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One Foot in Hell

Cirith UngolAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 9, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • ASIN: B00000I5JF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,757 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blood & Iron
2. Cbaos Descends
3. The Fire
4. Nadsokor
5. 100 Mph
6. War Eternal
7. Doomed Planet
8. One Foot In Hell

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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 03/09/1999

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cirith Ungols Best Ever July 4, 2001
Format:Audio CD
While many Ungol fans prefer their older efforts, this CD, their last, dating from 1986 is my favorite. The songs are excellent, the singing unique and the guitar work very reminiscent of Black Sabbaths Tony Iommi.
Yes, it takes some getting used to Tim Bakers screaming vocals. they are not for everyone. His singing (or lack thereof, probably hindered this band from ever getting very popular). But the vocals fit the music so well, kind of like how Udo Dirkschneiders vocals fit Accepts music.
One Foot In Hell is probably Cirith Ungols most "commercial" effort and I say that due to the catchyness of the songs. "100MPH", "War Eternal" and "Doomed Planet" are excellent pieces of music. The rest of the CD's songs are of high quality as well.
It is too bad they are not around anymore. But you can enjoy what they created. "One Foot In Hell" is Cirith Ungol at their best. Buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chaos descends.... May 21, 2002
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Hard, heavy, fast and raw is the best way to describe 'old' Cirith Ungol. Full of wicked lyrics and driving guitar hits, these songs are definitely for the Chaos-oriented. From Blood & Iron, to Chaos Descends, to Nadsokor (The City of Thieves from Moorcock's Elric Saga?), to 100MPH, and One Foot In Hell this album hits hard, fast and relentlessly with the deep throaty growl of Tim Baker at the lead. IF you can still find it, their follow-up album King of the Dead, with Toccata in dminor, Finger of Scorn, King of the Dead, Atom Smasher, Black Machine, Cirith Ungol, and Master of the Pit is a great compliment to the other CD and the two will make quite a compilation of all their early great stuff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unreleased on CD for thirteen years!!! March 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is their third album from 1986. It is not better than their first two underrated classic albums: "Frost and Fire" and "King of the Dead." However, it's still a good album. If you enjoy Mercyful Fate you will like this group. The vocalist and the style of their music is similar to Mercyful Fate, but yet original and not fixated on Satanism. It is classic metal from the 80's and they were ahead of their time. "One Foot In Hell" is a good album from start to finish and none of the songs are horrible. The music is creepy, doom-laden, nightmarish, gloomy, and powerful as their previous albums. It's was long overdue for Metal Blade to release this album and I'm very glad to own it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars attention all TRUE metal lovers!!! May 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
yes,they have a "silly" name (if ya arent fimiliar with Tolkien).

yes,certain elements here are dated to the musical time in which it was created


this really,really holds up rather well!perhaps inferior to "king of the dead",this is in no way unworthy of your time.

for those that hunger for true metal,along the lines of Priest,Queensryche,Mercyful Fate,Maiden,Jag Panzer,etc..

i am always amazed at how MANY metal-folk who have no IDEA about this band - take a chance while you still can & thank me later!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Total killer Epic heavy Metal! May 9, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Cirith Ungol is a band that despite the fact that is never got HALF the recognition and the fame it deserved, never betrayed their heavy metal. In fact,their albums got better and btter all the time...One foot in hell finds them playing total epic metal not for the faint of heart....It Simply Crushes!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun nostalgia trip. June 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Cirith Ungol, One Foot in Hell (Metal Blade, 1986)
Well, this is it-- the album NME readers called the worst metal album in history. Okay, so it's cheesy, we all know that. It's eighties metal, and the vast majority of eighties metal was cheesy. (Did you ever actually LISTEN to the lyrics on those Venom albums? Cripes!) The production values, to be kind about it, blew goat (but were better than those on the band's first two albums, by maybe five bucks or so). Still, there's a majesty to songs like "Blood and Iron" and "One Foot in Hell" that's impossible to deny, even with Tim Baker's "well, it takes some gittin' usedta" voice. The boys are tighter than ever on this one, the music is straight-up metal, and man, you can't NOT love that cover (Whelan's painting that originally graced the cover of the seventies DAW edition of Michael Moorcock's The Vanishing Tower).
Like the first two albums, if you know you're going to like it via nostalgia, an abiding love of fantasy fiction (especially the Eternal Champion), or you've been a longtime fan of Cirith Ungol who just never got around to picking this up, do so. Quick. The rest of you, well, try some audio clips at Amazon to see how you feel about Tim Baker. *** ˝
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Metal Classic Returns March 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I discovered this band when I originally bought "The Best of Metal Blade-Volume II". Their track "Blood and Iron" was on that album and I was hooked. It has everything you need in a classic metal album-excellent riffing, good rythym section and doom and science fiction filled lyrics. I always thought that these guys were underappreciated and I was very happy to discover that Metal Blade re-released this on CD, as I never thought that I would ever be able to replace my worn out tape copy. If you like good, straight ahead 80's metal with solid chops, this is a great cd to own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars coming at you at 100 mph! July 31, 2000
Format:Audio CD
this album has been remastered and the music heads for your ears at 100 mph!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars cirith ungol rocked this
i am new to the group cirith ungol but i thought this was a very good metal album it has been described as doom metal i am not sure about that but if you like all kinds of metal... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kennet R. Beeney
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood & Metal
Cirith Ungol is awesome. Despite being obscure and under appreciated, these guys have once again proven themselves to be masters of metal. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Vice
5.0 out of 5 stars Handle with care at loud volume, this album is POWER!
I recently went through some of my old cassettes and found a copy of Frost and Fire. I was surprised to find it, along with King of the Dead and One Foot in Hell available online... Read more
Published 7 months ago by peter d avellone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
The cd got here quickly and in PERFECT condition- No cracks , broken tabs or anything! You can't always expect that so I was very pleased. Read more
Published on January 15, 2012 by BKeesey
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest statement by a metal band
Cirith Ungol is probably the best cult metal band of all time, this album is like the Lord of the Rings - King of the Dead is like the Silmarillion. Read more
Published on June 17, 2009 by O. Hughes
3.0 out of 5 stars Cirith Ungol - 'One Foot In Hell' (Metal Blade)
Band's so-so third record - first scaring customers out of music stores in 1986. Unfortunately, this CD isn't as good as the Los Angeles metal band's first two - 'Frost And Fire'... Read more
Published on March 30, 2009 by Mike Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars These Guys Should Have Been Huge
Cirith Ungol started out in 1977 in Ventura, Ca. where I happen to grow up. They put on a live show like you wouldn't believe. Most of the lyrics are based on J.R.R. Read more
Published on February 8, 2008 by Ryan M. Nakhleh
1.0 out of 5 stars The Best Part of This Album...
There is some metal out there that is actually good. This isn't an example of it. However, if you can find the album on vinyl you've got something. Read more
Published on June 8, 2006 by Tx. Hoosier
3.0 out of 5 stars "The howl of the Jakal"
I received a cassette of this CD back in the late 1980s from a friend. I kept it all these years as a novelty because it showcases one of the most bizarre vocalists I had ever... Read more
Published on January 30, 2004 by mwreview
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