Powerwolf – “The History of Heresy I (2004 – 2008)” 2CD + DVD (Metal Blade Records)
Where is man without the beasts? Well, if you wanted blood then this Powerwolf 2CD + DVD compilation from legendary label Metal Blade must rank up there in the ‘mega’ league. Boasting a barking mad 112-page hardcover book with liner notes, tour and studio reports all written by the band members, and loads of previously unpublished photos along with cards containing info on each band member that’s just the beginning in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the band! To keep you growling it’s accompanied by 2 full album CDs – “Lupus Dei” and “Return In Bloodred” – each containing bonus live tracks and “The Wacken Worship” DVD where you can snarl along to the Misfits meets Maiden power / heavy metal of ‘We Take It from the Living’, ‘Prayer In The Dark’ and ‘In Blood We Trust’. All contained in a special sized hardcover box with embossment and faint laminated the best bit is that the price (as boxsets go) certainly won’t leave you whining, but after 29 tracks you’ll definitely be howling at the moon!!