Band
ABOMINATOR
Album title
Subversives For Lucifer
Country
Australia
Release date
February 2001
Label
Osmose Productions
Style
Black/Death Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
120 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Inlay cardboard protecting the vinyl
Booklet Quality
Quality and satiny
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
1 ("Urge To Retaliate")
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Same edition than the Cd with a bonus track
Comment
As usual, Osmose pressed a nice vinyl. Musically it's a real piece of Aussy War Metal in the vein of Gospel Of The Horns, early D666 with a more Death Metal touch.

Band
ABRUPTUM
Album title
In Umbra Malitiae Ambulabo, In Aeternum In Triumpho Tenebraum
Country
Sweden
Release date
1998
Label
BlooddawnProductions
Style
Ritual, Dark Black Metal
Format
Picture LP
Image on the picture disc
A bat on side A, It and Evil Side B
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
0
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
4
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
333
Interest of the vinyl
Re-release on vinyl of the '94 CD
Comment
The picture disc is really beautiful but doesn't contain any info about the recording date, tracks list, studio and so on. A xeroxing page with these info would have been welcome.

Band
ABSU
Album title
The Sun Of Tiphareth
Country
USA
Release date
1995
Label
Osmose Productions
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
110 gr
Disc colour
Blue with yellow stains
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
7
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
300
Interest of the vinyl
Noble gatefold
Comment
The best ABSU album available on a great qualtiy bleu vinyl with lyrics in the gatefold.

Band
ABSURD
Album title
Asgardsrei
Country
Germany
Release date
1999
Label
Wolftower Productions
Style
Simple and Raw Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny, black and white
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
175 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
No
Number of tracks
8
Bonus tracks
3 tracks "Tod Vor Sonnenaufganag", "Als Die Alten Jung Noch Waren", "Fur Germania" don't feature on the early CD version.
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Bonus titles, underground production
Comment
This vinyl was printed by a Polish label few weeks before the CD version appeared and contains a A2 poster

Band
ABSURD
Album title
Totenlieder
Country
Germany
Release date
2004
Label
Wolftower Productions
Style
Epic Black Metal
Format
Picture LP
Image on the picture disc
Side A : Black and white drawing; Side B : title tracks
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
175 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No, lyrics are on the vinyl protection
Booklet Quality
Glossy vinyl protection
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
500 (probably)
Interest of the vinyl
Wonderful picture edition
Comment
The quality of this edition is pretty amazing, as the picture vinyl comes in a thick card board portection, with a glossy cover (gold Abusrd logo on black background). The vinyl itself is protected in a glossy papaer with lyrics on. Top quality stuff.

Band
ACCEPT
Album title
Restless And Wild
Country
Germany
Release date
1983
Label
Polydor/Venus Records
Style
Heavy Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
 
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
Unknown
Interest of the vinyl
Different cover as it's a live picture instead of the 3 burning flying V guitars
Comment
The French edtion is pretty poor quality as there's no inlay card, no lyrics, no band pictures in the vinyl. But this is one of the best Accept's materials with tunes such as "Fast As A Shark", "Flash Rockin' Man", "Princess Of The Dawn".

Band
AGATUS
Album title
The Weaving Fates
Country
Greece
Release date
2002
Label
Iron Pegasus
Style
Heavy Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150gr
Disc colour
Dark blue with clear blue stains
Booklet info
1 purple page containing lyrics and recordings info
Booklet Quality
Thick glossy sheet
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Wonderful vinyl
Comment
Agatus gathers members from Zemial, and shows a pretty original Heavy Metal version of Black Metal with skilled musicians

Band
AGRESSOR/LOUDLAST
Album title
Licensed To Thrash
Country
France
Release date
1988
Label
New Wave Records
Style
Thrash Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
Two sided xeroxed large page with lyrics from both bands
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
3000
Interest of the vinyl
Contains the early tracks from both pioneer French Thrash MEtal
Comment
The Agressor's part is the best one as it gathersold tunes from their EP "Satan's Sodomy" which are pure fucking Thrash Metal. When it comes to Loudlast, it's only a second range of Thrash Metal.

