Haven’t done one of these bad-boys for a while! And I’ve got quite a backlog of purchases so there will be more where this came from…
Iron Maiden – Rock in Rio and Flight 666 OST (£14 Fopp Glasgow)
I’ve been meaning to get Rock in Rio for a while. I never liked the DVD much but I’d been hearing good things about the album. Fopp got a bunch of Maiden albums in for just £7 each so I finally bought it and picked up the Flight 666 soundtrack CD while I was at it. Both are excellent but the Rio discs are a genuine surprise. I don’t know how the people filming the show managed to suck the life out of what was such an obviously excellent performance. But they did!
Mastodon – The Hunter(CD/DVD) and Live at the Aragon(CD/DVD) (£10 Amazon Marketplace)
I seem to have gone a wee bit cold on Mastodon lately but I was enjoying Leviathan a while back and decided to finally catch up on their more recent releases. Not bad prices for the CD/DVD editions but I’m still not quite in the mood for these. Their time will come I’m sure.
KISS – Monster (LP) (£14 HMV Glasgow)
The masters of merchandise could’ve put a bit more effort into this vinyl edition. Not including an inner sleeve with credits, photos or lyrics seems a bit lazy. Great album… I wish I’d just plumped for the CD though.
Blackfoot – Strikes, Tomcattin’ and Marauder (£10 Record Fayre Glasgow)
I’ve had these albums for ages on CD but the LPs have always been on my hit-list. Managed to get them all in a one-stop shop at Record Fayre and the nice chap gave me the three for a round tenner. Yee haw!
Enslaved – Isa and Ruun (£14 Amazon Marketplace)
I’ve been on a real Black Metal kick lately. Must be the wintery prospect of the encroaching grim permafrost. It’s not the normal cover for Isa but I quite like it! Black…
Winterfylleth – The Threnody of Triumph (£9 HMV Glasgow)
This excellent album is one of the surprises of 2012 and also the first album I bought as a result of a review in the excellent new UK magazine Iron Fist! Iron Fist is well worth picking up if you’re into the more extreme end of Metal, it’s really in-depth and has a great old-school fanzine feel to it.
Yes – Yessongs (£8 Discogs)
Breathtaking live album and what a lovely object! Missing the booklet but it’s in good shape, didn’t break the bank and the vinyl is clean. It sounds amazing and I’m totally delighted with it. YES!
Amount spent on purchases: £79
Amount spent in total so far: £427