It has been a while since I have done one of these posts; this is a countdown ascending of the most expensive Punk metal and rock albums I now have from lowest to highest. I did not differentiate between genres, size of the records (12″ Vs. 7″), and length (LP, EP, single).
Top 20 Most Expensive Albums List
20. Nifelheim – Devil’s Force LP
Nifelheim – Devil’s Force LP 1998 Necropolis Records – NR022 VG+/VG+ w/ Inner is the second album from Swedish black metal vets Nifelheim. Discogs has a median value of $167. However, no copies are available at the time of publishing for less than $333. I have my copy valued slightly lower.
19. Queens Of The Stone Age LP [2010 Reissue]
Queens Of The Stone Age – Queens Of The Stone Age LP 2010 Rekords Rekords - The 2010 reissue of Queens of The Stoneage’s debut album already goes for a pretty penny. Early pressing of the album can fetch 1000s. If past performance is an indicator, I would grab a first pressing of whatever Queens does next. It should be more valuable than Bitcoin. Discog has a $167 media value, which is more or less correct. This copy is slightly more expensive because it’s in perfect condition.
18. Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers – 400 Fascists
Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers – 400 Fascists 7″ EP 1981 Cessofonya IRS 56 Italy – This rare 7″ by obscure Italian hardcore band named after but not containing Dead Boy’s guitarist Cheetah Chrome was a discogs has $222 – 250. One could be excused for thinking this was a side project of Cheetah Chrome himself. I guess punk rockers don’t believe in lawyers.
17. Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick LP
Morbid Angel – Blessed Are The Sick LP 1991 White Label Test Pressing VG+/EX UK – This classic sophomore Morbid Angel album production test press has a median value of $190, but none are available and haven’t been for some time, making this copy more expensive.
16. Dissection – Somberlain LP
Dissection – Somberlain LP 1996 Nuclear Blast NFR 006 EX [PICTURE DISC GERMANY] – This is the second album from Dissection. Discogs has a $169 median value, but none are available for less than $300. The standard non-picture disc pressing was not released until 2006 on The End Records. This was the last studio album the band would put out until 2006, after Jon Nödtveidt got out of prison.
15. Krisiun / Violent Hate – Curse Of The Evil One LP
Krisiun / Violent Hate – Curse Of The Evil One LP 1993 Dynamo Brazilie – DYN005 – This split was Brazil’s Krisiun’s first appearance on vinyl. It featured the original lightning-fast guitar shredder Porto Alegre who died in a motorcycle accident in 2002.
14. Watain – The Essence Of Black Purity 7″ Single
Watain – The Essence Of Black Purity 7″ Single 1999 Grim Rune VG+ Sweden LTD 300 – This single is a limited run of only 300 numbered copies by one of the biggest black metal bands on the scene right now.
13. Rudimentary Peni – Death Church LP
Rudimentary Peni – Death Church LP 1983 Corpus Christi – CHRIST IT’S 6 EX/EX UK – This original classic by British anarcho-punk / deathrock/art punk band has been reissued many times, but originals like this fetch a pretty penny.
12. Amorphis – The Karelian Isthmus LP
Amorphis – The Karelian Isthmus LP 1993 Nuclear Blast – NB 072 [Green] VG+/VG+ – While discogs has a $222 median value for this, none are available for less than $444 at the time of publishing. This blue vinyl first-pressing is limited to 3500 copies,
11. Poison Idea – Pick Your King EP
Poison Idea – Pick Your King EP 1985 Fatal Erection Records – NO. 1 Blue VG+ – This 7″ EP has 14 songs on it and is one of the greatest hardcore punk albums ever recorded. It has a discogs median value of $200, but none have been available for less than $400 for many years. This transparent blue vinyl is the second pressing and was limited to 1000 copies housed in a hand-printed paper sleeve.
10. Sarcófago – I.N.R.I. LP
Sarcófago – I.N.R.I. LP 1987 Cogumelo Produções – COG007 VG/VG+ [Brazil] – One of the most influential metal bands ever, Brazil’s Sarcofago was a bridge between death metal and black metal and heavily influenced the grindcore movement. This copy has a bit of tape on the jacket, but the vinyl is in solid VG+ condition.
9. Vader – The Ultimate Incantation LP
Vader – The Ultimate Incantation LP 1992 Earache – MOSH 59 VG+/VG+ [1ST PRESS] – Vader started as a thrash metal band in the mid-eighties and has blossomed into one the most successful death metal bands in the game that is still active today. Discogs has a $153 median value, but none are available for less than $464, except for the one pictured here.
8. Beherit – The Oath Of Black Blood LP
Beherit – The Oath Of Black Blood LP 1991 Turbo Music – 354.00.11.1-28 VG+ *DE – This was Beherit’s fastest/heaviest album before they adopted a more atmospheric black metal sound. This LP has a $164 median value, but are is available for less than $666. My copy is actually much less.
7. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II LP
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II LP 1982 Mobile Fidelity Sound – MFSL 1-065 VG+/EX – This LP has a Discogs Median of $300, which is more or less right. I’m not sure I need to hear any song on Led Zeppelin II again, but seeing as the vinyl is pressed from the original master tapes, it won’t sound better anywhere.
6. Dødheimsgard – Monumental Possession LP
Dødheimsgard – Monumental Possession LP 1996 Malicious Records MR010 *DE VG+ *DE – This was the only pure black metal album from Dødheimsgard, who eventually moved on to a more industrial/ progressive sound. It has a media value of $177, but none are available for less than $564 at the time of publishing.
5. Dissection – Storm Of The Light’s Bane LP
Dissection – Storm Of The Light’s Bane LP 1998 Nuclear Blast VG+/EX Blue Vinyl – While this LP is an early reissue and not a first pressing, this 1998 press from Nuclear Blast mailorder was limited to 500 copies and is very rare! Discogs has a $410 median value, but you can’t get one for less than $560
4. Beherit – Drawing Down The Moon LP
Beherit – Drawing Down The Moon LP 1993 Spinefarm Records – SPI 14 VG+ [Finland] – This second release from Beherit is a cult-classic black metal masterpiece and has a $425 Discogs Median value, but you can’t find one online for less than $570.
3. Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky LP
Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky LP 1992 White Label Test Press VG+ UK – While Discogs will tell you this test pressing “only” has a median value of $127, you can’t find one besides the one pictured here for $2000. Very few of these still exist, nevermind will be found for sale.
2. Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky LP
Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky LP 1992 Peaceville – VILE 28 UK VG+/VG+ – This album was the second release from Darkthrone and their first after abandoning their early death metal style. This LP has a discogs median value of $388, but you can not find one for less than $833 at the time of publishing.
1. Necrophagia – Season Of The Dead LP
Necrophagia – Season Of The Dead LP Test Pressing 1987 [Killjoy’s Personal Copy] – This was Killjoy’s personal copy from the band Necrophagia (who died in 2018). Discogs has a median value of $77; however, because of who this belonged to and their importance in the music industry, I have placed the value of the copy to be much higher.
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