Band
ALLFATHER
Album title
Allfather
Country
Canada
Release date
2003
Label
Invictus Productions
Style
Brutal Black/Death Metal
Format
10 EP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
105 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
1 sheet with lyrics
Booklet Quality
Black and white xeroxed page
Number of tracks
6
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
350
Interest of the vinyl
Great songs from this ultra limited EP
Comment
The cover of this 10 EP is simple but O so effiscent. Musically Invictus signed a rather undergruod band from Canada in the same vein than Blapshemy, Conqueror and so on. The vinyl is rather heavy for a 10 EP.

Band
ANCIENT
Album title
Svartalvheim
Country
Norway
Release date
1995
Label
Delivish Entertainement/Listenable Records
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
Completely different art work than the CD. Logo, titla album and song titles are printed sliver
Comment
The best album of Anicent so far, in the straight vein of early 90's Norway Black Metal. Marvelous release.

Band
ANCIENT RITES
Album title
Dark Ritual
Country
Belgium
Release date
2000
Label
Painkiller
Style
Heavy/Dark Metal
Format
Pciture MP
Image on the picture disc
Black and white drawing from Gunther
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
190 gr
Disc colour
Black and white
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Re release of the '90 demo
Comment
The vinyl offers a drastically different EMtal from what we could expect from Ancient Rites. ACutally it's more a kind of Heavy Metal than Black Metal

Band
ARCKANUM
Album title
Fran Marder
Country
Sweden
Release date
2003 (released in 1995)
Label
Necropolis Records/ Blut & Eisen Productions
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
215 gr
Disc colour
Brun with black ink stains like
Booklet info
No, info are on the vinyl protection
Booklet Quality
Glossy vinyl protection
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Vinyl edition on this so long await format
Comment
Blut & Eisen finally released the vinyl edition of this great album. The label took care of the lay out through a worth gatefold vinyl, with gloosy vinyl procetion and coloured vinyl. A poster could have been added, even though that's well care job.

Band
ARCTURUS
Album title
Aspera Hiems Sympfonia/Constellation/My Angel
Country
Norway
Release date
2002
Label
Candlelight/Disorder records
Style
Black Metal
Format
DLP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No, info are on the back cover
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
16
Bonus tracks
2
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
2 unreleased tracks "The Deep Is The Skies", "Cosmojam" (song 9 and 10)
Comment
This re edition contains the first EP "My Angel", the MLP "Constellation" and "Aspera Hiems Symfonia" LP which are the best records from this band. According to the info on the back cover the orginal masters were re visited as they were in terrible shape. Some vocals parts were re recorded, while the 9 and 10 songs (unreleased) were thaken from "Aspera Hiems Synfonia". Furthermore the 12 track "Icebound Streams And Vapours Grey" is the same than "Wintry Grey" with a different title.

Band
ASTROFAES
Album title
Heritage
Country
Urkainia
Release date
2004
Label
Aura Mystique ¨Production
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
Pro printed, black and white, 2 side printed
Number of tracks
5
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
500 (hand numbered)
Interest of the vinyl
Nothing special
Comment
This is the regular vinyl edition of the album out through Ancient Nation. Aura Mystique did a descnt job here including info sheet with lyrics and recording informations.

Band
ATOMIZER
Album title
The End Of Forever
Country
Australia
Release date
1999
Label
E.A.L Productions
Style
Black/Death Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
145 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
7
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
666
Interest of the vinyl
This is one of the most beautiful vinyl haven't seen as the gatefold is top quality glossy, with red/organge colours band pictures and lyrics. A real jewel piece.
Comment
Musically ATOMIZER's first album showed a talented Metal band from the Aussy lands playing a very harsh version of Death/Black Metal with eyt some 8à's influcenes, mainly in the bass guitar sound.

