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In Memory of Celtic Frost
In Memory of Celtic Frost
In Memory of Celtic Frost
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
 
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Few '80s underground metal bands have been as influential or as unappreciated as Celtic Frost. Long before the dawn of death metal or the advent of alternative metal, Celtic Frost was playing apocalyptic torrents of noise ...  more »

      
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All Artists: In Memory of Celtic Frost
Title: In Memory of Celtic Frost
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dwell Records
Original Release Date: 3/4/1996
Re-Release Date: 3/5/1996
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
Style: Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027297100626

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Few '80s underground metal bands have been as influential or as unappreciated as Celtic Frost. Long before the dawn of death metal or the advent of alternative metal, Celtic Frost was playing apocalyptic torrents of noise flavored with operatic vocals and tympani. In Memory of Celtic Frost features Enslaved, Mayhem, Grave, Emperor, and 10 other fringe bands reworking classic Frost tunes. For the most part, the covers are pretty faithful to the originals, but the solemnity with which they're played makes up for the bands' lack of creativity. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Has a few good moments.
sauerkraut | 12/18/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this tribute to Celtic Frost some time ago, but I've never listened to it that often. I consider myself to be a Celtic Frost fan, but I don't really get into the most of the covers on here. All of the songs are Celtic Frost tunes, except two that are Hellhammer tunes. I like the original version of "Procreation (Of the Wicked)," but the version from Enslaved isn't that great because the guitars sound strange. The cover of "Visual Aggression" also isn't appealing because the vocalist screams. The cover I like the most would be Grave's version of "Mesmerized." Opeth's cover of "Circle of the Tyrants" also has some nice elements to it. I admit that a lot of the vocalists on this compilation just aren't my taste (no one does it better than Tom G. Warrior). Warrior's band Apollyon's Sun does a cover of "Babylon Fell," originally performed on Into the Pandamonium. The version of "Danse Macabre" isn't to my liking (it doesn't sound anything like the original and is also too long). The liner notes of the CD also contain a biography of the band. The writer of this biography wasn't very nice though because he castigates everything that The Frost did after the Into the Pandamonium album (not a cool thing to do and very rude). There is also information about the bands that perform the different versions on here too. I don't totally recommend this album, but it has a few good moments. Listen to the original tunes done by The Frost. I actually give this CD 2.5 stars."
Die-hard "Frosties" might be interested
sauerkraut | 03/20/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"A compilation of (mostly) Celtic Frost wanna-be's. Although there are some listenable, if not good renditions here, none really hold a candle to the original CF, except Opeth's version of "Circle of the Tyrants." Grave does a decent job with "Mesmerized," and Inner Thought's version of "Morbid Tales" isn't bad, although the drum machine is a little annoying. I have no idea what T.G. Warrior's new band Appollyon's Sun is doing on here, but listening to their version of "Babylon Fell" conjures images of Cold Lake (makes me shudder in disgust). Finally, what's the deal with Closedown? Their version of "Danse Macabre" sounds like a fat lady leaning on a synthesizer for 12 minutes. What a waste of CD space."