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Korn - The Serenity of Suffering (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Korn
Title: The Serenity of Suffering
Genre: Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Nü Metal, Rap Metal
Label: © Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:40:40
Recorded: 2015–2016

The Serenity of Suffering is the twelfth studio album by nu metal band Korn, released on October 21, 2016. According to guitarist Brian Welch, it is "heavier than anyone's heard us in a long time" and that it contains their most intense music in a long time vocally as well.
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Korn - Life Is Peachy (1996/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Korn
Title: Life Is Peachy
Genre: Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Nü Metal, Rap Metal
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1996/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:48:14
Recorded: April–July 1996, Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, CA

Life Is Peachy is the second studio album by the American nu metal band Korn, released on October 15, 1996 through Immortal Records and Epic Records. Life is Peachy earned gold on January 8, 1997 and later certified platinum on December 9, 1997. Following the success of their 1994 self-titled debut, Korn earned a second double platinum for the album in the United States, certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on November 10, 1999. The album debuted and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and peaked at number one in New Zealand.
The album has 14 tracks, not including the hidden track after "Kill You". Korn released three singles from the album and each charted on the UK Singles Chart. For the first time, Korn released covers of the songs "Lowrider" by War and "Wicked" by Ice Cube. The album features such themes as social encounters, sex and revenge. The album cover was designed by Martin Riedl and its name is credited to Korn's bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Life Is Peachy has sold over 6 million copies worldwide to Nielsen SoundScan 2013.
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Korn - Issues (1999/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Korn
Title: Issues
Genre: Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Nü Metal, Rap Metal
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1999/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:53:20
Recorded: July–September 1999, A&M Studios, West Hollywood, California and Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Issues is the fourth studio album by American nu metal band Korn, released on November 16, 1999 through Immortal Records. Since its release, the album has sold over 13 million copies worldwide. The album was promoted throughout 2000 by the band's highly successful Sick and Twisted Tour.
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Korn - Follow The Leader (1998/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Korn
Title: Follow The Leader
Genre: Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Nü Metal, Rap Metal
Label: © Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1998/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:07:12
Recorded: March–May 1998, NRG Recording Studios, North Hollywood, Los Angeles

Follow the Leader is the third studio album by the American nu metal band Korn. The album was released on August 18, 1998, through Immortal/Epic. This was their first album not produced by Ross Robinson. Instead, it was produced by Steve Thompson and Toby Wright.
The album peaked at number one on four charts, including the Billboard 200 with 268,000 units sold in its first week of release, and is often credited with launching nu metal into the mainstream. The album received a 5× Platinum certification in the United States on March 15, 2002 as well as a 3× Platinum in Australia and Canada. Its singles "Got the Life", and "Freak on a Leash", both charted on more than three charts, and their music videos are considered to be the first music videos retired from MTV, most notably the MTV show "Total Request Live". The album generally received positive reviews by critics. Korn was praised by AllMusic saying the album is "an effective follow-up to their first two alt-metal landmarks."
The Family Values Tour promoted the album, along with its five singles. The song "Freak on a Leash" was nominated for nine MTV Video Music Awards, and won for the Best Rock Video award, as well as Best Editing. The music video for "Freak on a Leash" won Best Short Form Music Video at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Follow the Leader has sold over 7 million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan as of January 4, 2013 and over 14 million copies worldwide, making it Korn's most successful album.
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Klami & Englund - Violin Concertos - Benjamin Schmid, Oulu Symphony, Johannes Gustavsson (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Uuno Klami (1900-1961), Einar Englund (1916-1999)
Artist: Benjamin Schmid, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Gustavsson
Title: Klami & Englund - Violin Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Release Date: 2006
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 56:49
Recorded: 2016