Band
ATOMIZER
Album title
The Only Weapon Of Choice
Country
Australia
Release date
2003
Label
Agonia Records
Style
Thrash/Death Metal
Format
Picture LP
Image on the picture disc
Side A : different cover than the CD, side B: member photos and title songs
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
170 gr
Disc colour
Full colours
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
13
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
200
Interest of the vinyl
Wonderful picture disc editons, full colours. This edition contains a A2 glossy black and red poster
Comment
For the third album Atomoizer asked Agonia Records to take care of the picture disc edtion, and excepted the fact there's no info sheet, this piece of vinyl is really amazing both from the musical view than from the lay out one. "And The Hunt Starts Again" which originally featured in the ROOT/ATOMIZER 7 EP is included as the 2nd title here.

Band
AUTOPSY
Album title
Live From The Grave
Country
USA
Release date
1991
Label
No Label mentionned
Style
Thrash/Death Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
130 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
Unknown
Interest of the vinyl
Pirate live in The Waters Clubs, Saturday March 30th, 1991, San Pedro California.
Comment
The sound of the live is pretty good despite this is a booktely of this old Death EMtal band playing songs like "Several Survival", Fleshrawl", Robbing The GRave" live.

Band
AVENGER
Album title
Shadows Of The Dmaned
Country
Czech Republic
Release date
1998 (re-released of the1996 album)
Label
Merciless Records/ Breath Of Night
Style
Black/Death Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
130 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
1 large, black and white, 2 side, pro printed info sheet wit lyrics and photo
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
2 covers from Master's Hammer "Kolem Kotle" and My Dying Bride "The Cry Of Man Kind"
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Re-release of this album which was hard to find.Very well done production.
Comment
In the same vein than Master Hammer's dark Black Metal with a gloomy atmosphere.

Band
AVENGER
Album title
Fall Of Devotion, Wrath And Blashemy
Country
Czech Republic
Release date
2001 (re-released of the1999 album)
Label
Merciless Records
Style
Black/Death Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
145 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
8
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
It's a pretty simple but very well done vinyl, there's no info sheet infortunately.
Comment
Fucking brillant Black/Death Metal from Eastern country, one of the most orginal and dark band from over there. These guys are master !

Band
AZAGHAL
azaghal
Of Beasts And Vultures
Country
Finland
Release date
2004
Label
Cryptia Productions
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
135 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
Thick and glossy inlay card
Number of tracks
13
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Different cover than the album
Comment
Cryptia Production is pretty handy when it comes to releasing vinyl edition. The Azaghal one comes with a black and white cover (while the CD edition is full colour), the band logo is carved in silver, while the cardboard is very great quality. The record ends with a Bathory cover "13 Candles"

Band
BATHORY
Album title
Same
Country
Sweden
Release date
1984 - 2003
Label
Black Mark
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Clear
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
8
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
Different edition from the orginal one, clear vinyl
Comment
On this re edtion Black Mark did a pretty descent job as the LP comes with thick inlay card protecting the vinyl with lyrics on and re mastered tunes. The goat is white with red eye, the the pentagram on the back sleeve is blood red.

Band
BEHEMOTH
Album title
The Return Of The Northern Moon
Country
Poland
Release date
1994
Label
Pagan Records/Last Epitaph
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
130 gr
Disc colour
Blue
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
12
Bonus tracks
2 unreleased tracks reocrded the 22nd of December 94 "Dark Triumph" and "Curse Angel Of Doom"
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
The first Behemoth demo tape recorded oin December 1992 released on vinyl with 2 bonus track.
Comment
This vinyl allowed you to feel the Immortal's first album influence in Behemoth tracks. The demo contained a cover of Hellhammer "Aggressor". Decent vinyl without info sheet.

