Metal & Punk

When you're in the mood for Metal music, nothing else can really scratch that itch. There's also nothing worse than turning on your favourite song, only to realise that your headphones don't do it justice. What's an audiophile to do?

Well, reach for your favourite Punk vinyl, of course. If you're making the transition from digital to analogue Metal music, we can help. At Classified Records, we carry a selection of the best Metal vinyl records on the market.

Our selection encompasses a broad collection of Punk records, from LCD Soundsystem to the Ramones. We also carry a selection from local legends, like Jinx Lennon and Fontaines DC. Bolster your vinyl collection - browse our offerings today!

Bring the Mosh Pit Home With a Good Punk and Metal Vinyl Collection

Sure, live gigs (and mosh pits, by association) might not happen anytime soon. However, there's no reason why you can't bring the bash to you. Gather your gig buddies, stick on some Metal, and have a music listening party -- from the comfort of your own home.

While music streaming services are a great starting point, there's really nothing like vinyl. Make tinny drum breaks and underwhelming guitar solos goodbye; it's your favourite Punk vinyl's time to shine.


Of course, switching from digital to analogue can be challenging - especially with Metal and Punk music. However, at Classified Records, we want to make this as easy as possible.

We believe that vinyl just sounds better, and if you want to make the switch, we're happy to help. Because of this, we've compiled a list of FAQs surrounding Punk and Metal. Here's a cheat sheet of everything you should know.

Why Do People Love Metal Music?

While Metal music might not be for everyone, it's definitely entrenched in popular culture. In fact, Punk and Metal both have large fanbases, spanning cultures and continents. Most fans would attribute this to the genres' sound and energy.

Both these genres have a very distinctive sound that relies heavily on a deliberate rhythm and tempo. Due to this sound - and its accompanying dance moves - Metal fans are also known as headbangers. However, one thing's for sure: there's no genre like it!

What Defines Punk Music?

Punk music was born out of a desire to reject mainstream behaviours. Usually, this meant that Punk bands often adopted anti-establishment messages, portraying these in their songs.

The start of the Punk movement also saw many bands writing, recording, and releasing music independently. This is because Punk musicians often regarded record labels and producers as an oppressive part of the establishment.

Generally, experts define Punk music by its authenticity, in terms of sound. Furthermore, Punk music also utilises themes of equality, anti-racism, and non-conformity.

Due to this, Punk has cemented its place in society, as many people call upon these themes in their music. After all, there's always something to rise and rebel against!

Are Metal and Punk Music Genres?

Yes, both Metal and Punk music are beloved music genres. While both these genres have similar roots, they're stylistically different.

For example, Metal often leans heavily into its Blues influences. Here, skilled Metal musicians tend to improvise during live performances.

Conversely, Punk music tends to focus more on lyrics and themes than rhythms and melodies. When listening to Punk, you might also observe a more DIY, unpolished approach to the music - but of course, it's all part of the charm!

What Are the Must-Have Metal and Punk Vinyl Records?

With so many Metal and Punk records on the market, you might have some trouble deciding which to purchase. Thankfully, at Classified Records, we come with recommendations. Here's our list of the best Metal vinyl records on the market.

Doolittle by the Pixies. Featuring Here Comes Your Man, arguably their greatest hit, this is a must-have in anyone's vinyl collection. Plus, according to Pitchfork, it's one of the best albums of the 80s.

Ramones by, well, the Ramones. Their self-titled debut album features songs like I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend and Blitzkrieg Bop. Even if you're not hugely into Metal or Punk music, this will fit neatly into your collection!

Stiff Little Fingers' Inflammable Material. Of course, we had to include some talent from the North. This album features their greatest hit, Alternative Ulster, and is a niche must-have for every collector.

What's the Best Place to Buy Punk Music and Metal Vinyl Albums?

At Collective Records, we're the one-stop-shop for all your vinyl record needs. We carry a selection of Punk and Metal music, spanning decades and countries. We also believe in supporting local efforts, so we carry a range of music by Irish musicians.

However, we might not always have that elusive must-have in stock. In this case, simply send us a message. With years of vinyl-related experience under our belts, we'll do our best to track down your holy grail.

Whether you're looking for a specific Punk vinyl, or just want to bolster your Metal music collection, at Collective Records, you've come to the right place.