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Release date: 1985
Style: Avantgarde metal, Thrash metal

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01. Innocence And Wrath
02. The Usurper
03. Jewel Throne
04. Dawn Of Meggido
05. Eternal Summer
06. Circle Of The Tyrants
07. (Beyond The) North Winds
08. Fainted Eyes
09. Tears In A Prophet's Dream
10. Necromantical Screams
11. Return To The Eve [1999 re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1985: 15

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Kenos - 14.10.2010 at 15:02  
  No comments for such a spectacular work.
I'll provide for that:
UH!!
BloodFireDeath - 10.12.2010 at 09:28  
Rating: 10 Don't like it? well fine then go bite off your own balls or tear out your clit.
RavenKing - 10.12.2010 at 14:55  
  The only listenable album in Celtic Frost's immensely overrated discography. Still, far from great.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.12.2010 at 15:52  
Rating: 7
Written by RavenKing on 10.12.2010 at 14:55

The only listenable album in Celtic Frost's immensely overrated discography. Still, far from great.


totally agreed. But then again its forerunner Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.
RavenKing - 10.12.2010 at 21:43  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Written by RavenKing on 10.12.2010 at 14:55

The only listenable album in Celtic Frost's immensely overrated discography. Still, far from great.


totally agreed. But then again its forerunner Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


I don't think Bathory's Black Metal period is overrated, as it's far from being popular. However, their material after "Blood Fire Death" is overrated (especially as the few Thrash albums suck major ass).

Hellhammer is pure shit. And Venom is often compared to Bathory but Bathory is a significant step above.
BloodFireDeath - 10.01.2011 at 06:35  
Rating: 10 Bathory is a GREAT fucking band. I think some of their viking albums are overrated though.
BloodFireDeath - 10.01.2011 at 06:36  
Rating: 10 This is not nearly as overrated as some of death's releases.
vezzy - 10.01.2011 at 15:45  
Rating: 8
Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.01.2011 at 06:36

This is as overrated as some of death's releases.


Fixed for accuracy.

But I still like it.
BloodFireDeath - 10.01.2011 at 23:46  
Rating: 10 Yeah ok. Clumsy grammar i know. Death is still very overrated though haha.
RavenKing - 12.01.2011 at 13:56  
  Problem with Viking era Bathory is vocals. Quorthon was very good at harsh vocals but mediocre (and even awful at times) as for clean vocals. It spoils a lot on "Hammerheart" and "Twilight Of The Gods".
JCJen7 - 17.04.2011 at 08:04  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Written by RavenKing on 10.12.2010 at 14:55

The only listenable album in Celtic Frost's immensely overrated discography. Still, far from great.


totally agreed. But then again its forerunner Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


Do you like any early black metal bands? or is it a genre you dislike as a whole?
RavenKing - 17.04.2011 at 15:51  
 
Written by JCJen7 on 17.04.2011 at 08:04

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Written by RavenKing on 10.12.2010 at 14:55

The only listenable album in Celtic Frost's immensely overrated discography. Still, far from great.


totally agreed. But then again its forerunner Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


Do you like any early black metal bands? or is it a genre you dislike as a whole?


Among the so-called 'early Black Metal bands', only Bathory can be considered as Black Metal.
Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Venom, Mercyful Fate are not Black Metal.
JCJen7 - 18.04.2011 at 04:59  
 
Written by RavenKing on 17.04.2011 at 15:51

Written by JCJen7 on 17.04.2011 at 08:04

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Written by RavenKing on 10.12.2010 at 14:55

The only listenable album in Celtic Frost's immensely overrated discography. Still, far from great.


totally agreed. But then again its forerunner Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


Do you like any early black metal bands? or is it a genre you dislike as a whole?


Among the so-called 'early Black Metal bands', only Bathory can be considered as Black Metal.
Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Venom, Mercyful Fate are not Black Metal.


Yeah, I have always kinda questioned calling them that. Ok, *Do you like any commonly known as early black metal bands, although many including Ravenking would dispute that? Or is it a misnamed genre in the eyes of many that you dislike as a whole?*
Void Eater - 18.04.2011 at 08:50  
  I do find this band to be overrated-influential, but on purely musical terms, not legendary status. Still, a good band, with this album, and Monotheist being their best albums. Triptykon though... Their debut is the heaviest album ever, maybe tied with Devourment.
Cill O' Connor - 03.02.2012 at 23:00  
Rating: 7
Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.01.2011 at 06:36

This is not nearly as overrated as some of death's releases.


Which Death era are you referring to? I much prefer their later proggier stuff to the old school death metal style of stuff like "Scream Bloody Gore". But then I tend not to like old school death metal in general :\
BloodFireDeath - 10.02.2012 at 09:05  
Rating: 10
Written by Cill O' Connor on 03.02.2012 at 23:00

Written by BloodFireDeath on 10.01.2011 at 06:36

This is not nearly as overrated as some of death's releases.


