In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from A Devil’s Din and Mason, and we’ll wrap the show discussing Loudwire’s “10 Greatest Death Riffs.”
What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Celtic Frost
Notes: Released in 1987. The album is more varied than many of Celtic Frost’s past LPs, with unlikely covers (Wall of Voodoo’s “Mexican Radio”), emotionally charged love songs, the album’s recurring industrial-influenced rhythmic songs of demons and destruction, traditional Frost styled songs about dreams and fear, and a dark, classical piece with female vocals.
The album is vastly different from the band’s previous work and cemented its late 80s avant-garde metal term; it is also a departure from the extreme style found on the band’s previous albums, Morbid Tales and To Mega Therion that Celtic Frost had become known for. However, it does have the recurring symphonic elements found on previous albums. The album has a more classic heavy metal style within the songs with elements of industrial, classical and gothic rock, and even has an industrial/electronic body music (EBM)-inspired rhythm in “One in Their Pride”. It does have a few black metal elements remaining in Warrior’s vocals, though, and some thrash-influenced guitar riffs.
These albums were some of the pivotal LPs for underground metal and introduced a new and more varied sound. Celtic Frost, along with Venom and Bathory were pioneers in the still underground black metal scene, although Celtic Frost were much more experimental with the addition of classical instruments, operatic female vocals and sampling. Celtic Frost was often labeled by critics as avant-garde metal.
“Into The Pandemonium was the pinnacle of Celtic Frost’s creativity, up to the release of Monotheist. By that time, through our rather manic work, we had attained finally barely a level of musicianship where we could actually realise all of these things. Martin and I brought into Celtic Frost incredibly diverse influences. He, for example, was deeply immersed in the new wave scene of the time -– Bauhaus, Joy Division and Siouxsie And The Banshees – and I came from new wave, but I also came from a jazz and classical background. I loved the ’70s prog bands like Emmerson, Lake & Palmer, early Roxy Music and so on, and on Into The Pandemoniumwe finally felt comfortable enough as musicians to not just have little hints revealing this influences like we did on the previous albums but to actually go full out and write that kind of music. And of course we overstretched ourselves, we went right past our capabilities, but I’m very glad we did this. One can think of the album whatever one wants, and I know it’s a very controversial album for some, but creatively, it was certainly the pinnacle for Celtic Frost until 20 years later.”
1. GODFLESH To Release “Industrial & Post-Punk” Album Post-SelfNext Month
Artist: A Devil’s Din
Location: Montreal, Quebec – Canada
from the Album: One Hallucination Under God
the Song is: Eternal Now
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I1. PILE OF PRIESTS
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I2. DAYS OF THE DEAD
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I3. SONNY LOMBARDOZZI / INCANTATION
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I5. CORNERS OF SANCTUARY
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
from the Album: Impervious
the Song is: Burn
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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPIC or SEGMENT:
Loudwire’s 10 Greatest Death Riffs
Album: Individual Thought Patterns
Song: The Philosopher
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