Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales [EP]


8.4 | 272 votes |
Release date: 1984
Style: First wave of black metal, Avantgarde metal, Thrash metal

Owners:

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01. Into The Crypts Of Rays
02. Visions Of Mortality
03. Procreation (Of The Wicked)
04. Return To The Eve
05. Danse Macabre
06. Nocturnal Fear

Line-up
Tom Gabriel "Warrior" Fischer - vocals, guitars, sound effects
Martin Eric Ain - bass, vocals, sound effects
Stephen "Evoked Damnator" Priestly - drums, percussion, sound effects (tracks 2-9 only)
Reed St. Mark - drums (tracks 10-12 only)
Guests:
Horst Müller - vocals
Hertha Ohling - vocals
Oswald Spengler - violin

Additional info
1999 reissue edition contains both EP's "Morbid Tales" and "Emperor's Return", featuring the following tracklist:

1- Human (intro)
2- Into The Crypts Of Rays
3- Visions Of Mortality
4- Dethroned Emperor
5- Morbid Tales
6- Procreation Of The Wicked
7- Return To The Eve
8- Danse Macabre
9- Nocturnal Fear
10- Circle Of The Tyrants
11- Visual Aggression
12- Suicidal Winds

Tracks 1 and 2 were originally only one track called Into The Crypts Of Rays, but it was split in the CD release.

Guest review by
Joey Jo Jo
Rating:
8.8
Out of all the black metal pioneers of the 80s, I'd say that Celtic Frost's schtick has aged better than anyone else's. They weren't interested in the role of Satan's cheerleaders like, oh, say Venom, Bathory, Sodom and even Tom G. Warrior's previous group, Hellhammer. Those guys seemed more intent on coming off as evil as possible without much subtly, providing a good amount of unintentionally amusing moments. While Celtic Frost's lyrical content and image were pretty unique, mixing ideas from different ancient religions and forms of paganism. Not that it put them on any pedestal for maturity, but gave them an aura of mystery and mystique.

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published 20.04.2010 | Comments (6)

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27.10.2011 - 04:54
Lit.
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This is an awesome album, but I just help laughing at the beginning of Danse Macarbe. Whatever the vocalist is trying to do, it certainly ain't working.
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02.01.2012 - 02:05
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Has some killer riffs, but 'danse macabre' is very silly indeed. Apart from that, this album fucking rocks\m/
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03.02.2012 - 10:00
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Bit long for an EP, isn't it?
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05.04.2012 - 10:41
Rating: 7
Sleeping Dragon
This is too long to qualify as an EP, and everywhere else it is listed as a studio album anyway.

Pretty decent album, though. It definitely laid the groundwork for their 1985 seminal masterpiece.
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05.04.2012 - 12:25
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by M C Vice on 03.02.2012 at 10:00
Bit long for an EP, isn't it?
Written by Sleeping Dragon on 05.04.2012 at 10:41
This is too long to qualify as an EP, and everywhere else it is listed as a studio album anyway.


Not in MA, they got it right as well. The original is actually 6 songs. Around 25 min long. That's the original european release, a bit later the american one got it with two extra tracks making it an LP. But that doesn't change anything. This IS an EP.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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05.04.2012 - 17:14
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Like Mr Doctor siad this is originally an e.p. Not matter how many extra tracks there are on the subsequent re-releases.
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06.04.2012 - 10:58
Rating: 7
Sleeping Dragon
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.04.2012 at 12:25
Not in MA, they got it right as well. The original is actually 6 songs. Around 25 min long. That's the original european release, a bit later the american one got it with two extra tracks making it an LP. But that doesn't change anything. This IS an EP.


Ahh, I didn't know that. My mistake, then.
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08.04.2012 - 20:04
RavenKing
Mediocre, boring and totally overrated.
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08.04.2012 - 20:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by RavenKing on 08.04.2012 at 20:04

Mediocre, boring and totally overrated.


like the band's entire discography.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.04.2012 - 20:33
RavenKing
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.04.2012 at 20:27

Written by RavenKing on 08.04.2012 at 20:04

Mediocre, boring and totally overrated.


like the band's entire discography.


Yes, but "To Mega Therion" is better than this.

By the way, Marcel, do you like "Monotheist", since you're a big Doom fan?
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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08.04.2012 - 20:37
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by RavenKing on 08.04.2012 at 20:33



Yes, but "To Mega Therion" is better than this.

By the way, Marcel, do you like "Monotheist", since you're a big Doom fan?


It's okay but nothing more and not really doom even though it is slow. Let's say it would be doom than it would be a very average album in the grander scheme of the doom genre.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.04.2012 - 20:43
RavenKing
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.04.2012 at 20:37

Written by RavenKing on 08.04.2012 at 20:33



Yes, but "To Mega Therion" is better than this.

By the way, Marcel, do you like "Monotheist", since you're a big Doom fan?


It's okay but nothing more and not really doom even though it is slow. Let's say it would be doom than it would be a very average album in the grander scheme of the doom genre.


OK. I don't like it at all but I think it's only normal, as I have no liking for Doom.
And what makes it not really Doom?
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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13.01.2013 - 22:33
megadeath13
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Great EP. But i think its a liitle bit too long for an EP?
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12.05.2015 - 19:27
Rating: 9
indexqwest
A great E.P.
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