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Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

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Danse Macabre traces Celtic Frost’s history from their earliest post-Hellhammer rehearsal demos up through 1987’s Into the Pandemonium. If you love what we do, you can help tQ to continue bringing you the best in cultural criticism and new music by joining one of our subscription tiers. Ain was soon brought back into the fold and a few songs from “To Mega Therion” were re-recorded and remixed with Harris Johns, emerging as the excellent sounding “Tragic Serenades” EP. I’m very happy that people liked the book, but it was really actually written for us as kind of a memory so we wouldn’t forget these stories when we got older.

Only CELTIC FROST could create an album which kicks off with a singular cover of a new wave song ( WALL OF VOODOO‘s “Mexican Radio”) and immediately follow it up with the mournful tragedy of “Mesmerized”.Of course, if you look at the decade dispassionately now with the benefit of hindsight, you can see clearly that the true epitome of modernism in new music was happening in heavy metal, hidden in plain sight. Convinced, Noise asked CELTIC FROST to record a mini-LP, even though that hadn’t formed part of Warrior and Ain‘s concept document. We have written some of the musical sketches the past few years and we are scheduled to go into the studio in 2023 to record the new album. From the furious opening riff of “Into The Crypts Of Rays” through to the avant-garde experimentation of “Danse Macabre”, “Morbid Tales” heralded the arrival of CELTIC FROST as a profoundly unique and uncompromising band. Third disc is the debut full album proper, To Mega Therion, and both at the time and retrospectively, considered a black metal landmark.

Originally a mix of thrash and black metal, later material would mix other more experimental threads (gothic, for example). Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description. The rapidfire rate of creativity during this period perhaps reflects that Fischer understood that, in creative terms, once a vein of ore is located, it must be mined with speed and precision before a rockfall obscures it forever. The vocals are more prominent on ‘The Usurper’ and Mokri consequently feels less like an afterthought, and ‘Jewel Throne’ is undeniably punchier, but, before you start conducting your own blindfold test, let me save you some time: these re-recorded tracks are now the ones you hear on both EP and LP.

But, despite these obstacles, the band defended their artistic vision and the result is an astonishing piece of avant-garde art. So there’s so many aspects involved with this, that when you go on stage with this music, this is always on my mind, this entire history.

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