Celtic Frost Songs Ranked

Celtic Frost were a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their strong influence on the development of extreme metal[2][3] and avant-garde metal.[4] Formed in 1981 as Hellhammer, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and released their debut, Morbid Tales, that year. This was followed by To Mega Therion (1985) and the highly experimental Into the Pandemonium (1987), all of which were widely praised.[2] Their next album Cold Lake (1988) saw a new lineup and a radical change of style, which was widely derided.[2][4] After the release of Vanity/Nemesis (1990), the group disbanded. It re-formed in 2001 and released the critically acclaimed Monotheist (2006), before disbanding following frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer’s departure in 2008. Here are all of Celtic Frost songs ranked.

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20. Babylon Fell (Jade Serpent) (Into the Pandemonium, 1987)

“The heavy, doom, dark face of the band with occasional thrash accelerations is presented by “Babylon Fell “.

19. Ground (Monotheist, 2006)

“These riffs are so heavy they might literally kill you “Oh God, why have you forsaken me? “”

18.Nocturnal Fear (Morbid Tales, 1984)

“Cutting edge in the ’80s yet still relevant today, drum machines, dark vocals, did NIN hear this record? Don’t know, but you should.”

17. Os Abysmi Vel Daath (Monotheist, 2006)

“Undoubtedly the best song from Monotheist. Heavy & still somewhat melodic… Great song”

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15. Mesmerized (Into the Pandemonium, 1987)

“Mesmerized is equally simple, punchy and melodic, but this is the first time that Tom’s pure, emotional singing appears, giving the composition a distinctly depressing, sad overtone.”

14. Fainted Eyes (To Mega Therion, 1985)

“The long and quite monotonous Fainted Eyes is the most traditionally thrash thing in the entire set, although the musicians also tried to slow down in it.”

13. Drown in Ashes (Monotheist, 2006)

“Greatest doom metal song I’ve heard so far. Just shows how many different genres Celtic Frost encompass”

12. Inner Sanctum (Into the Pandemonium, 1987)

“A return to classic thrash in a lively pace with Tom’s menacing shouting is Inner Sanctum, the release’s sharpest and most reminiscent of the past moment.”

11. Progeny (Monotheist, 2006)

“The unnamed protagonist’s rage/tirade against organized religion and the people who indoctrinated him.  Progeny is one of the faster songs on here, and is an overall relatively bare-bones track.”

10. Jewel Throne (To Mega Therion, 1985)

 “Jewel Throne” is a unique track as the first half is mid pace like and the second half of the track has a really fast thrash metal like pace with Reed St. Mark’s rapid drumming being a fine example of that.”

9. Morbid Tales (Morbid Tales, 1984)

“The most evident trait of this album is that it manages to have elements of the legendary Morbid Tales EP and the first two full-length releases, albeit twisted into a dark mass of doom metal that is prevalent throughout the record.”

8. Dethroned Emperor (Morbid Tales, 1984)

“Some of the heaviest material Celtic Frost has ever produced…sheer thickness of the guitar tone blows me away”

7. Necromantical Screams (To Mega Therion, 1985)

“”Necromantical Screams” is a track that is haunting and epic. “Necromantical Screams” is one of the darkest tracks on the album and once again serves its purpose and ends the album in an excellent fashion.”

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6. Procreation (Of the Wicked) (Morbid Tales, 1984)

“This right here is music – heavy, filthy, and evil. Heck, that disgustingly dirty riff would probably even qualify as the background music for a zombie ritual.”

5. The Usurper (To Mega Therion, 1985)

“The Usurper” even has some short falsetto vocals by Tom Gabriel Fischer at times which I think don’t hurt the track one bit.”

4. Triptych II: Synagoga Satanae (Monotheist, 2006)

“Really this is the only one I could ever call my favorite Scariest black metal ever! Speaking of Satan, Synagoga Satanae must be one of the most… devoted songs I’ve ever heard. After over seven minutes of monotone, endless DOOM, the song explodes into a hysterical fucking prayer to the lord below! Made me shiver the first time I heard it.”

3. A Dying God Coming Into Human Flesh (Monotheist, 2006)

“The video freaks me out. So powerful…so captivating..that I can hear the sound of death and agony through it.”

2. Into the Crypts of Rays (Morbid Tales, 1984)

“Best Celtic Frost song ever made, it’s simply a classic! Very fast-paced, great guitars and vocals by Tom, and awesome drums by Reed St. Mark!”

1. Circle of the Tyrants (Morbid Tales, 1984)

“This song is awesome – heavy, wild and raw. This morning I watched the VH1 video 3 times in a row. And I am not sure this is all for today”