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Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance (2006) [Reissue 2009]

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Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance (2006) [Reissue 2009]

Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance (2006) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 464 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 143 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Peaceville Records (CDVILED264X)

Coming three full years after 2003's Viva Emptiness, The Great Cold Distance continues the trend toward the mainstream that Katatonia began with that album. Singer Jonas Renske - who apparently lost his ability to do the now-clichéd Cookie Monster vocals some years ago due to medical problems - has refined his voice into a much smoother and, surprisingly, more powerful instrument that's capable of greater emotional shadings. Similarly, this album forsakes the blastbeats and hyperspeed riffing for a more dynamic sound that makes smart use of slow and quiet passages. They're still heavy: "Deliberation" and "Leaders" are as brutal as anything on the band's career high point, Last Fair Deal Gone Down…

Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001) [2CD 10th Anniversary Edition 2011]

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Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001) [2CD 10th Anniversary Edition 2011]

Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001) [2CD 10th Anniversary Edition 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 474 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers - 95 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Peaceville Records (CDVILED335X)

Whether or not this album's title refers to bluesman Robert Johnson's classic song of the same name, Katatonia is still singing the blues in their own way here, even if their style has nothing else to do with the blues as a genre. Continuing in the vein of their previous release, Tonight's Decision, this is depressing, heavy alternative rock with a notable Cure influence - Katatonia is not really playing metal anymore here. The production has been sharpened on this album compared to its predecessor, accentuating the quiet verse/loud chorus dynamics the band so often uses, making the loud parts hit harder and the softer parts come through with more detail. Meanwhile, frontman Jonas Renske has continued to grow as a vocalist, showing greater range while also maintaining that worried, defeated delivery…

Katatonia - Viva Emptiness (2003) [10th Anniversary Edition 2013]

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Katatonia - Viva Emptiness (2003) [10th Anniversary Edition 2013]

Katatonia - Viva Emptiness (2003) [10th Anniversary Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 427 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Covers - 81 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Peaceville Records (CDVILED484X)

The 2013 re-release features new keyboard arrangements and was completely remixed and remastered by David Castillo, as the band wasn't satisfied with the overall sound and production of the original release.
The Swedish kings of gloom and doom return with perhaps their mst balanced outing yet. Two years after Discouraged Ones marked a turn from the dark metallic mayhem of earlier records uch as Dance of December Souls and Brave Murder Day, it was 2000's Tonight's Decision and 2001's Last Fair Deal Gone Down that carved out the uniqueness in their sound. Here are equal parts dark gothic pop, crushing heavy rock, textured keyboards, lithe pop melodies, beautifully crafted songs with unique dynamics and sculpted sonic environments to surround them, and bleak, even morose subject matter…

Opeth - Heritage (2011) (Re-up)

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Opeth - Heritage (2011) (Re-up)

Opeth - Heritage (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 134 MB | Covers - 143 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Roadrunner Records (1686-177052)

Heritage, Opeth's tenth studio offering, finds the Swedish band abandoning death metal: no growled vocals, no blistering fast power riffs, no blastbeats. Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) and engineered by Janne Hansson, Heritage is easily Opeth's most musically adventurous - and indulgent - recording. Written primarily by vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt, these ten songs are drenched in instrumental interludes, knotty key and chord changes, shifting time signatures, clean vocals, and a keyboard-heavy instrumentation that includes Mellotrons, Rhodes pianos, and Hammond organs - ironic since keyboardist Per Wiberg left the band after Heritage was completed…

Obscura - A Valediction (2021)

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Obscura - A Valediction (2021)

Obscura - A Valediction (2021)
Germany | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123 MB
Progressive/Technical Death Metal | Label : Nuclear Blast

German tech death institution Obscura has returned and is ready to start a new chapter in their prolific career accompanied by their new label, Nuclear Blast Records. A Valediction, their sixth full-length record, explores the concept of final farewells while ushering in a fresh start for the lightning fast quartet.

Opeth - Ghost Reveries (2005) [Limited Edition] (Re-up)

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Opeth - Ghost Reveries (2005) [Limited Edition] (Re-up)

Opeth - Ghost Reveries (2005) [Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 488 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 276 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Roadrunner Records (168 618 078-2), 2006

Stockholm's most unpredictable metallic sons Opeth have offered another step on their dark journey into the Maelstrom that combines progressive sonics, and acoustic and electric instrumentation, all the while extrapolating on their now-trademark brand of death metal. Stepping aside from the malevolent acoustic elegance of 2003's Damnation without abandoning the textural advances, Ghost Reveries is a tour de force of creativity, power, and innovation. Alternately melodic and brutal, the album takes the band's progressive acumen to a new level while never abandoning the crunch. Vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist Mikael Åkerfeldt has become a complete poet of the dark side…

Opeth - Sorceress (2016) [2CD Limited Edition] (Re-up)

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Opeth - Sorceress (2016) [2CD Limited Edition] (Re-up)

Opeth - Sorceress (2016) [2CD Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 556 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 212 MB | Covers - 295 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nuclear Blast (27361 38220)

When Opeth released Heritage in 2011, they had completed the transformation from their death metal origins through progressive death metal in the early 2000s, to full-on prog rock that celebrated their love of Camel, Jethro Tull, ELP, and more. 2014's excellent Pale Communion furthered those notions as frontman and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt's own vision began to emerge. Sorceress is the third installment in this phase of the band's career, and while considerably different and more exploratory than its precursors, it also references Opeth's earlier efforts like Ghost Reveries and Blackwater Park, but goes further than either in its diversity.
Uncharacteristically, Åkerfeldt wrote the album quickly. He enlisted Tom Dalgety as co-producer (who also engineered and mixed) and Opeth recorded it in twelve days at Rockfield Studios in Wales…

Opeth - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall [3CD] (2010)

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Opeth - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall [3CD] (2010)

Opeth - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall [3CD] (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,12 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 389 MB | Covers - 132 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Roadrunner Records (1686-177525)

While In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall may not be Opeth’s only live album, it’s certainly their classiest. Recorded at the famous London venue, the live album features the Swedish progressive death metal masters masterfully executing a nearly three-hour set. Most notable about the live set is that Opeth chose to kick it off by performing Blackwater Park, their artistic breakthrough, in its entirety. With an amazingly tight performance and a sparklingly clear recording, In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall is an easy addition for metal fans. If you’ve ever wanted to hear the quintessential death metal band at work live, it won’t get any more convenient than this.