The Violin Concertos by Uuno Klami (1900-1961) and Einar Englund (1916-1999) are 20th century masterpieces of the violin concerto genre both overshadowed until now by their compatriot Jean Sibelius' hugely popular Violin Concerto. In this recording award-winning violinist Benjamin Schmid gives impressive performances of the two works together with Oulu Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Johannes Gustavsson.
Uuno Klami wrote his Violin Concerto during the World War II and it was premiered in Stockholm in 1944 by Anja Ignatius, internationally the most celebrated Finnish violinist of the time. The Concerto was lost during the war and the composer completed a new version of the work in 1954. Uuno Klami is known for the strong influences that he took from French music and from the music of Stravinsky, much evident in the works that he wrote during the 1920s, but the violin concerto, however, belongs stylistically into Klami’s later period when the composer became more interested in symphonic textures. Indeed, the critic Erik Tawaststjerna considered the work to be “more symphonice than his symphonies”.
Year 2016 marks the centenary of the birth of Einar Englund, one of the most influental voices in Finnish contemporary music during the decades after World War II. Englund was interested in large-scale forms writing 7 Symphonies and numerous concertos. Englund’s post-war works show a mental similarity to the works of Bartók, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. However, during the decades Englund’s style gradually changed towards a more lyrical idiom, well manifested in his Violin Concerto from 1981, one of his most lyrical works. The premiere of the work in Finland was a success but for reasons unknown the work is performed rarely.
Known for his exceptionally wide repertoire and a great sense of musicality Benjamin Schmid is one of the most versatile violinists of today. Described as “one of the most valuable of today’s golden-age-violinists” (The New York Sun), Schmid has performed with orchestras such as Wiener Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Gulbenkian Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He is also a sought-after jazz violinist. In 2006 the Strad Magazine wrote: “Schmid mesmerises from his very first entry, shaping phrases with a skin-rippling sensitivity to send the spirits soaring. His golden tone, immaculate intonation, faultless technique and total identification with this magical score are truly things of wonder.” Benjamin Schmid is accompanied by the Oulu Symphony Orchestra and conductor Johannes Gustavsson whose debut recording on Ondine released in 2016 includes works by Icelandic composer Jón Nordal (ODE 1282-2).
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Kings of Leon - WALLS (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Kings of Leon - WALLS
Title: WALLS
Genre: Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:42:46
Recorded: 2015-16

It's easy to forget that when Kings of Leon broke through in 2008 with Only by the Night, they were already four albums deep into their career. Buoyed by the popularity of hits "Sex of Fire" and "Use Somebody," the Tennessee four-piece transformed from ragged, post-punk upstarts into arena-bait arbiters of anthemic, mainstream rock uplift, exposing their abiding love for U2 in the process. In some ways, the tonal shift made sense to a band poised to storm the awards stages next to similarly grand-minded acts like Coldplay and the Killers. It's a stance the band has assumed unflinchingly, if somewhat doggedly on subsequent albums like 2010's Come Around Sundown and 2013's Mechanical Bull. Although those albums had their brighter moments (the driving "Supersoaker"), there was a sense that just as KOL ascended to their rightful place in the post-U2 rock royalty, they became codified and predictable. On their seventh studio album, 2016's WALLS, Kings of Leon clearly attempt to crack the surface of that codified shell, hunkering down in Los Angeles with producer Markus Dravs (Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons), purportedly taking a looser, less critical approach to recording. The result is an album that does feel less claustrophobic than previous efforts, with a lean aesthetic that straddles the gaps between classic Tom Petty, '80s Fleetwood Mac, and more contemporary acts like Arcade Fire. It's a brief album, clocking ten songs in just over 40 minutes. There's also a handful of catchy, pulse-pounding cuts here like sanguinely ecstatic "Find Me" and the swaggeringly heavy-browed "Reverend," both of which find lead singer Caleb Followill retaining his position as the band's biggest asset; his emotive southern yawp rife with poetry and lyricism. The looser approach also pays dividends as the band dive into the kinetic Afro-pop jauntiness of "Around the World," and commit with wholehearted sincerity to the melodic '80s new wave-meets-'50s rock of "Eyes on You." And while no one will accuse Kings of Leon of taking huge creative chances here, cuts like the ballad "Muchacho," with its endearingly creaky, analog-sounding drum machine, and the sparkling, sweet-toned "Conversation Piece," have the feel of in-the-moment discovery, as if the band recorded them not too soon after working them out. Many of the tracks on WALLS also benefit from the added texture of keyboardist Liam O'Neill's various Moog synthesizers, pianos, and Mellotrons. For longtime fans, there a few dependable arena belters here in the lead-off "Waste a Moment" and the yearning "Over," but, especially in regards to the latter, they beg you to push repeat. Ultimately, with WALLS, Kings of Leon have struck a nice balance between the garage band passion of their early work, and the large scale bombast that made them stars. --AllMusic Review by Matt Collar
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Khemmis - Hunted (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Khemmis
Title: Hunted
Genre: Rock, Heavy Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal
Label: © 20 Buck Spin
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Duration: 00:43:49
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered at Flatline Audio, Denver, CO

