I just went thru some of my rarest, and best original metal pressings on vinyl. One that most people will never hear on the original German press, and is literally shocking how good it is -
1 - Meshuggah / Contradictions Collapse
It seriously might be their best album to date, and in the top 5 metal pressings quality wise I ever heard.
Also 2 more killer original pressings -
2 - Blind Illusion / The Sane Asylum- Les Claypools first band, it's 100% metal, and why Metallica had him audition for them, and absolutely nothing like Primus. Another one that music like that was mostly crap pressings at the time, this one is excellent if you care about real sound quality.
3 - Prong / Beg to Differ - U.K. Pressing again just excellent beyond what most good pressings at the time offered.
Side note :
I have not heard a single Mastodon pressing yet that does not suck. You gotta go CD / Digital on that one to make it worthwhile.
Any on CD will work if that is your thing for these bands!