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Morbid Tales [CD]

Celtic Frost Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000H1C3ZC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,113 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Human (Intro)
2. Into The Crypts Of Rays
3. Visions Of Mortality
4. Dethroned Emperor
5. Morbid Tales
6. Procreation (Of The Wicked)
7. Return To The Eve
8. Danse Macabre
9. Nocturnal Fear
10. Circle Of The Tyrants
11. Visual Aggression
12. Suicidal Winds

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A turning point 1 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
Celtic Frost is Hellhammer mark 2, considering that this was a band that set out with the simple intention of being more "extreme" than Venom the result was to more than limit the music. So Hellhammer was disbanded and Celtic Frost, formed by the same members, with Tom G. Warrior at the helm, rose to replace it. The idea was to create the same primitive thrashy punk style of metal, but to expand this style into a darker more sophisticated vision. After listening to "Morbid Tales" one can easily tell that they succeeded with merit. There is the same punk influenced metal on full display, but the songs are longer, giving them a chance to develop into more complex structures, lyrics are more mature, explore dark themes and emotions and the production is much clearer than the primitive Hellhammer. Celtic Frost have since been immortalized as one of the founding fathers of black metal, with there influence clear on the likes of Darkthrone and Immortal. Something of an anomaly in their homeland of Switzerland, with this release Celtic Frost had successfully shaken off the quest for pure brutality and been given the chance to explore more sophisticated themes as a result.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dr Rick
Format:Audio CD
I was moved to write my first review by a conviction that this CD is worth more than the 3/5 it was currently rating ...
So, Celtic Frost are far from perfect, that's a fact. And I'll willingly confess to the fact that good friends have laughed at me (for hours) for owning their records ... not to mention the "acquired taste" that is the Hellhammer EP.
However ... for those of a certain musical prediliction, this is very good, original, influential stuff. Celtic Frost showed that you could write catchy songs without a whiff of melody, crunchingly heavy songs that you could tap along to without the aid of a pneumatic drill, and get away with grunts, opera singers and the most unmusical guitar solos known to man.
The majesty of To Mega Therion and the originality of Into the Pandemonium couldn't have come from a band who hadn't released stuff like this, and if you listen you can hear the roots here ... not to mention the fact that this album rocks more than the subsequent ones do. And forget about Cold Lake and Vanity / Nemesis, they're irrelevant to the fact that the early Frost were seminal, and Xavier Russell in Kerrang! was right all those years ago when he called the Frosties the "Sabbath of the Eighties". I mean, after all, no other band since has stuck quite so rigidly to the rule that all riffs MUST be played exactly four times.
This is just so good I'm going to have to go listen to it again right now ... if you see my neighbours, apologise for the noise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars live 4 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I saw frost live on their 'One in their Pride' tour at the City Hall in Newcastle. It has to be said - at the time - they weren't the greatest live act ever to grace a stage... but they certainly had a unique charm...
Thats not where the genius of celtic frost lies tho - they have that unquantifiable 'something' that makes them different. unique... And its beyond my wit to explain why.. Personally, I love Mega Therion, Pandemonium... and Appollyon Sun (we wont go into Cold Lake territory...) - and Morbid Tales is where it all began... (Hellhammer excepted of course - but you should buy apocalyptic raids too - at least everything to Pandemonium) Excited about the new album tho - if you've read this far - just buy and enjoy! (i'm biaised mind you, as this is my youth - but don't let that put you off - it is superb! ;-)
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