Gojira - 3 Studio Albums (2008-2016)

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Gojira - 3 Studio Albums (2008-2016)

Gojira - 3 Studio Albums (2008-2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,26 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 423 MB | Covers - 322 MB
Genre: Progressive Death Metal, Groove Metal, Post-Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prosthetic Records, Roadrunner Records

Taking their name from the original Japanese pronunciation of Godzilla, French metal quartet Gojira have risen from the utmost obscurity during the first half of their career to widespread global recognition in the second. Combining elements of thrash, death, math, groove, progressive, and post-metal with philosophical and environment-themed lyrics, the band found mainstream favor in 2012 with the release of their fifth long-player L'Enfant Sauvage and doubled-down on that success with 2016's Grammy-nominated Magma and 2021's hard-hitting and versatile Fortitude.

Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes (2007)

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Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes (2007)

Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 650 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 226 MB | Covers - 206 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Peaceville Records (CDVILEF209X)

Though Opeth have officially signed with Roadrunner, this double-live disc was released by former label Peaceville. This is welcome, because the band's first live offering, the DVD-only Lamentations: Live at Shepherd's Bush, was not able to focus on the first four recordings due to contractual problems. Apparently, this is worked out here, because all of the band's recordings are represented. That said, The Roundhouse Tapes, recorded at Camden Roundhouse, London, U.K., on November 9, 2006, is a double-disc set that captures this mighty band at their very best. The tour that Opeth undertook in support of Ghost Reveries was 18 months long; it began in June of 2005, and ended December 2006. They played 210 shows during that time. Given that this gig was near the end of the tour, it showcases the band at the zenith of their live powers…

Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001) [Legacy Edition 2010]

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Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001) [Legacy Edition 2010]

Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001) [Legacy Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 564 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Covers - 300 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (88697655822)

Not since the release of Tiamat's groundbreaking masterpiece Wildhoney in 1994 had the extreme metal scene witnessed such an overwhelming show of fan enthusiasm and uniform critical praise as that bestowed upon Blackwater Park, the astounding fifth effort from Swedish metal titans Opeth. A work of breathtaking creative breadth, 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, to boot. Rarely does a band manage to break new ground without losing touch with its roots, but Opeth has made a career of it - perhaps never as effortlessly as on this occasion…

S-Tool - Tolerance 0 (2017) {Japanese Edition}

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S-Tool - Tolerance 0 (2017) {Japanese Edition}

S-Tool - Tolerance 0 (2017) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 318 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:16 | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Groove Metal | King Records #KICP-1883

A lot has happened in Ville Laihiala’s musical career. The frontman/vocalist that most of us know as the former Sentenced vocalist and the frontman of Poisonblack made a sudden decision and disbanded Poisonblack 2 years ago. Many fans wondered what he was going to do… VL ended the discussion by forming S-TOOL in 2016. Some familiar names in the Finnish metal scene joined him in this project. They have managed to speed things up by launching a crowdfunding campaign which was a success thanks to many fans, friends and Radio Rock. The result? The debut album of S-TOOL named “Tolerance 0”. Let’s dig deep.

Mastodon - Hushed And Grim (2021)

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Mastodon - Hushed And Grim (2021)

Mastodon - Hushed And Grim (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 655 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 203 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Reprise Records (093624879794)

Mastodon's constant state of musical evolution dictated that the weirder, often complexly brutal progressive excursions on earlier albums took a back seat to pile-driving riffs and more approachable melodies on 2014's Once More ’Round the Sun and 2017's Emperor of Sand. The David Bottril-produced Hushed and Grim embodies their history of musical experimentation in 15 songs that crisscross prog, stoner, doom, and psych metal through vanguard and earworm melodies amid sometimes exotic modal, dynamic, and textural excursions…

Mastodon - Hushed and Grim (2021)

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Mastodon - Hushed and Grim (2021)

Mastodon - Hushed and Grim (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 641 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 200 Mb | 01:26:24
Progressive Metal | Label: Reprise Records

Mastodon present their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, Hushed and Grim, via Reprise Records. Over the past year, the group recorded the album in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] behind the board. As their most ambitious body of work to date, it consists of 15 tracks, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four musicians. At the same time, an atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John by architecting a magnum opus that bears the influence of his eternal memory.

Dream Theater - A View From the Top of the World (2021) [Limited Deluxe Edition]

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Dream Theater - A View From the Top of the World (2021) [Limited Deluxe Edition]

Dream Theater - A View From the Top of the World (2021)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Inside Out Music, IOMLTDCD 602 | ~ 1036 or 322 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 266 Mb
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 1080i, 29,970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
LPCM 2.0 & 5.1, 96 kHz, 24-bit
Progressive Rock / Metal

A View from the Top of the World is an incredibly solid album that brings out the best qualities in Dream Theater’s current incarnation. Predictable, sure, but incredibly solid…