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BUDGET 3-GOLD DISC CD BUNDLE CORONER - R.I.P. + PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE + NO MORE COLOR (2022, Brutal Planet) Thrash Perfection!

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BUDGET 3-GOLD DISC CD BUNDLE CORONER - R.I.P. + PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE + NO MORE COLOR (2022, Brutal Planet) Thrash Perfection!

BPCD1606 CORONER - R.I.P. 637405146974
BPCD1607 CORONER - NO MORE COLOR 637405145250
BPCD1608 CORONER - PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE 637405144192

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CORONER
Coroner’s first four albums are the greatest thing that ever happened on the thrash metal field outside Metallica’ and Slayer’s first four. Their contribution to the spawning of the technical/progressive thrash metal sub-genre is immeasurable, second only to Mekong Delta perhaps, maybe even more significant than the one of the Germans.
                                      METAL ARCHIVES bayern


BPCD1606 CORONER - R.I.P. 637405146974

  • Gold Max CD for superior audio clarity and protection
  • Gold Disc to discourage disc rot and add beauty and elegance
  • 8-page expanded booklet w lyrics and band pics
  • 1987 classic officially licensed from Century Media (Noise International) 
  • Elite 2022 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe foil-stamped collector's card of Coroner (1st pressing only)
  • Gold Disc border on the front cover - but the back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the edges
  • Technical thrash metal masterpiece

ABOUT THE ALBUM
R.I.P. is the debut album released by the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner (1987). This album marks the first chapter of the band's progression and is characterized by raw speed and power (save for the instrumentals), very typical of thrash metal at this time. Formed in 1983, Coroner's music combines elements of thrash, classical music, avant-garde music, progressive rock, and jazz with suitably gruff vocals. With their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash, they have been called "the Rush of thrash metal." Coroner's sound then progressed and the production became more refined, resulting in more progressive albums. R.I.P remains a revered thrash classic for fans of classic Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax!  The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster comes on a Gold Disc for the first time ever, is packaged in a jewel case, and each CD includes a free Gold-Foil stamped collector card (first pressing only)!  

Coroner – R.I.P. (Brutal Planet Records, 2022)

 R.I.P. ALBUM REVIEW

Swiss thrashers Coroner have unleashed a delectable debut with R.I.P. This is the band at their rawest, though definitively technical. Teutonic (German-speaking) thrash bands such as Destruction, Kreator, Celtic Frost, and Sodom were pivotal to the scene. Now enter Coroner, comprised of prior Celtic Frost roadies. This three piece were mind-altering amazing from the starting gate right up to their last release, never even close to having a skip track. The magic of Coroner consists of Tommy T. Baron, a masterful guitar shredder, Marquis Marky, an extraordinarily fluid drummer, and the solid bassist/vocalist Ron Royce. Royce’s guttural voice embraces metal like an aged whiskey complements a fine cigar. This IS one helluva band.  

The ambiesque intro to Reborn Through Hate could not have been more appropriate. The song itself is pure unadulterated thrash, dark and beaconing. Unfortunately, the drums get buried behind the wall of sound, an issue which is remedied in later releases. When Angels Die is a sleeper, addressing the horrors of nuclear holocaust. Amigos, this ain’t Barry Manilow … this is mid-80’s European thrash, suck it up!

One of the more ballsy technical cuts is the instrumental Nosferatu. It’s whiplash-induced neo-classical speed in all it’s majesty. Next is the crazy-ferocious Suicide Command, which features blistering bass/drums locked in tight. Then Spiral Dream is an intricate piece most noted for its guitar parts of speed and transcendence. Tolentanz finishes the album in Spanish guitar, followed up with full-throttle heart-pounding metallic riffs. 

The playing on R.I.P. is extremely robust and engaging. In spite of the sub-par production of Harris Johns (Grave Digger, Helloween), the album is completely captivating I mean, if one is going to have a career in technical thrash, this is how its done. R.I.P. is brilliance in its song compositions.

