Coda - Led Zeppelin - 1982
Finyl Vinyl - Rainbow - 1986
Legacy of Brutality & Cuts from the Crypt - Misfits - 1985, 2001
While the Misfits seem to continue as a Jerry Only vehicle, many hardcore fans contend they ceased to exist when Glenn Danzig left the band as that incarnation's second and final album, Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood, appeared in 1983. Legacy of Brutality appeared fairly soon thereafter and offered a feast of material spanning from 1978 to 1981, including what was then considered to be the entirety of the Static Age album from '78 (since released as a standalone with additional tracks peviously relegated to EPs, varying mixes and a different running order). These alone rivaled the Misfits' defining moment, Walk Among Us. Add in, then, Danzig's early solo "Who Killed Marilyn?" and the killer "American Nightmare" along with a few other odds and sods and you have a compilation that, if not at the top, easily ranks second in the Misfits discography.
And that's what I like best about all of these. We grow to love a band, we listen to each passing record and, eventually, we bid them farewell. A posthumous collection, while not always the strongest material, adds color, breadth and depth to the picture and gives us just a little more from a story that, no matter how many years it spans, always seems too brief.