Steven Swan | Illinois | 10/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although it seemed on their 3rd album they would again mature and perhaps throw a few new things into the mix, it did come as a shock to hear the new version of CF coming out of my speakers. Strange experience listening to this very CD...I had a few CD's in the changer, one was Only Theatre Of Pain by Christian Death...well long story short, I guess I was not paying attention because I thought the Theatre Of Pain CD was going on and on and on, and they were a bit heavier and stranger than I remember or something until I realized it was Celtic Frost that had been playing for the most part.
After figuring that out, it can be an enjoyable CD to listen to, it has some very different sounds thrown in that have been mentioned plenty, and it is still quite heavy.
One of the more creative, influential bands in Metal history, not one to go stale from one CD to the next rehashing the same sound, it can be frustrating if you are looking for the Morbid Tales version, or even the Mega Therion version, but in all that experiementing is a brave new CF ready to hit you head on like it or not...it's interesting and and excellent CD of classic metal."