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Into the Pandemonium
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Into the Pandemonium (Bonus Track Edition)
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Released in 1987, only now can people understand just how far ahead of its time this album was. Not only did it have maniacal rhythms, but introduced electronica into extreme metal. On every level, it was a remarkable record, full of visionary ideas and ideals. This release includes alternate versions of tracks from the album and a cover of Dean Martin! The concept and art direction of the release was done by the man behind Celtic Frost, Tom G. Warrior. It almost seems churlish to regard Celtic Frost as one of the great extreme metal bands, because they were so much more than that. It’s better to hail them as among the finest extreme and experimental bands of the 1980s. Refusing ever to do what was expected or demanded, the band constantly changed musical direction, always brought in surprising influences, and kept people guessing as to where they might venture next. Their catalogue of albums is formidable and unmatched. Each is not only unique, but part of an entire tapestry that only now can be appreciated for being a remarkable part of music history. Despite, or maybe because of, constant turmoil on so many fronts, Celtic Frost achieved an artistic level few others would even have dared to dream of aspiring towards. They climbed high because they were never afraid to fall. Which is why the band are now rightly regarded as icons, and iconoclasts.
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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.
Buy it, and live again.
I give this record 2 stars in total.
1 star for the title, cover art, layout, production and the band's attempt with
" Babylon Fell ".
The second star is given for " Inner Sanctum ". In my opinion the only song on this album worth the actual time spent recording its entirety.
The growly vocals were still there, but there was more of an operatic, pseudo-symphonic feel to the music, though there were still the death metallic touches of such songs as Caress Into Oblivion and Oriental Masquerade. Yet, even those had something a bit different.
Back in the fold came Martin Ain and Reed St. Mark, the “classic” lineup. The sound is a lot more polished and experimental, yet I found it more accessible and can I say, less harsh? It wasn’t as dark and nasty as the predecessors, but I love it just the same. A great addition to their catalog. Highly recommended.
There's not much of exaggeration in this statement. Celtic Frost were known for innovative and genre-defying nature of their music in mid-80s. This album is the pinnacle of their career.
What we have here is diversity beyond imagination. While the general mood of the album can be described as proto-death/proto-doom metal (sorry, folks, there's only so-so of thrash here), it doesn't say it all.
The album starts with an up-tempo "Mexican Radio", the track that would be best described as break-beat meets death-metal. :) A fun and strong number.
2nd track, "Mesmerized", a doomy track with moaning vocals that creates a sense of depression.
"Inner Sanctum" is more in the tradition of Celtic Frost
4th comes the absolutely groundbreaking "Tristesses de la Lune". This one, featuring heavenly female voice layered over disturbing violin, with guitar noises in the background, at that time was music unheard of. 7-10 years later these same ideas are all around in many gothic, ethereal and neo-classic bands.
"Babylon Fell" and "Caress into Oblivion" are again typical CF songs with shifting tempos, unique Tom G. Warrior's vocals and driving rhythms.
"One in Their Pride" was another example of never-before-heard music on this CD. Featuring a drum-machine imitation by human drummer, with sharp staccato rhythms, with spoken words samples and distorted voice layered here and there, it was as industrialized as it was possible for metal in those days. Amazing!
"I Won't Dance" is more of a "Mexican Radio"-type of track. Very catchy. Very original.
"Rex Irae" and "Oriental Masquerade" conclude the album on a high note, being close to symphonic music, with a usual Celtic-Frost-touch.
I have the 1st print of this CD, so it doesn't feature any bonus tracks.
I can hardly name any 80s metal album that deserves your attention more than this one. That's too bad that names like Celtic Frost are almost forgotten now, because people are missing a lot. Highest recommendations.