Band
BEHERIT
Album title
Beast Of Beherit
Country
Finland
Release date
2000
Label
Hammerheart Records
Style
Black Metal
Format
DLP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Top quality satiny
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
150gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
1 pro printed large paper. One side contains title tracks the other has a band pciture.
Number of tracks
23
Bonus tracks
2 live tracks from Riihimaki 21/08/92 : "Black Arts" and "Werewolf, Semen and Blood"
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
This double vinyl gathers plenty songs from all the Beherit's discography (from "Demoncy" tape to "Electric Doom Synthesis" album)
Comment
The last Beherit official release is an amazing one both through the quality of the materials than from the production side as the gatefold is wonderful. Nothing to complain about.

Band
BEKHIRA
Album title
L Elu Du Mal
Country
France
Release date
2005
Label
Aura Mystique Productions
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Top quality satiny
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
160 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
1 pro printed and glossy large page. One side contains lyrics the other some info are the band.
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
666
Interest of the vinyl
The viyl comes with a different artwork.
Comment
Aura Mystique productions are increasing in quality with time. This production comes with a glossy cardboard, as a nice gatefold with a large drawing inside, an info sheet.

Band
BESTIAL WARLUST
Album title
Vengeance War Til Death
Country
Australia
Release date
2002 (re-release of the '94 album)
Label
Warmetal Records
Style
War Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
1 large black and white xeroxed pages. 2 side printed
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
This vinyl edition cames a bit too late, but the album was so great that you must get this vinyl.
Comment
Fucking astonishing Satanic Black Metal, one of the most brutal stuff ever released by the guys from Deströyer 666. The info sheet contains an old interview from '96

Band
BLACK WITCHERY
Album title
Desecration Of The Holy Kingdom
Country
Usa
Release date
2001
Label
Nuclear War Now !
Style
Apocalytpic War Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Top quality satiny cover, drawing from Chris Moyen. The background cover is satiny with glossy relief photo members and song titles
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
1 A4 red page
Booklet Quality
Paper with xeroxing lyrics
Number of tracks
11
Bonus tracks
2 covers "Deathrash" from Sarcofago, "Ritual "Blashpemy"
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
contains 2 bonus tracks, really a worth effort with it comes to the vinyl lay out for this underground band
Comment
The 100 first copies come on clear vinyl with back patch, poster, sticker and lyric sheet. 900 others on black vinyl with poster and lyrics sheet.

Band
BLASPHEMY
Album title
Live Ritual - Friday The 13th
Country
Canada
Release date
2002
Label
Nuclear War Now ! / Warhammer Records
Style
Apocalytic War Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
155 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
1 inlay card
Booklet Quality
1 A4 black and white xeroxed page with lyrics
Number of tracks
13
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
666
Interest of the vinyl
Rare recording of the come back live from this major band.
Comment
The cooperation between the two labels gave a nice piece of blasphmeous music through a very descent vinyl release. This LP send you back in the 90's at the begining of the War Metal scene. Competely insane and tremendous !

Band
CALLENISH CIRCLE
Album title
Graceful...Yet Forbidding
Country
Sweden
Release date
2000
Label
Painkiller Records
Style
Melodic Death Metal
Format
Picture LP
Image on the picture disc
Side A : cover album, side B : band member photo
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
145 gr
Disc colour
Full colours
Booklet info
Yes
Booklet Quality
1 large pro printed info sheet. Both sides are printed with lyrics
Number of tracks
11
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Beautiful picture LP with blac kand white pro printed info sheet.
Comment
Rather great melodic Black/Death MEtal in the vein of Sacramentum. Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp.

Band
CARPATHIAN FOREST
Album title
Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods
Country
Norway
Release date
1995
Label
Avantgarde Music/Damnation Records
Style
Black Metal
Format
MLP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
155 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
5
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
A bloody raw first release from this pioneer Black Metal band that would become internationnaly known. A masterpiece in the genre.
Comment
The vinyl edition was released by Damnation records and the less we can say is that ti's a very great job here. There's no inaly card but the vinyl is packed in a cardboard protection which inlcudes. The logo is printed silver on the vinyl while it was pink on the CD edition. Note the cover is the same than Wondgraven's album.