--Doug Peterson, Down The Line zine

Tracklist
Intro 1:21
Reborn Through Hate 4:49
When Angels Die 4:37
Intro (Nosferatu) 1:12
Nosferatu 3:30
Suicide Command 4:15
R.I.P. 5:32
Coma 4:20
Fried Alive 4:36
Intro (Totentanz) 0:50
Totentanz 4:10

CORONER- PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE + Collector Card (*NEW-GOLD DISC CD, 2022, Brutal Planet) elite Swiss Thrash Metal

BPCD1608 CORONER - PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE 637405144192

  • Gold Max CD for superior audio clarity and protection
  • Gold Disc to discourage disc rot and add beauty and elegance
  • 8 page expanded booklet w lyrics and band pics
  • 1988 classic officially licensed from Century Media (Noise International) 
  • Elite 2022 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe foil-stamped collector's card of Coroner
  • Gold Disc border on the front cover - but the back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the edges
  • Technical thrash metal masterpiece

ABOUT THE ALBUM
The third album, Punishment For Decadence, by Switzerland's Coroner is arguably the band's peak in song writing and technicality, which doesn't prevent it from having classic hardcore punk inspired fast snare beats, as in the opening track, one of the best on this almost flawless album. It is a maze of riffs and beats without losing its aggressiveness, it is as if Rust In Peace era Megadeth decided to get even more technical and lyrically more in tune with their first album. For those who wish Megadeth could've offered a much tidier and technical discography, doing something that was logical as a follow-up to Rust In Peace, Coroner is the band you need check out, as the band is one of the few thrash bands always seen referred to as as Tech-Thrash. The drumming is head spinning, the guitar and bass are extremely intricate but without getting into a masturbatory celebration of their skills, like what Dream Theatre did to a lot of 90's "metalheads" who were only into the music because it was 10 min solos and no sense of songwriting, Coroner does not do that. There are even choruses you can remember, not normally something "prog metal" bands can claim. The vocalist/bassist is intelligible, elite, and very much in the vein of classic thrash bands like Slayer and Metallica.  The album is filled with absolutely insane timings, tempo changes and dizzying rhythms. Soloing is in the upper tier of thrash soloing too.  Without a doubt, Punishment...is one of the band's finest moments along with 1990's "No More Color." The 2022 Brutal Planet Records remaster comes on a Gold Disc for the first time ever, is packaged in a jewel case, and each CD includes a free Gold-Foil stamped collector card!  

Tracklist
Intro 0:12
Absorbed 3:43
Masked Jackal 4:46
Arc-Lite 3:20
Skeleton On Your Shoulder 5:35
Sudden Fall 4:50
Shadow Of A Lost Dream 4:31
The New Breed 4:52
Voyage To Eternity 3:45

BPCD1607 CORONER - NO MORE COLOR 637405145250

  • Gold Max CD for superior audio clarity and protection
  • Gold Disc to discourage disc rot and add beauty and elegance
  • 12-page expanded booklet w lyrics and band pics
  • 1989 classic officially licensed from Century Media (Noise International) 
  • Elite 2022 Remaster by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound
  • Every CD comes with a deluxe foil-stamped collector's card of Coroner (1st pressing only)
  • Gold Disc border on the front cover - but the back of the booklet features the front cover with no Gold border around the edges
  • Technical thrash metal masterpiece

ABOUT THE ALBUM

ALBUM REVIEWS
Coroner – No More Color (Brutal Planet Records, 2022)

Coroner hit their peak with this third full-length. Like Rush 1974-1981 and King’s X 1988-1992, and so many other elite bands, Coroner are technical thrash perfection from the beginning of their career to their last album in 1993. With No More Color the drums find the proper mix finally and the choruses are contagiously catchy. This is hands-down my favourite Coroner album. Peter Hinton of Saxon gets recognition for manufacturing a magnificent sound.

Die For Myself starts with what any listener will identify as a great improvement in song writing and overall sound dynamics, which continues onto the rest of the album. No Need To Be Human does not disappoint, pulling the brakes for a slower entry, then following up with neo-classical guitar. D.O.A. is unadulterated thrash goodness, flying into many directions yet still remaining coherent.

The highlight of this album is found in Mistress Of Deception. If you hear only one song from Coroner’s catalog, let it be this bombastic masterpiece! Another heavy delight is Tunnel of Pain, which continues to honor Coroner as true statesmen of thrashdom with compelling and skilled musicianship. Seriously, this is some of the most accomplished metal you are likely to hear in a couple lifetimes.

Ending track Last Entertainment throw in keyboard accents for an experimental metal meets dark wave composition. Ron Royce does spoken word while drummer Marky plays with an echo effect on the drums. As with any band challenged to turn over new ground, this song indicates they are avoiding being pigeon-holed in their musical aspirations.

No More Color is a prestigious and powerful album, one that will endure the test of time. Now available on Gold Disc CD, this comes highly recommended.

--Doug Peterson, Down The Line zine

Tracklist
Die By My Hand 3:46
No Need To Be Human 4:30
Read My Scars 4:31
D.O.A. 4:19
Mistress Of Deception 4:57
Tunnel Of Pain 4:29
Why It Hurts 3:47
Last Entertainment 3:59