Wailing, atonal strings and myriad speech samples abound in its swirling vacuum, to the point that it seems to conjure the image of some satellite spinning off beyond the earth's atmospheric envelope. Motown meets metallic, Mesopotamian antiquity. With an ominous choir effect accompanying a fast backbeat between the first chorus and the second verse, the cover even manages to squeeze in some foreshadowing of the weirdness to unfold throughout the rest of the album. And that's not all. "To Mega Therion", the mighty predecessor of "Into the Pandemonium" had some fantastic innovative elements, but the here presented work goes many steps too far. 65 talking about this. I would also point out "Mesmerized", which has a similar Warrior vocal treatment and a glint of lush acoustics threaded through the verse, and a somber melodic passage through the bridge that inspire at least two dozen Paradise Lost tunes. For me, the highlights of the album are the parts which are reminiscent of their earlier work, such as the crushing 'Babylon Fell', the fast paced 'Inner Sanctum', and even 'I won't Dance' is a pretty catchy track with some decent riffs. The duet of Tom and opera singer Claudia-Maria Mokri , the partly orchestral instrumentation and the sawing guitars form a majestic yet moribund masterpiece. Which like a blossoming to heaven rise" - "Tristesses de la Lune" It starts out with a nice, doom-laden groove, quickly transitions into an almost funk-like section, and then...Tom opens his mouth. "Mesmerised" is exactly what I am referring to. The beautiful "Oriental Masquerade" has a similar texture to the "Innocence and Wrath" intro, with horns, timpanis and sluggish riffing redolent of a Japanese giant monster movie from decades past...only the violins are truly top shelf here. The Anglicized metallic version "Sorrows of the Moon", available on most of the CD releases, is less appealing, perhaps, but there's no doubt it was easier to pull off live and justifies inclusion. But to get back to the issue at hand, the silicone boobs. 'Into The Pandemonium' was released a decade before its time. Nobody expected this radical progression/change after the monumental "To Mega Therion" album, and it still has people scratching their heads. If it is, it's not a funny one. Into the Pandemonium, an Album by Celtic Frost. A phenomenon whose alluring lyrical imagery, intricate variation and balanced production ensure that it survives as one of the finest examples of the avant-garde to arrive in heavy rock since the proggish embellishments of the 70s. Well, the most obvious one is of course the use of classical instruments and clean female vocals in their songs, both to add doomy grandeur and to bring into the mixture a measure of beauty. Firstly, some albums have to be assessed in the context of when they were released and Celtic Frosts' Into The Pandemonium is one such album. Genres: Thrash Metal, Avant-Garde Metal. The metal evolution has had its share of dead ends, but the silicone monstrosities of Tom G Warrior were not one of those; Into the Pandemonium has influenced many things from behind the curtain in the strip club: there are doom bands with strangely familiar, grandiose songs that nod humbly to Rex Irae. Sometimes, he sounds like he’s imitating those lazy grunge vocals that hadn’t been invented yet while having an unsatisfying orgasm. The companion track “Sorrows of the Moon” is in English. And in case you haven't noticed, the letters in "melon" can be rearranged as "lemon", and organically farmed lemons can be very, very good. Just enjoy it (or not) and... and well, that's it. It's not fast or thrashing but way more doomier and way more goth/electronic-influenced. Thank fucking god! Into the Pandemonium, on the other hand, feels as if the trio had gone on some worldwide vacation for two years, smoked from a variety of pipes and hookahs over numerous continents, and then returned by elephant back to their native Zurich. But to my horror, as soon as the slow melodic section starts, emo-vampire Tom Warrior rears his ugly head once more. Rot in Pieces, oh beautiful one. I was LAUGHING at Celtic Frost! Come to think of it one of the members of this band, (Tom I believe) is now always shown wearing a snow cap, and some weird corpse paint. Lyrically speaking, this goes beyond anything that Tom G. Warrior has written: Into the Pandemonium A shared blog, in which we shall put ourselves to publish basically anything that comes to our minds, out of plain boredom. We tasted the wine of Persepolis, These adjectives aren't seen together very often, and that right there shows how special this album is. So yeah, this album is really nowhere as good as either 'Morbid Tales' or 'To Mega Therion', both of which are 90 point albums. The band is dead, and should you see it walking around, playing gigs or simply existing, it is not the real Celtic Frost, but a zombie-like animated corpse; only the return of Tom G Warrior can bring it back to the kind of unlife today's metal needs. So our revered Swiss masters decide to open this most earth-shattering of albums with a cover; now that’s a novelty by all means, of course; but what’s more interesting is that they have chosen the hit of one of the most obscure entities known to the metal world in order to make the five metal heads