Celtic Frost To Mega Therion

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Artist Celtic Frost
Year 1985
Release Date
1. Jan 1985
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 40:19
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8.2 x4
Heavy Non-Prog Extreme Metal
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Four users rate this album 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. nobody thinks it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
8.9
Avant-Garde Prog-Related Metal
"To Mega Therion" starts out with the dark and heavy avant-garde instrumental "Innocence and Wrath" which also feature a dark Frensh horn section and a slave-galley style timpani, befire exploding into the dark midtempo thrasher "The Usurper". The doomy "Dawn of Meggido" is similar in athmosphere to "Innocence and Wrath", while "Eternal Summer" does not live up to its happiness-encouraging name, being an uptempo thrash-ish track. This album also contains a rerecording of "Circle of the Tyrants", now spiced up with special effects and female vocals - just to give it a slightly avant-garde touch."(Beyond the) North Winds" is a quite heavy track which also seems slightly inspored by more traditional heavy metal, while "Tainted Eyes" is more uptempo, featuring a wee bit of slap bass (well, pull bass, really). "Tears in a Prophet's" dream is an avant-garde instrumental, which perhaps qualifies more as soundscape than music. "Necromantical Screams" features eerie female operatic vocals and some strange sound effects. If "Into the Pandemonium" is the birth of avant-garde metal, then "To Mega Therion" constitutes the conceivement thereof. Its dark style may not be for everyone, but if you're into gothic metal and darker thrash metal and don't mind a bit of artifartiness, then I'd recommend that you give "To Mega Therion" a listen.

(review originally posted on metalmusicarchives.com)
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8.9
Avant-Garde Prog-Related Metal