this one's the more interesting of the two.
top to bottom:
- Pass Out of Existence
- The Impossibility of Reason
- Resurrection (2-disc limited edition with variant artwork)
- The Infection (2-disc US limited edition with bonus track "Revenge")
- The Age of Heck (censored for BZP; not actual title)
- Crown of Phantoms (2-disc IndieGoGo campaign backer-exclusive fan edition with bonus track "New Apocalypse", reworked and expanded artwork, two custom guitar picks, and exclusive digital download copy with 6 additional bonus tracks and digital booklet)
though I was somewhat disappointed by their last couple of albums, Chimaira are easily one of my favorite bands to come out of the so-called "New Wave of American Heavy Metal", with their self-titled probably being my favorite album from that entire scene. because of this, I'd like to collect as much of their stuff as possible. I still need their debut EP This Present Darkness, and eventually I'd like to track down the 2-disc limited editions of The Impossibility of Reason and the self-titled as well as the European 2-disc special edition of The Age of Heck. sometime soon I also plan on ordering the Freddy vs. Jason, Masters of Horror II, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Saw VI soundtracks so I can get the tracks "Army of Me", "Threnody", "Paralyzed", and "Warpath", which are Impossibility of Reason, self-titled, Resurrection, and The Infection B-sides respectively.
the less interesting of the two.
top to bottom:
- Burn the Priest (2005 reissue; self-titled debut by the band under their original name)
- New American Gospel (2006 reissue; first album released under their current name)
- As the Palaces Burn
- Ashes of the Wake
- Sacrament (producer edition featuring bonus disc of song stems and multitracks)
- As the Palaces Burn: 10th Anniversary Edition (2-disc remixed and remastered 2013 reissue)
not much else to get with this collection. I'd like to pick up the 3-disc Hourglass box set sometime (which I've seen for cheap and passed on, something I still regret) if only for the B-sides and rarities on the third disc. if I really wanted to be a completionist, I'd get the Killadelphia live album as well, but I've honestly never been much of a fan of those.
I really need to get some updated pictures of my large Smashing Pumpkins collection.