It's hilarious how uneducated you are on this. Have you ever pressed a record?
Comparing a new release to a DW reissue is hardly apples to apples. You are discounting several costs.
Mastering costs money.
Art costs money.
Recording the album costs money.
Promo costs money.
Converge has the unique opportunity to master the albums themselves, release it on a label owned by the vocalist, have it mastered by the guitarist, and record everything themselves.
I'm not disagreeing that $30 is a high price tag, but to simply say "Conve