who have heard the original cry their hearts out with nostalgic crocodile tears, with the fond childhood memories from the good old days when they were barely 3-4 years old… a poignant, really poignant moment from metal history, and I can’t help but take a short break and wipe those tears of mine although I’ve never ever listened to the original; so please, make your own conclusions about the timeless significance of this “Mexican Radio” with which I instantly replaced the "Chinese Radio" I bought from some London Boys around the same time. !”, I wondered, and logically decided to track down the previous efforts, between “Morbid Tales” and this… there had to be a seed planted earlier somewhere for this travesty to fully bloom... cause, man, was it blooming with all the colours of the rainbow! For you! One may wish the remaining cuts to be “Babylon…” copies, but unfortunately it’s not Christmas time yet for those wishes to come true, and Santa Claus doesn’t come from Switzerland, but from Sweden. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music. Type: Full-length Release date: September 4th, 2006 Catalog ID: NMRCD017 Version desc. Reciting. Exalting fantasy ... Support on select dates came from Ten Tonne Dozer (Shetland Islands, UK), Def-Con One (UK) and Attica Rage (UK) among others. moments, and those are more annoying than amusing, and a nifty cover song. "Babylon Fell" would have fit in perfectly with the prior album, it's huge and unforgettable palm muted grooves some of the heaviest in the Frost lexicon. Some of us however are not smart and we continue eating until it feels like our insides are going to explode in a glorious shower of blood and intestines. I can't imagine modern Metal without this album. Label-Code: LC 6448, Drums, Percussion, Timpani, Keyboards, Vocals (backing), Vocals (backing) (track 2), Vocals (additional) (tracks 5, 9). And this is where the mighty kingdom/legacy that the mighty Celtic Frost helped created started to change. The band were early pioneers of thrash and death and began to build a following, although they never received the fame they deserved. Gothic metal (or goth metal) is a fusion genre combining the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. Enjoy it or hate it, it had an enormous influence. To my utter delight, these nightmares never came to pass, at least not instantaneously; the scene wasn’t swept away by a transformational “avalanche” coming from the highest mounts of the Swiss Alps. Tom’s vocals are only satisfactory when they exist in the form of a gross bark. This release must have been a shock when it first came out, with its numerous sonic experiments pulling Celtic Frost in a bunch of different directions, most of which no one had even imagined before. Well, they never were my thing. Sometimes being natural beats any artificial enhancements. She often lies enraptured as she dies Just enjoy it (or not) and... and well, that's it. Mood and inspiration, songwriting and distinction. The 80's was a decade of metal, synth pop, exceptionally ugly clothes (save for stone washed jeans, of course), Miami Vice and humongous silicone tits. My second favourite track emphasises the bombastic side of the band. Discover (and save!) or another prime example: And the best part...no whiny vampire-vocals to be found! By contrast, "Caress into Oblivion" marks my first personal climax of the album. Find Celtic Frost bio, music, credits, awards, & streaming links on AllMusic - Brilliant and eccentric metal band from… All right, fine; we soldier on: if the Wall of Voodoo cover has failed to mesmerize you with its voodoo dolls… sorry, spells, then “Mesmerized” should do the trick, a relaxed gothic cut with Tom G. Warrior wailing throughout like someone whose first-time girlfriend has just dumped him. And we are not talking about any tiny, cosmetic 2 dl additions that shape the bosom to a fuller hemisphere. Firstly, I can live without much of the melodic vocal work, especially by T.G Warrior himself. "Into The Pandemonium" is an album that signaled the end of the classic era of Celtic Frost, what happened extremely shortly afterwards is pure tragedy. A loud echo that is bouncing off the stone walls much like shown in the album cover's artwork. After the entire … Celtic Frost. Into the Pandemonium A shared blog, in which we shall put ourselves to publish basically anything that comes to our minds, out of plain boredom. Is it possible to enjoy the album afterwards? It’s also worth of note that the motifs heard on this “mesmerizing” number are a precursor to the gothic/doom elegies of Paradise Lost; and this is where I start to like this effort a bit which follows with “Inner Sanctum”, a pleasing heavy cut which even captures some of the refined aggression of “To Mega Therion” the Warrior’s vocal bravado brought back with full force. Both took things forward (a full foot, measured from the breastbone). The apt titled, Into The Pandemonium, isn't my favorite Celtic Frost release but is still essential listening. There is some slight increase of complexity from, say, a "Jewel Throne" in the sheer variety of riffs and the drumming, but it's not likely to offend expectations for further, mosh ready fare. that starts off the album is a triumph as well, featuring some tight, energetic playing and