Category: heavymetal

Rifflord –  7 Cremation Ground / Meditation (…

Rifflord – 

7 Cremation Ground / Meditation (2018)

Propulsive space metal, with left turns at doom and blues and prog metal.  The Sabbath “Easter eggs” can be heard throughout both sides.  Amazing for some, derivative and unessecary for others. This is a most enjoyable spin, the groove is evident, mushrooms would pair nicely as a side dish. I have a feeling Rifflord’s best work is still ahead of them, preferably without Easter eggs.


The March shipment from Japan has arrived, her…

The March shipment from Japan has arrived, here is a little highlight of a few items.

These and others will available on our website over the next few days. #eildotcom #eil #records #vinyl #rarerecords #rarelps #rock #classicrock #progrock #pop #funk #punk #disco #heavymetal #psychedelic #jazz #memorabilia #cratedigging #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylporn #instavinyl #rare45s #picturedisc #japanese

Motörhead – Rock n’ Roll (1986)2015 ReissueV…

Motörhead – Rock n’ Roll (1986)
2015 Reissue
VJQC Score: 65%

I bought this album brand new, a few months back. Won’t comment too much on the music; I obviously thought the art is worthy of purchase.  It’s 

Motörhead, Lemmy is God and a music link is included below.  
I am dissatisfied with my purchase.  The VJQC score of 65% is based on my personal vinyl copy, which I purchased new.

The Good

  • It sounds good.  I don’t expect audiophile Lemmy, It’s not even an expectation.  As far as metal records go, it’s fine.
  • It’s cheap.  Affordable matters

The Bad

  • It’s warped. Space can be seen between the record and the turntable platter, when it spins.
  • Paper scuffs and other marks on both sides of the vinyl surface.  The fact that the record came sleeved in a paper sleeve is directly to blame fot that.  Why do they do that?  It’s like wrapping a sandwich in newspaper, and it just means I gotta go buy a proper polylined inner sleeve.

The Ugly

  • This record is not centered.  You can see the tonearm sway from side to side, while it spins.. Combined with the warp, it’s completely destroyed my vinyl experience.   If your brand new car had a permanent issue with its steering alignment, would you be okay with it? This is completely unacceptable, for me. 
  • Visible surface bumps on the surface of both sides. Again, I think this is unacceptable.  It’s a new record ferchrissakes!  If you bought a new car and it had a few dents, would you be cool with it?  But it drives so nice! No wait, the steering is also off…


It’s cheap and it sounds fine, but playing it on wax is a complete bummer.  If I just wanted the music, streaming would have been fine.  I bought it on wax because I wanted a more immersive experience with the music I love.  This physical product is horrible.  I wasn’t able to track down where it was pressed (help welcome!) but Discogs tells me that the record label (Sanctuary) licensed this out to INgrooves.  Until I see different, I’m not buying any vinyl records associated with INgrooves. Their product is not concurrent with my QC expectations of what a vinyl record should play like. 

So, is this a fair assessment?  Do these details also matter to you, when shopping for new records, or am I just way too OCD?  I’m curious to read your responses and engage in conversation. 


Tool – 10,000 Days (2006)

Tool – 10,000 Days (2006)

Yes, it’s a bootleg, purchased before I realized. To my knowledge, this album has yet to receive an official vinyl release.  Tool announced some dates for a U.S. tour earlier today and confirmed that their latest album is currently being mastered.
It still doesn’t mean it’ll come out any time soon.  I’ve stopped putting any credence behind any news involving Tool; at this point  it just feels like they’re fucking with us.


This month’s shipment from Japan is due …

This month’s shipment from Japan is due to land at the UK office anytime soon.

There are sure to be some fantastic rare records inside.

Once here, we will post our usual sneeky preview of some highlights. #eildotcom #eil #records #vinyl #rarerecords #rarelps #rock #classicrock #progrock #pop #funk #punk #disco #heavymetal #psychedelic #jazz #memorabilia #cratedigging #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylporn #instavinyl #Japanese

MOTORHEAD Bastards. Rare archive quality 1993 …

MOTORHEAD Bastards. Rare archive quality 1993 German 12-track vinyl LP, the legendary group’s eleventh album including the classic Born To Raise Hell, with a glossy picture sleeve. This example remains factory sealed from new in the original shrink, therefore in an unplayed condtion. An oustanding copy of this now hard to find 90s vinyl pressing.

Available from #eildotcom #eil #records #vinyl #rarerecords #rarelps #rock #classicrock #metal #heavymetal #cratedigging #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylporn #instavinyl #motorhead

Sorry this is a bit late. The latest shipment …

Sorry this is a bit late.
The latest shipment from Japan has arrived, and lots of great items have already been added to our website. #eildotcom #eil #records #vinyl #rarerecords #rarelps #rock #classicrock #progrock #pop #funk #punk #disco #heavymetal #psychedelic #jazz #memorabilia #cratedigging #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylporn #instavinyl #rare45s #picturedisc #cds #japanese

I’m at the NAMM Show working, but I took 15 mi…

I’m at the NAMM Show working, but I took 15 minutes to stand on line and get Jay Jay French, guitarist/manager of Twisted Sister, to kindly sign my vintage UK 12” of their classic, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” We chatted for a moment about a local legend—how they accidentally shut down Route 110 (a big, eight-lane highway on Long Island that has stop lights because, you know, Long Island) when they played Adventureland before they were signed and the crowd spilled out into the highway. No one was hurt; it just brought everything to a standstill.

Metallica ‎– Master Of PuppetsBlackened Record…

Metallica ‎– Master Of Puppets
Blackened Recordings ‎– BLCKND005R-1
180 Gram

Vinyl LP, Remastered,  
1997 (2017 Reissue)

Motivational listening. Time to start thinking of how the workstation will look.  It consists of 2 Technics 1200mkii turntables running through a pair of Kanto YU6 powered speakers that are facing the listening chair. This is the setup I use to test QC on new vinyl pressings and will likely be showing up in future VJ vids.  Mics, laptop and video software isn’t set up yet.  On the other hand, both sound systems are completely wired up and ready to blast.


DEATH Human. Rare 1991 Dutch 8-track LP, not o…

DEATH Human. Rare 1991 Dutch 8-track LP, not only one of the greatest Death Metal records of all time but one of the Top 5 Technical/Prog Metal albums of the nineties, period! Includes guest appearances from guitarist Paul Masvidal & drummer Sean Reinert of the equally legendary, Cynic, glossy picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve displays only very light signs of its age, there is only one small split in the inner, whilst the vinyl only has a couple of minor cosmetic marks to indicate play. Highly recommended.

Available from #eildotcom #eil #records #vinyl #rarerecords #rarelps #rock #metal #heavymetal #cratedigging #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #recordcollection #vinylporn #instavinyl #death