Which Death era are you referring to? I much prefer their later proggier stuff to the old school death metal style of stuff like "Scream Bloody Gore". But then I tend not to like old school death metal in general :\


Well I think the later stuff is overrated yes but STILL good. I just think with me its about taste whereas it is just not my thing. Do I think it is overrated? Yes a bit. But that in no way means it is in any shape or form bad. I just love this Celtic Frost release because I can listen to it from start to finish and feel fullfilled. As for Death their best album in my mind is their transitional one Human. It is their heaviest and most colorfull.
Korah - 05.03.2012 at 20:44  
  Epic album!
musicalkaratekid - 31.03.2012 at 13:43  
Rating: 9 Celtic frost may well have been categrozied as thrash metal in the 80's (specifically before into the pandemonium), but the doom and gloom of some of their songs spawned a different atmosphere to that of any other metal band achieving similar success. Being one of only three bands from switzerland that i actually listen to, this band sure did know how to construct a few powerful songs around such 'terrifying' concepts. And let's face it, the symphonic material used in the instrumentals and in some of the songs had a better use then than some symphonic metal bands do today. An album that perhaps paved the way properly for extreme sub-genres, and rightly so.
RAVASTATOR - 03.06.2012 at 19:41  
  Really solid album, bought it for dirt cheap when i started getting more into metal and was more or less an initiation for me into this sort of delicious mix of thrashiness and 'crunchy' production. Admittedly, I was young so it took me a while to 'appreciate' (i.e. not laugh at) the high vocals on tracks like Circle of the Tyrants. tr00

Also agree with musicalkaratekid about the sounds used to create atmosphere setting this album apart, the big horn sounds reminding me of Sumerian influence in stuff like Behemoth, etc.

Still love to revisit, awesome primitive ur-thrash!
Cuca Beludo - 29.06.2012 at 21:35  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


They were the most influential bands for the black metal and also others extreme metal sub-genres. You are not a fan of black metal, right?
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.06.2012 at 21:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Guest on 29.06.2012 at 21:35

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


They were the most influential bands for the black metal and also others extreme metal sub-genres. You are not a fan of black metal, right?


I am a big fan of black metal.

They might have been of influence but so were loads of other bands. Their influence seems to be overstressed nowadays.
Cuca Beludo - 29.06.2012 at 21:42  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.06.2012 at 21:37

Written by Guest on 29.06.2012 at 21:35

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.12.2010 at 15:52

Hellhammer is even more overrated. Another overrated band I would like to add is Bathory and also Venom.


They were the most influential bands for the black metal and also others extreme metal sub-genres. You are not a fan of black metal, right?


I am a big fan of black metal.

They might have been of influence but so were loads of other bands. Their influence seems to be overstressed nowadays.


Hm.. I am not a big fan of black metal, but I think Bathory and Venom kick the @$$ of any other black metal band, even the ones from the sec. wave, but opinions are opinions.
megadeath13 - 13.01.2013 at 22:25  
  Life changing album! Every single note in this album is phenomenal. Its dark and evil. So way ahead of its time.
Illog1cal - 20.01.2013 at 23:21  
  Great, if a little unmemorable at times and also repetitive.
squidrick420 - 14.04.2013 at 06:13  
Rating: 10
Quote:
I am a big fan of black metal.

They might have been of influence but so were loads of other bands. Their influence seems to be overstressed nowadays.


I agree that a ton of the truly influential bands go unnoticed and get overshadowed by Venom, Bathory, and the usual. Bands like Flames Of Hell, Tormentor, Root, Torr, Sadistik Execution,Vulcano, and quite a few others are also fairly important to the development of BM in their own way.
Lião - 29.04.2013 at 08:02  
Rating: 7 Nothing can be said about this release today, now acclaimed as a masterpiece in the history of extreme metal music.
Maco - 31.05.2013 at 04:33  
Rating: 7 Dawn of meggido is awesome. Cool song with gothic touches.
Timelord - Today at 05:33  
Rating: 9 I laugh at just how stupid people sound when they spout off the cliched " so and so is overrated". The only thing I hear is ' I don't like it and you shouldn't either ". If a particular band or album receives high ratings/positive reviews, acknowledged as a major influence by hundreds of bands and/or credited for shaping a whole new genre for 30+yrs THEY ARE NOT OVERRATED!! I get it. People have different tastes and there is a shitload of bands that I personally don't care for while most love it. I never use the whiny "overrated" statement . People have spoken and it is what it is. Don't like it? Your choice move along then. Stop trying to make others seem inferior to your almighty preferences.
Lit. - Today at 06:05  
  ^ Jeez, what a whiner.

Anyway, this album is massively overrated, as is anything prior to Monotheist. Now that's a good Celtic Frost album.
deadone - Today at 18:16  
Rating: 7
Written by Lit. on Today at 06:05

^ Jeez, what a whiner.

Anyway, this album is massively overrated, as is anything prior to Monotheist. Now that's a good Celtic Frost album.



A band could shit in your mouth and you would find it good as long as it was new/modern.
deadone - Today at 18:18  
Rating: 7
Written by Timelord on Today at 05:33

I laugh at just how stupid people sound when they spout off the cliched " so and so is overrated". The only thing I hear is ' I don't like it and you shouldn't either ". If a particular band or album receives high ratings/positive reviews, acknowledged as a major influence by hundreds of bands and/or credited for shaping a whole new genre for 30+yrs THEY ARE NOT OVERRATED!! I get it. People have different tastes and there is a shitload of bands that I personally don't care for while most love it. I never use the whiny "overrated" statement . People have spoken and it is what it is. Don't like it? Your choice move along then. Stop trying to make others seem inferior to your almighty preferences.



Good post.

Celtic Frost were true innovators for their time. No one can dispute that.
Lit. - Today at 20:35  
 
Written by deadone on Today at 18:16

A band could shit in your mouth and you would find it good as long as it was new/modern.

Celtic Frost is one of many cases of bands who's legacy outweighs the quality of their music, like Venom or Kreator. Except being, in this case, Celtic Frost actually released an album that's actually good and outdoes their previous discography by country miles, something that can't be said for the other two listed bands (and are, at least, not trying to relive the sorry old days, like Venom).

Don't get so sore about it, you angry little man.

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