Band
CARPATHIAN FOREST
Album title
Strange Old Brew
Country
Norway
Release date
2000
Label
Avantgarde Music
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Matt, top quality
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
11
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
Cool lay out
Comment
This vinyl edition has a different cover than the CD one, but the last tune "She's Turning Blue" is missing. Note the very great quality of the cardboard. No lyrics, no info sheet

Band
CELTIC FROST
Album title
Morbid Tales
Country
Switzerland
Release date
1984
Label
Noise Records
Style
Doom/Black Metal
Format
MLP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
160 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Yes, an large two side printed info sheet advise you on the other Noise release. No lyrics.
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
6
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies

1000

Interest of the vinyl
Masterpiece record
Comment
This MLP contains a poster but I won't comment on as my copy didn't include it. This vinyl gathers the best tunes from this legendary band like "Into The Crytps Of Rays", "Visions Of Mortality", "Procreation (Of The wicked)", "Return To The Grave", "Danse Macabre" and "Nocturnal Fear". It's a shame Noise didn't think about the lyrics for this release.

Band
CELTIC FROST
Album title
To Mega Therion
Country
Switzerland
Release date
1985
Label
Noise Records
Style
Doom/Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
145 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Lyrics are pirnted on the vinyl protection and thank credits , photos
Booklet Quality
black and white pro printed
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies

Several thousands

Interest of the vinyl
The whole record
Comment
The first full lenght from this band came as a noble gatefold with glossy cover and inner sleeves, fantastic design, picutres. Get on "The Usurper"; "Circle of The Tyrants"; Dawn Of Megiddo"

Band
CIANIDE
Album title
Divide And Conquer
Country
USA
Release date
2000
Label
Merciless Records
Style
American Death Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
1 inlay card
Booklet Quality
Colours pro printed inlay card with lyrics and recording process information
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Nothing special
Comment
Cianide is a really great D.M act and are part of the Chicago scene with bands like Scepter, Usurper, The Chasm...

Band
CRAFT
Album title
Total Soul Rape
Country
Sweden
Release date
2003
Label
Perverted Taste/Selbstmord Services
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
155 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
8
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
"Chaos" track is renamed "Kill Everything"
Comment
This release of the first album is rather a poor merchandising action as the LP doesn't contain any info sheet, bonus tracks or anything that can be found in vinyls. Only the cover is glossy quality. Furthermore, logo and title album are in blue instead of red.

Band
DARK ANGEL
Album title
Darkness Descends
Country
USA
Release date
2001 (re-release of the 1986 album)
Label
Century Media
Style
Thrash Metal
Format
Picture LP
Image on the picture disc
Side A : album cover, side B : members pictures and song titles
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
200 gr
Disc colour
Full colours
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
3 live songs "Merciless Death", "Perish In Flames", "Darkness Descends"
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
Inlcudes 3 live tunes
Comment
This picture disc was released just after Paul Baloff's death and inludes some live songs. Unfortunately Century Media didn't included a info sheet, it's a real shame for such a big label !

Band
DARKESTRAH
Album title

The Way To Paganism

Country
Kyrgyzstan
Release date
2004
Label
No Colours Records
Style
Pagan Black Metal
Format
MLP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
3
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies

300

Interest of the vinyl
Extremely limited MLP
Comment
Only one side is listenable, the vinyl comes without any booklet information. It can be seen as an advance MLP for their next release "Embrace Of Memory".

Band
DARKNESS
Album title
Death Squad
Country
Germany
Release date
1987
Label
Gama Records
Style
Thrash Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
160 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies

Unknown

Interest of the vinyl
Rare release from a small band
Comment
"Death Squad" is the first full lenght from this small German band and obviously they played great Thrash Metal with the teutonic fury and anger. Unfortunately there're no lyrics on the vinyl, but the music kicks the ass. Another classic stuff to get !

