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To Mega Therion [Remaster]

  • 1. Innocence and Wrath
    2. Usurper, The
    3. Jewel Throne
    4. Dawn of Meggido
    5. Eternal Summer
    6. Circle of the Tyrants
    7. North Winds, (Beyond the)
    8. Fainted Eyes
    9. Tears in a Prophet's Dream
    10. Necromantical Screams
    11. Return to the Eve (1985 Studio Jam)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 74008

  • Credits
    ProducerHorst Muller; Tom G. Warrior
    EngineerHorst Muller

    Celtic Frost: Reed St. Mark, Tom G. Warrior, Dominic Steiner.
    Recorded at Casablanca Studio, Berlin, Germany in September 1985.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Celtic Frost: Thomas Gabriel Warrior (vocals, guitar, sound effects); Reed St. Mark (vocals, drums, timpani, percussion); Wolf Bender (French horn); Dominic Steiner, Martin Eric Ain (bass guitar).
    Additional personnel: Claudia-Maria Mokri (vocals); Horst Muller, Urs Sprenger (sound effects).
    Already boasting one of the greatest metal names ever, Celtic Frost easily achieved infamy with their classic 1985 release, TO MEGA THERION, a statement of heaviness still unsurpassed by anyone in death metal. For their sophomore album, Switzerland's favorite sons-- guitarist/vocalist Tom Warrior and bassist Martin Eric Ain--along with newly recruited American percussionist Reed St. Mark, honed their collective vision: a unique marriage of dark sludge, lightning riffs, classical operatics, and lyrics culled from the darkest depths of European mythology.
    Taken from a Greek translation from Revelations meaning "Beast," the album's title is only the beginning of the pain. "Circle of the Tyrants" rides like a war chariot on the relentless pulse of St. Mark's bass drum; Warrior's circular riffing on the ironically named "Eternal Summer" conjures up Biblical hellfire raining from the sky; and the jarring sound effects and moans of the damned on "Tears in a Prophet's Dream" bring the listener closer to the forge of the gods than Jimmy Page ever did. While the bombast remains an integral part of the Celtic Frost experience, the band--for the most part--keeps the focus on riffs and songs, making TO MEGA THERION their definitive platter.

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