Some of my favorite things...

By wesvette wesvette
updated about 1 month ago

This is not a list of my favorite artists or necessarily the best music. These discs just happen to be some of my favorite possessions for one reason or another.
In no particular order (well maybe a little bit).

  1. Groms - Ascension

    2 For Sale from $141.67

    Great band. Only ever put out this one CD, but in three different versions. I have all three. Great death metal!!

  2. Groms - Ascension

    2 For Sale from $44.99

    Great band. Only ever put out this one CD, but in three different versions. I have all three. Great death metal!!

  3. Groms - Ascension

    1 For Sale from $88.24

    Great band. Only ever put out this one CD, but in three different versions. I have all three. Great death metal!!

  4. Immortal Souls - Once Upon A Time In The North

    Was VERY HARD to find, but with this CD I complete my Immortal Souls collection. The only things I don't have are the demos from 95 and 97 (which I'll never find) and some of the later Facedown Compilations (they're just too dime-a-dozen to collect and take up shelf space) Also, I bought this disc from Shamgar of Slechtvalk!!

  5. Immortal Souls / Mordecai (4) - Divine Wintertime / Through The Woods, Towards The Dawn

    Cool Immortal Souls / Mordecai split. Very rare. I'm only one CD shy of completing my Immortal Souls collection! - Update! I just added the last IS CD I needed to complete my collection! See #4.

  6. Ultimatum (11), Join The Dead - Heart of Metal

    Only 100 made. Bill Roxx of Roxx Records is not sure if Scott Waters even has one of these! :) Factory sealed copy!

  7. Spirit's Breeze - None Should Perish

    This band's awesome death metal is EXTREMELY hard to find. The albums were never officially released as far as I can tell. However, the band created this CDr version of the album with handwritten song titles on the disc and sent it out to several radio stations in Europe. Only tracks 2,3,4,5,8 and 9 included. I bought this from a Portuguese radio station. Very rare!

  8. Metanoia (2) - In Darkness Or In Light

    Very hard to find Death Metal. I think this disc is better than their next two. I have this original version and also now have the double disc rerelease from Soundmass that includes the previously recorded demos!! :)

  9. TransAtlantic (2) - Archive Series: SMPT:e As Mixed By Roine Stolt 1999

    Great, rare Stolt remix of a classic, amazing album!!

  10. Various - After The Storm "A Benefit Album For The Survivors Of Hurricane Katrina"

    1 For Sale from $29.99

    Neal Morse, Spock's Beard and Kansas all contributing to a various artists disc that all the profits went to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Wow!

  11. TransAtlantic (2) - Bridge Across Europe Tour 2001

    1 For Sale from $35.29

    Straight from Mike Portnoy's website: This is a legitimate promotional CD that was a collaboration between The Flower Kings Fan Club and Inside Out Records to celebrate the European tour. The CD was limited to only 3000 copies, distributed at only three shows - Holland, Belgium and Germany.

  12. Spock's Beard - Snow Live

    8 For Sale from $66.29

    What an amazing... everything!! The music, the recording, the artbook presentation. Everything about this is perfect. All member of Spock's Beard, past and present, performed flawlessly in this performance!

  13. Dream Theater - Live Scenes From New York

    12 For Sale from $24.88

    This live CD with a picture of NYC burning on the cover was released the very same day that cowards from the middle east flew airplanes into the Twin Towers in NYC. This disc was quickly pulled off the shelves and replaced with a different cover. This copy is still factory sealed.

  14. Mortification - Noah Sat Down And Listened To The Live Mortification E.P While Having A Coffee

    No new music. Decent interviews. But I love the cover art and the name of the EP. Not super rare, but kinda hard to come by... This is "Undergrind Vol 1". I also have "Undergrind Vol 2 Live Without Fear" too. And it's still sealed.

  15. Soul Embraced - Mythos

    2 For Sale from $10.00

    Because I supported the band as they raised money to create this album, all the first pressings of the album came with posters that included all the supporters names, including mine.

  16. Hilastherion - Signs Of The End

    One of my favorite melodic death metal bands! Bought both of their albums straight from the band with the band's signatures on them!!

  17. Opprobrium - Discerning Forces

    11 For Sale from $1.95

    Purchased from and signed by the band!

  18. Slechtvalk - Where Wandering Shadows And Mist Collide

    1 For Sale from $21.88

    Bought directly from Shamgar of Slechtvalk with band's signatures!

  19. Monotheist (2) - Genesis Of Perdition

    Rare, self released first album from Monotheist, who in 2018 released what will probably be the death metal album of the year, Scourge.

  20. Monotheist (2) - Unforsaken

    So, there are three versions of Monotheist's second album. The first is self released on CDr with this artwork. Shortly after those sold out it was rereleased with very similar artwork, but on a redbook silver CD. Then 5 years later in 2012 it was re-rereleased on Shigionoth Records. I have both versions of the original release and a factory SEALED copy of the 2012 release!

  21. TransAtlantic (2) - Live In Europe

    9 For Sale from $34.14

    I have this disc as part of the full Japanese Disk Union "Transatlantic - More is Never Enough" box set. Includes the large outer box and two inner boxes (one for studio albums and one for live albums). Eight Japanese MiniLP versions of Transatlantic's eight albums up to that point. More info here: http://diskunion.net/portal/ct/detail/BOX492

  22. TransAtlantic (2) - Live In America

    9 For Sale from $39.00

    I have this disc as part of the full Japanese Disk Union "Transatlantic - More is Never Enough" box set. Includes the large outer box and two inner boxes (one for studio albums and one for live albums). Eight Japanese MiniLP versions of Transatlantic's eight albums up to that point. More info here: http://diskunion.net/portal/ct/detail/BOX492

  23. Transatlantic (2) - SMPTe

    7 For Sale from $48.00

    I have this disc as part of the full Japanese Disk Union "Transatlantic - More is Never Enough" box set. Includes the large outer box and two inner boxes (one for studio albums and one for live albums). Eight Japanese MiniLP versions of Transatlantic's eight albums up to that point. More info here: http://diskunion.net/portal/ct/detail/BOX492

  24. TransAtlantic (2) - Bridge Across Forever

    10 For Sale from $31.58

    I have this disc as part of the full Japanese Disk Union "Transatlantic - More is Never Enough" box set. Includes the large outer box and two inner boxes (one for studio albums and one for live albums). Eight Japanese MiniLP versions of Transatlantic's eight albums up to that point. More info here: http://diskunion.net/portal/ct/detail/BOX492

  25. TransAtlantic (2) - The Whirlwind

    10 For Sale from $34.28

    I have this disc as part of the full Japanese Disk Union "Transatlantic - More is Never Enough" box set. Includes the large outer box and two inner boxes (one for studio albums and one for live albums). Eight Japanese MiniLP versions of Transatlantic's eight albums up to that point. More info here: http://diskunion.net/portal/ct/detail/BOX492