"It was not my departure from Celtic Frost which caused the group's inexorable demise. It was the group's inexorable demise which caused my departure." - Tom G Warrior 17 April 2008
Black metal, thrash metal, death metal, avante garde metal . . .. shit, even glam & fooking hair metal, thy Mighty Frost have been there & done it. Its the second time this hugely influential band has split & much to the disappointment of its many fans given that the reformation effort Monotheist was a fooking return to form. Equal parts doom, thrash & eurocentric avant garde metal, it promised more great things from a band going back to its roots & reinventing itself.
Listen to their early stuff (ie from Morbid Tales to Into The Pandemonium) & you will hear just why Celtic Frost is held in such high regard. Me remembers soiling me pants when me first heard a pirated tape containing the first two EPs during me college days. At a time when Metallica, Slayer & Maiden were considered cutting edge, Thy Mighty Frost were quite simply something else.
Fer the uninitiated, do check out the vid below fer a sample or better yet purchase or download To Mega Therion (featuring artwork from no1 fan HR Giger himself!) & debut EP Morbid Tales. Serious metalheadz will NOT be disappointed (but please avoid shitty glam rock album, Cold Lake, which Warrior himself describes as an "abomination") !!!
Alas, there shall be no more music under the moniker of Celtic Frost. So thank you fer the brilliant albums & the numerous occasions of whiplash listening to them had caused.
ps: First vid is the Frost circa 1985 & the second is from the latest album. Enjoy!