTube video for “Blood Stained Wings” before the band was ever even signed.Kosta Varvatakis  heeds the Metal command, and becomes a true shredder in the vein of Gary Holt, Rick Hunolt, Rob Flynn, Lee Altus, and Craig LoCicero. Miguel Esparza also does an astonishing job of matching every bloodstained lead and terror-filled lick in the classic Kerry King to Jeff Hanneman reigning fashion. I am so pleased that Massacre Records stepped up and finally signed a band of such value and worth. I am grateful that Earsplit is promoting them in the U.S. This is the very sound – that raging slaughter of burnt offerings; that over the wall toxic overdose – that all old school 80s thrashers have been anticipating. Every element is present: that biting and harsh tempo of the damned, incredible solos, intense, yet thought-provoking lyrics which deal with violence and corruption,Sousa'sunique Bon Scott meets a deranged Paul Bailoff'sscowl and howl, and top-notch production. Fly high the scarred spangled banner; it is open season on the poseurs! I am not a patriot, but I totally support HATRIOT." - Metal Temple
    $14.00
  • 2007 Nick Davis remix/remaster edition. Some consider this their best album - it could be hard to argue against that notion...
    $12.00