Label / Make
Genre / Model
- Please Select
- Name: A to Z
- Name: Z to A
- Price: Low to High
- Price: High to Low
Genre > Rock > Heavy Metal
Persistence Of TimeIn 1990, while making Persistence of Time, the members of Anthrax looked up from their comic books, quit joking around, and realized they were going to die someday. But unlike its Big Four brethren (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth), the Fourth Horseband of the Thrashpocalypse didn’t celebrate the coming of the grim reaper. The aptly named Persistence of Time opens with the ticking of a clock and unleashes heart-pounding waves of existential dread, stylistic evolution, and white-hot anger at death itself.
Cut at Mobile Fidelity by engineer Krieg Wunderlich and afforded requisite groove space for the first time ever on a proper 2LP pressing that accommodates the band’s longer songs, Anthrax’s 1990 magnum opus sounds as genuine, forceful, and uncompromising as the songs’ urgent lyrics and thematic struggles. Serious and complex, this definitive analog pressing of Persistence of Time—known by fans as POT—presents the vital music as a furious blend of dynamic speed and three-dimensional heaviness.
Seething anthems like "Keep it in the Family" and "In My World" give way to straight-ahead headbangers like "H8 Red" and a rapid-paced cover of Joe Jackson’s "Got the Time." Guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitz converse with mosquito whines and monster-truck thunder. "Intro to Reality" forms a prog-inspired cocoon with harmonizing twin guitars and contemplative resonance until Frank Bello’s thundering bass hacks its way out and leads straight into the bare-knuckle "Belly of the Beast.” Throughout, Charlie Benante’s virtuosic drumming accelerates and slows the crashing pulse of Anthrax’s last album until 2011 to feature Joey Belladonna’s riotous vocals.
The band’s darkest affair, Persistence of Time shakes its fist at mortality, snarls at wasted life, and pits burgeoning maturity against livid, riff-driven metal. Tackling more grown-up motifs, extended arrangements, and slower time signatures than on albums past, the group manages to preserve its youthful energy while expanding beyond the borders of thrash.
Persistence of Time is timeless.1. Time
3. Keep It in the Family
4. In My World
6. Intro to Reality
7. Belly of the Beast
8. Got the Time
9. H8 Red
10. One Man Stands
$33.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs SealedBuy Now
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Out Of Stock)Group's 1975 Debut Includes Signature "Man on a Silver Mountain" and Heralds Beginning of Powerful Combination of Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio
Wax Cathedral Reissue Comes Replete With Faithful Replication of Original Gatefold Sleeve; Pressed at RTI, America's Best Record Plant
In 1974, Ritchie Blackmore's bandmates in Deep Purple refused his request to cut a cover of Quatermass' "Black Sheep of the Family." Demonstrating impressive commitment to the song, Blackmore set out to record it with the help of then-emerging vocalist Ronnie James Dio and members of his band Elf. To have enough material to release this as a single, Blackmore and Dio collaborated on "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves." Pleased with the results, the two fleshed out a full album and Blackmore formally parted ways with Deep Purple. Blackmore and Dio named their new band after the location where they initially discussed their collaboration: the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Rainbow was born.
Drawing on medieval classical progressions for inspiration, Blackmore paired textured playing paired with Dio's fantastical lyrical imagery and inimitable vocals. The combination set Rainbow apart from its hard rock contemporaries. Featuring what would prove to be Rainbow's signature tune, "Man on the Silver Mountain," Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is a dynamic voyage. Blackmore's somber, melodic playing weaves a mystical tapestry over which Dio's tales of drawbridges, crossbows, and kings settle like a knight on his steed. This influential classic concludes with a flourish, as a cover of the Yardbirds' Gregorian chant-influenced instrumental "Still I'm Sad" proves a perfect pulpit for Blackmore's rhapsody-like soloing.
Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve and featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Even better, it's on colored vinyl.1. Man on the Silver Mountain
2. Self Portrait
3. Black Sheep of the Family
4. Catch the Rainbow
5. Snake Charmer
6. The Temple of the King
7. If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll
8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
9. Still I'm Sad
$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - SealedTemporarily out of stock