Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion


4.5
superb

Review

by creepindeth_inc USER (2 Reviews)
December 27th, 2006 | 167 replies


Release Date: 1985 | Tracklist


OK, review numer zwei (that's "two" for those who don't speak German) for me. And what a fine album to review. Celtic Frost's "To Mega Therion." I'm gonna come right out and say this was one of the best purchases I've ever made. For those who don't have it, I recommend going out and buying it (after reading this perferably). Anyway, here's the review:

The Band:
Reed St. Mark - Drums, percussion
Thomas G Warrior - Vocals, guitars
Martin Eric Ain/Dominic Steiner - Bass

Innocence And Wrath
For a 1:09 intro song, this is actually a very good thrash-metal song. Very heavy and fast- which I like. As mentioned eralier, it serves as an intro to the next song, "The Usurper." Overall, 4/5.

The Usurper
Not too much to say about this song. The main riff is a continuation of the one started by "Innocence and Wrath." Basically, with its fast and aggressive sound, it's 3 and a half minutes of pure thash-metal glory. Even includes 3 small distorted guitar solos. 4/5

Jewel Throne
This is more of a Black Metal song. A lot of heavy guitar and deep and growling, yet understandable vocals. The song basically follows the same riff for a bit, but then changes for an extremely nice distorted guitar solo. No complaints from me at all. 4/5

Dawn of Megido
Compared to the speed and tempo of the previous songs, this one is rather slowed down. The guitar enters with a depressing riff that sets a dreary, yet interesting mood. That sad, depressing mood continues for most of the song, untill the guitar solo hits. Basically, the song just speeds up. Back into the main depressing riff and the song ends. To get the real feel for this song, think Metallica's "The Thing That Should Not Be." Not terrible, but not their strongest work. 3/5

Eternal Summer
Back to thrash-metal with this one. And it's a lovely little ditty about nuclear holocaust. Take these lyrics for a sample- "the clouds burn/or is it fire?" The tempo stays nice and fast for most of the song, but slows down right before entering into a fast, somewhat Megadeth-esq distorted guitar solo. Once again, another small slow-down in tempo and then WHAM! Right back into the speeding main riff. They hit the nail on the head with this one. 5/5

Circle of Tyrants
This is an interesting combination of thrash and black-metal. The vocals are very deep and the main riff is starts off fast. However, there are a lot of tempo changes in this one. It slows down and speeds up all throughout the song, which isn't necessarily bad, but I feel it's a bit distracting. I do like the double-bass kicks and the very good guitar solo, though. Once again, not bad by any standards, but not the greatest. 3/5

(Beyond the) North Wind
Back to black-metal with this one. The riff here is repetitive but very fast. And this song keeps tempo, which is a nice change from "Circle of Tyrants." As mentioned, the riff remains fast throughout the whole song, even through the guitar solo. Very good black-metal song. 4/5

Fainted Eyes
Not too much to say about this one. It's shining moment is the blistering main guitar riff. Fast song that will fill any thrash or black-metal fix. 3.5/5

Tears In a Prophet's Dream
Ever wonder what it sounds like to enter Hell? Listen to this and you'll find out. This isn't really a song, it's more of a bunch of eeree sound effects that'll send a chill down your spine. Sets one Hell of a mood (pardon the pun...). 5/5

Necromantical Screams
All I can say about this song is that this is the theme-song of Hell. 100% evil in every way. This is the one that'll scare the neighbors. In between the blistering, heavy riff, when Warrior growls "Necromantical Screams," you can actually hear the painfull, dying screams of the dead. What a freakin' amazing song. 5/5

What a great album. My only real complaint about it is the lack of shining moment for the bass. No bass solos or anything of the sort (as a bassist, that disapoints me...). Despite this lack, there is audibe bass in the album. Which is good. Overall, this is a damn-near perfect album that every thrash or black-metal fan should own. 4.5/5


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Comments:Add a Comment 
creepindeth_inc
December 27th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ok, got some editing to do on some of the tracks, so expect some changes as soon as i listen to the album again.

Tarantino's Tarantulas
December 28th 2006


819 Comments


You gave Circle of the Tyrants a 3? Ive only heard the Opeth cover, but if the original's anywhere near as good, that's a criminal rating.

creepindeth_inc
December 29th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ok, looked it over and added a few things. Review done.

You gave Circle of the Tyrants a 3?


Yeah, I gave it a 3. Those tempo changes just got to me after a bit.This Message Edited On 12.29.06

Unreal
June 2nd 2007


229 Comments


quite a short review, not the best ive seen either, try and add more desription to the songs, and maybe an introduction with some history and first responces and then a recapitulation of the review with your own opinion, would have made the review a hell of a lot better.
but over all a good job.
ive been meanig to get into celtic frost, might check this one out, thx.
/Respect

lanchege
June 3rd 2007


64 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this album. I'm glad they put out a couple good releases before Cold Lake and stuff. That was a horrid album. Dawn of Megiddo is such an amazing song.

NemesisDivina
June 3rd 2007


141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album, nice review.

But I don't know how you didn't give The Usurper a 5/5. Celtic Frost slayed that song live m/.

Hawks
March 20th 2008


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is the best album by these Black Metal legends.

rasputin
November 16th 2008


14555 Comments


slays for days

Altmer
November 16th 2008


5652 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty good record

heylelshalem
November 16th 2008


71 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love this album. it took a while for it to grow on me, but now its one of my favorites.

Hawks
November 16th 2008


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Celtic Frost's best album hands down.

BallsToTheWall
November 16th 2008


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I almost bought this yesterday but turned it down for Innerpartysystem. I don't regret it bu I still need this.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

masscows
November 16th 2008


2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

what the fuck is innerpartysystem, sounds fucking gay

you should be ashamed for getting that instead of this

BallsToTheWall
November 16th 2008


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Probaly, I know for a fact you wouldnt like innerpartysystem. I will get this tomorrow or whenever my cash flow returns.

trilogique
October 1st 2009


246 Comments


lol black metal

TricksterGRex
October 1st 2009


2087 Comments


melodeath >>>>>>>>>> black metal

BallsToTheWall
October 1st 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Country Pop>>>>>>>>black metal

Mordecai.
October 1st 2009


8282 Comments


Country/Grind/Disco with a splash of Electronica >>>>>>>>>> than black metal

BallsToTheWall
October 1st 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Iwrestledabearonce? Totally.

BallsToTheWall
October 1st 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Madnes???...........no...........this.......is......SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!



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