Band
DARVULIA
Album title
L Ombre Malicieuse
Country
France
Release date
2002
Label
DUKE
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
220 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
8
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
456
Interest of the vinyl
Nothnig special
Comment
Vinyls of French B.M album are pretty seldom. Unfortunately this one doesn't contain any info sheet. Nevertheless the disc weight is pretty heavy.

Band
DEATHSPELL OMEGA
Album title
So Monumentum Requires, Circumpice
Country
France
Release date
2004
Label
Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Style
Black Metal
Format
DLP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Matt
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
200 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
Lyrics are in the gatefold
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
13
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Amazing vinyl release !
Comment
The third NEP release is nothing but astonishing one : the lay out of the gatefold is wonderful, with a thick cardboard, a bit rough when touching it. The vinyl protections are glossy black paper. The album is split on 2 thick vinyls to get a better sound quality.A A2, glossy posters is inlcuded. Musically this album is a concept album, being the first part of three, about Devil. Fucking milestone.

Band
DECAYED
Album title
Demon Blade
Country
Portugal
Release date
2002
Label
Sombre Records
Style
Old school Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

1 A4 info sheet with lyrics

Booklet Qualityy
Poor black and white xeroxing.
Number of tracks
8
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Gathers song from two tapes : "Live 99" and "Ataque Infernal"
Comment

The five first tracks are taken from "Live 9/9/99" and the two last noes are taken from "Ataque Infernal" tape. A rather simple but good vinyl to get.


Band
DEMONCY
Album title
Joined In Darkness
Country
USA
Release date
1999
Label
Spikecult records
Style
Dark Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
155 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

Large tow side printed sheet with lyrics

Booklet Qualityy
Glossy
Number of tracks
13
Bonus tracks
3Freezing Moon" Mayhem cover and "Commencement Of The Dark Crusades"
Number of copies
300
Interest of the vinyl
This is the original vinyl version of 3Joined In Darknes" LP
Comment
There's two vinyl editions of this album, one from Spikecult, and the othe one from Sombre Rec which is second range interest (black and white cover, no bonus track). So, this edition is top quality both in the carboard cover and the info sheet. Furthermore the MAyhem cober kicks some nuch of asses.

Band
DESASTER
Album title
Ten Years Of Total Desaster
Country
Germany
Release date
1999
Label
Merciless Records
Style
Thrashing Black Metal
Format
Double LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

Large 8 pages booklet, full of info about the
band 's background and songs.

Booklet Qualityy
Glossy
Number of tracks
18
Bonus tracks
All songs are unreleased materials
Number of copies
2000
Interest of the vinyl
This album celebrates the ten years of Desaster's headbanging.
Comment
This piece of vinyl is a wonderful release, top quality both in the artwork and songs that Desaster delivers as they are only unreleased stuffs. Hard to find now and never released on CD format.

Band
DEVIL LEE ROT
Album title
A Little Devil Ain't Enough
Country
Sweden
Release date
2002
Label
Miriquidl Productions/City Of The Dead Records
Style
Rock'n'Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
165 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

1 large black and white pro printed info sheet. One side is printed

Booklet Qualityy
Glossy
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
525
Interest of the vinyl
Nothing special on the vinyl
Comment
Devil Lee Rot offers a fucking great old school Black Metal à la early Venom, Sabbat and so on. The info sheet contains a thanks list and contacts.. even though there's nothing speical on this vinyl, the lay out is really Metal.