The first album from Denver’s Khemmis, ‘Absolution’, was released by 20 Buck Spin in July 2015 and slowly but surely steamrolled all that came in contact with its unforgettable heaviness and classic melodicism. Virtually unknown outside Denver upon release, the band gathered acclaim over the ensuing months and by year end had landed in the #9 spot on Decibel Magazine’s annual top 40 albums of the year, not a small accomplishment for a band on its debut album.
The new album ‘Hunted’ reveals a Khemmis fortified in its purpose and vision, forging an unrivaled synthesis between immense Doom riffs and Maiden-esque harmony. Overall song length has increased yielding more expansively arranged and dramatic storms of elegance and melancholy.
And yet Khemmis are not content to plod through a sea of tears, they are always a rock band first, in service to the movement of the song, even approaching a High On Fire like pace to open the pummeling ’Three Gates'. The lauded singing of vocalist Phil Pendergast reaches ascendent new heights on tracks like ‘Candlelight’ and ‘Beyond The Door’, while the tasteful use of harsh vocals remains, providing a dark foreboding contrast. The 13-minute title track once again closes the album with an epic stunner.
Undoubtedly ‘Hunted’ is an album that will solidify Khemmis’s place at the vanguard of Doom’s most notable modern manifestations, in large part because they transcend the label itself. They’ve seamlessly blended their influences into an extraordinarily listenable album worthy of countless spins. With such a glut of music released nowadays, ‘Hunted’ stands apart, rewarding repeat listens with songs seared straight into the heart.
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Kenny Wheeler - Deer Wan (1978/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Kenny Wheeler
Title: Deer Wan
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 1978/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:43:45
Recorded: July 1977 at Talent Studio, Oslo

Born in Toronto in 1930 but based in England from 1952, Kenny Wheeler was by the late 1960s a highly regarded figure on the London scene, living a sort of double life – as a post-bop trumpeter and flugelhorn player inspired by Clifford Brown and Art Farmer and as a pioneering free player moving into unexplored territory alongside improvisers such as John Stevens, Evan Parker, Dave Holland and Derek Bailey.
Jazz tradition and free experimentation would intermingle in Wheeler's palette as player and composer. As he put it, "the free stuff relaxed my conventional playing and the conventional playing gave shape to my free soloing," and ideas discovered in improvising, especially a fondness for intervallic leaps, were subsequently deployed in his pieces. He cited Duke Ellington, Gil Evans and Stan Kenton as formative influences on his writing but also listened closely to classical and contemporary composition; Paul Hindemith was another key influence.
Melody was the core of his own writing, and he always found new ways to frame it, harmonically and rhythmically. In terms of emotional atmosphere, he found melancholy cheering. "Sad music makes me feel happy," he said. "My favourite people in jazz are the ones who sound a bit sad. Billie Holiday, Miles Davis." His recorded legacy includes albums now regarded as contemporary jazz classics such as Gnu High, Deer Wan, Music For Large And Small Ensembles and Angel Song.
His 1978 masterpiece Deer Wan was engineered by Jan Erik Kongshaug and finds wheeler working with top shelf musicians like Jan Garbarek (saxophone), John Abercrombie (guitar/mandolin), Dave Holland (bass), Ralph Towner (12-string guitar), and Jack DeJohnette (drums). Featuring four original smooth Wheeler compositions, three of which clock in at over 10-minutes, Deer Wan is both lyrical and romantic in all the right places.
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Kenny Burrell - The Road to Love (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Kenny Burrell
Title: The Road to Love
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Guitar Jazz
Label: © HighNote Records, Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:12:29
Recorded live at Catalina’s, Hollywood, CA on May 30-31, 2015

Few can claim the title of living legend. Kenny Burrell is just such a person. In fact he's more he's living history, past, present and future. His credentials are voluminous and accomplishments staggering, and he hasn't stopped. Today, he is active recording and performing, a respected educator, and an elder statesman of the music. His legacy is pervasive. His soulful sound and approach have influenced virtually everyone claiming a jazz pedigree but extends to many outside the genre, a la Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Steve Howe, Andy Summers, and Freddie King. Here Burrell is backed by some of his favorite West Cost colleagues in a varied program of standards and few originals by the leader himself, including one brand new composition. Also on hand is the exuberant voice of Barbara Morrison who brings her tremendous talent and personality to three tracks.
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