Continuing on the theme of me last posing, I've remembered another blast from the past. This is a right toughie as the videos above feature two of me very favourite bands doing the same song - Obituary doing a cover of Celtic Frost's Circle Of The Tyrants.
The first video is of the mighty Celtic Frost who are considered to be the pioneers of death/black metal & the video was shot during their early 80s pomp. Check out the band's suitably metal fashion sense! I have always wanted to walk around with a big fooking studded wrist band and dress like a barbarian heavy metal warrior hell bent on leather! Add a bit of face paint & a touch of black mascara & I think I'll look fooking ACE! But noooo, wifey has to be a fooking killjoy & insist I behave me age . . .
Second vid features what I consider to be one of the best death metal bands to have ever walked the planet. I urge even the non-metalheadz to this blog to check em out as their live shows fooking kick ass.
Awesome music + quite possibly the deathliest growl this side of the universe from "singer" John Tardy + serious headbanging from the Obituary themselves = SERIOUS FOOKING METAL!
Again, I ask you to vote on which is the better version - ori or cover? I'm leaning towards the cover as I've had the privilege to actually see Obituary live during their Cause Of Death tour & this song tore the fooking roof off! Like I said, this is a tough choice & as usual, I look forward to yer comments & thoughts on the subject.
PS: Both bands have reformed in the last few years & have new LPs out. Obituary released Executioners Return in Aug 2007 whilst The Frost's new album Monotheist also hit the market earlier this year.