Band
DEVIL LEE ROT/NORTHERN DARKNESS
Album title
Split
Country
Sweden/Sweden
Release date
2004
Label
I Hate Records
Style
Rock'n'Black Metal/Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Satiny
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

1 large black and white pro printed info sheet. Two side printed

Booklet Qualityy
Glossy
Number of tracks
8 (4 songs per band)
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
500
Interest of the vinyl
Really great tunes from Devil Lee Rot. Never released tracks from Northern Darkness.
Comment

This split Lp gathers two Swedish band, one playing their rock and blackstuff while Northern Darkness is more or less a copy of Bathory "Blood, Fire, Death". The cover cardboardis finely designed. The thick info sheet contains some pictures of bands, thanks list , while the other side has Northern Darkness' lyrics. The Nothern Darkness gathers tunes recorded in 1996.


Band
EINHERJAR
Album title
Far Far North
Country
Norway
Release date
1997
Label
Century MEdia
Style
Epic Metal
Format
Maxi Pciture disc
Image on the picture disc
Side A : Viking ship for Aseberg museum, , Side B : Viking like drawing with a fantaisy touch.
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
180 gr
Disc colour
Full colours
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
3
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl

This maxi picture LP has really a beautiful layout. Marble vinyl. "Naar Hammeren Heves" and "Naar Aftensolen Rinner" are re-released tunes from the first
E P "Leve Vikingganden"

Comment
Contains 3 extra tracks in a rather good way of epic Metal with clear sangs. No info sheet infortunately. Different cover than the regular CD edition

Band
EMPEROR
Album title
The Wrath Of The Tyrant
Country
Norway
Release date
1997
Label
Head Not Found
Style
Black Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
0
Number of tracks
10
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
1000
Interest of the vinyl
Early demo on vinyl
Comment
This LP doesn't feature in the official Emperor's discography but it's an offical re release. The 666 first copies came with a poster. Unfortunately there's no sheet with info nor lyrics another cheap release.

Band
ENSLAVED
Album title
Eld
Country
Norway
Release date
1997
Label
Osmose Production
Style
Viking Metal
Format
Double LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
Yes
Disc weight
140 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info
No
Booklet Quality
Info in the gatefold
Number of tracks
7
Bonus tracks
No
Number of copies
1500
Interest of the vinyl
Wonderful gatefold release of the third Enslaved album which shows a new direction in their Vikng Metal, much more heavy and less dark.
Comment
The gatefold contains lyrics in Norwegian, translated in English. The cover drawing representing Grutle as a Northman is amazing.

Band
ETERNAL MAJESTY
Album title
From War To Darkness
Country
France
Release date
2003
Label
Akedia Records
Style
Black Metal
Format
Picture LP
Image on the picture disc
Side A : Band member photo and song titles, side B : picture of christ
Cover quality
0
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
170 gr
Disc colour
Black and white
Booklet info

No

Booklet Qualityy
0
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
1 "Solitude"
Number of copies
666
Interest of the vinyl
Very great French burtal Black Metal on picture LP with a bonus track
Comment

The first effort of this young label is rather good, as the vinyl is thick, with a neat lay out. This only missing point is there's no info sheet but all infos are on the vinyl.


Band
EXUMER
Album title
Possessed By Fire
Country
Germany
Release date
1986
Label
Disaster Records
Style
Speed/Thrash Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

No

Booklet Qualityy
0
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
Unknown
Interest of the vinyl
First Thrash/Speed Metal album from Germany. Yet the Bay Area features in this band that came at the middle of the Speed Metal wave.
Comment

The lyrics and bands photos are printed on the vinyl paper protection. Nightmarish cover by Martin


Band
EXUMER
Album title
Rising From The Sea
Country
Germany
Release date
1987
Label
Disaster Records
Style
Speed/Thrash Metal
Format
LP
Image on the picture disc
0
Cover quality
Glossy
Gatefold
No
Disc weight
150 gr
Disc colour
Black
Booklet info

No

Booklet Qualityy
0
Number of tracks
9
Bonus tracks
0
Number of copies
Unknown
Interest of the vinyl
Second Thrash/Speed Metal album from Germany. The German answer to Slayer with some Possessed's influences
Comment

The lyrics and bands photos are printed on the vinyl paper protection. Nightmarish cover by Martin