a rockin’ vibe with a layer of the band’s usual filth layered on top. Not singing. This album would have gotten a higher score, but unfortunately Celtic Frost broke way too many rules. Rex Irae alone shows so many new elements, with the distant horns echoing in the great caverns of Hell, the violins licking their ominously devilish sharp tunes, almost like riffs from a rack-stretched guitar, and the alto voice sounding like a pissed-off, voluptuous angel of retribution hovering above a procession of doomed souls staggering into Tartarus. But then here comes Tom Warrior, wailing and moaning like he's getting the best blowjob of his life, pissing away any build up of mood or atmosphere. The accusing voice of Tom fits the musical approach very well and the memorable chorus crowns the song. "[REMEMBRANCE I:] Tom Warrior's trademark guitar tone cuts razor sharp through the mix; his classic grunting vocal style is on display in full glory, replete with as many "OOH"s, "AAH"s and "HEY"s as any fan could hope for. This was a brave album, born almost entirely of exotic, worldly compulsion and a clear desire to bend the boundaries of possibility for not only Celtic Frost alone, but the entire metal genre. … Wspomnę tylko, że od "Morbid Tales" po troszkę już industrialne "Into the Pandemonium" było cudownie, potem wg mnie tak trochę nie za bardzo (choć nie mówię, że źle), aż do 2006 roku kiedy to Celtic Frost nagrał album "Monotheist"- jak dla mnie jeden z lepszych metalowych albumów XXI wieku. Perhaps that and One in Their Pride is Celtic Frost's subliminal confession that they like hip hop. In 1984 CELTIC FROST released “Morbid Tales,” considered by most to be a true metal classic. Once again, as upon To Mega Therion, I felt that Warrior was trying to train his audience in the act of a wider, aesthetic appreciation. The first track, "Mexican Radio," starts up, and I'm instantly impressed. This last region - Last of fire And the worst part is, there really wasn't any reason for this vocal style; Tom's grunting style would have suited this song just fine, seeing how effectively it was used on earlier quasi-symphonic material like "Necromantical Screams." It should come as no surprise that Sabrina and Sandra terminated their careers after the release of the album reviewed here (CC Catch survived the threat, though; what an amazing woman! Limbs. The courage of the band deserves respect, but the experiment itself has gone wrong. "This evening the moon dreams more lazily In 1987 followed Into the Pandemonium. The songs which do not scream for individuality at any cost do not convince as well. An electronic hip hop song. Celtic Frost were a Swiss extreme metal band from Zurich. There’s no denying this album’s status and influence on the extreme metal and avant-garde genres. A tragedy, as mentioned above. Since you’re asking me—hey, it’s my review—I’ll say it definitively: not only is this CF’s best album, it is one of the best metal albums of all time. Depending on whom you ask, the slump may contain either Into the Pandemonium, Vanity/Nemesis, or even both. They must have struggled self-hypnotizing themselves into tolerating it; they had worshipped at the altar of the Swiss for wholesome 4/5 years, so why denounce all this for the sake of several gothic and dancey motifs? Then we get to the songs that stick to the old Celtic Frost style that's not quite thrash, not quite black metal and not quite death metal either. When I say experiemental I don't mean that they played around with their guitar pedals to create some fucked up sound. Celtic Frost (/ ˈ k ɛ l t ɪ k f r ɒ s t /) were a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich.They are known for their strong influence on the development of extreme metal and avant-garde metal. Shame that 'One in their Pride' is on here twice, and both versions are truly horrible, notably the completely unoriginal and monontonous breakbeats. Jan 10, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Surge. Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am Posts: 2851 Location: United States of America United States of America Again, with everything else up to this and "Monothiest" is pretty much essential to a metal head's music library because of what those albums meant at the time. The enormous silicone boobs installed on starlets of the 80's have probably gone through a process of erosion similar to Into the Pandemonium, and both were children of their times. I am sure this confused the shit out of people back in the day, but may be they had to have something that would raise an ironic chuckle out of metal heads because after the up-beat 80's one hit wonder cover, it gets fucking depressing. Into the Pandemonium is the second studio album by Swiss extreme metal band Celtic Frost, released in 1987. This is nothing short of what would be found on Ministry's "Twitch" when Al Jourgenson was making the switch from new romantic to drugged-out rivothead. Into the Pandemonium A shared blog, in which we shall put ourselves to publish basically anything that comes to our minds, out of plain boredom. For example, Beethoven’s 8th Symphony led him to the 9th Symphony, both equally as grandiose musical phenomena (now if this isn’t the most relevant example ever!). 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