Celtic Frost

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Celtic Frost (/ˈkɛltɪk frɒst/) was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their heavy influence on the extreme metal genres. Formed in 1981 as Hellhammer, the band became Celtic Frost in 1984 and was active until 1993. It re-formed in 2001 and disbanded following frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer's departure in 2008. The band was inspired by heavy metal groups such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Venom, but also by gothic rock acts like Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Christian Death, and by the hardcore punk group Discharge.

Their music included elements of various extreme metal styles. Their earlier music was sometimes classified as thrash metal, black metal and death metal and their later work as doom metal and gothic metal. The level of experimentation on albums such as Into the Pandemonium led certain journalists to describe the band's direction as avant-garde metal.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Morbid Tales 5 7
1985 To Mega Therion 4.5 15
1987 Into the Pandemonium 3.25 5
1988 Cold Lake 2 2
1990 Vanity/Nemesis 5
2003 Demos 84 & 85 1
2005 Reign of Steel 1
2006 Monotheist 4.2 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Morbid Tales / Emperor’s Return 1
1992 1984–1992: Parched With Thirst Am I and Dying 2


Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Emperor’s Return 5 1
1986 Tragic Serenades 2
1990 Wine in My Hand (Third From the Sun) 1
1993 The Nemesis of Power 1
2006 Monotheist 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Monotheist Sampler 1

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