Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
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Geadom
May 14th 2014


2812 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/news/31139/R.I.P.-H.R.-Giger/

damn

demigod!
May 14th 2014


44451 Comments


i know right

Tom G. Warrior wrote a big thing in memorial of him the other day. It sounds like they were pretty close.

For the first time in 74 years, last night was a night not illuminated by the indescribable light that was H.R. Giger.

H.R. Giger became our mentor, against all odds, when we, somewhat audaciously, first established contact with him some 30 years ago. At a time when almost everybody ridiculed, ignored, or even obstructed the music the then almost completely unknown Swiss underground band Hellhammer was creating, Giger listened to us, talked to us, and gave us a chance. Not least at a time when he was at one of many peaks of his path.

A little more than a year later, his exceptionally stunning art made what might be one of Celtic Frost's most important albums, "To Mega Therion", even more significant. Other links to Giger's universe also manifested themselves, almost as if it was predestined.

Eventually, after many more years, the mentorship became a friendship. It was a friendship and a personal connection I valued infinitely, and it also included his wonderful wife, Carmen, and many other remarkable people that were part of his circle.

When Celtic Frost came to an end so acrimoniously in 2008, H.R. Giger and his wife were among those who witnessed my uncontained despair and stood by me. That Giger subsequently agreed to collaborate with my new group, Triptykon, and thus enabled us to release our first album, "Eparistera Daimones", with one of his most dramatic paintings on the cover meant the world to me.

It apparently pleased Giger, too. He told me so on several occasions, and he completely stunned me in October 2011 by proposing that we continue the collaboration between him and Triptykon. I would have never asked for such a thing, because I never would have wanted to appear insatiable. He brushed such reservations aside, and it was his mentorship, friendship, and art that enabled us, once again, to release a second album on which music and cover art formed a seamless symbiosis. Only a few weeks ago, he held the result in his hands and loved it.

Regardless of anything I may write about H.R. Giger, however, none of these words will ever be able to truly, accurately describe him as a person and as a friend. It is utterly inconceivable to imagine a world without his wit, his perception, his genius, his horizon, his determination, his humour, his friendship, and his immeasurable kindness. And yet, we are now left in exactly such a world.


RIP

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lalchimiste
May 14th 2014


257 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0


Giger's art is amazing, so is the music related to it. RIP

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Totengott
May 28th 2014


857 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great album, great art, H.R. Giger's art is amazing. R.I.P.

Definitely a classic.

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frigyourgenre
May 28th 2014


1588 Comments


This sounds like black metal slayer

NeroCorleone80
May 29th 2014


29033 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It is

demigod!
May 29th 2014


44451 Comments


blackened, doomy slayer

m/

tempest--
June 22nd 2014


13497 Comments


what is this like thrash or dm or bm or what

never listened before but i just bought it because it was on sale

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pissbore
June 22nd 2014


9935 Comments


it is the truth and the truth shall set you free

Hawks
June 22nd 2014


35824 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck genre just listen and enjoy. m/

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manosg
June 23rd 2014


6101 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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DikkoZinner
July 15th 2014


3103 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Better than most

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demigod!
July 15th 2014


44451 Comments


truth [2]

BigPleb
July 15th 2014


36675 Comments


Miss u piss

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facupm
July 15th 2014


7703 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cool album, but i cant get into it as most of you

Sabrutin
July 15th 2014


875 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Let it grow, I agree it's not a thing you can like in a day or two.

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facupm
July 15th 2014


7703 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i've jammed many times and enjoyed, but its no classic for me

very influential though, i respect warrior obvioously

BMDrummer
July 15th 2014


7379 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Celtic Frost deserves more votes for all their albums

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Sabrutin
July 15th 2014


875 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@facupm: Fair enough, with "a day or two" I wasn't actually meaning exactly one day or two, just to clarify.

I remember I spent about a week deciding that this cd was the only cd that I could have played and, well, it worked.

Why keeping on with the listening, you ask? Well, that cover artwork is damn cool, isn't it?

@BMDrummer: Implying negative votes for a couple of certain albums.

BMDrummer
July 15th 2014


7379 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

No, I just mean they only have less than 500 votes per album, more people should know about them



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