Death - The Sound Of Perseverance 2LP (color vinyl)
Death's final album, 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 it's original release.
The album 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.
Opeth - Blackwater Park 2LP (20th Anniversary Ed. Black/white vinyl)
Blackwater Park (named after an obscure German progressive rock outfit from the 1970s) keeps with Opeth's tradition by transcending the limits of death/black metal and repeatedly shattering the foundations of conventional songwriting.
An unrelenting end of the world assault of the cataclysmic convergence of metal and hardcore, with bits of blackened death and mid tempo madness to spare, the MA master blasters are here to crash the crossover party.