|Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion
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Why Slowly We Rot Is Metal That Rips Your Head Off
“Slowly We Rot” by the Tampa, Florida band Obituary is the heaviest album of all time. That isn’t just my opinion. That is a fact. What makes the album even more intense is the band does not rely on “down tuning.” The play in E 440 concert pitch, but it sure doesn’t sound like it!
Rhythm guitar player, Trevor Perez, is known for omitting most of the high-end on his guitar by turning the tone knob all the way down. Trevor also plays a Fender Stratocaster with a maple neck, which is far from a typical death metal guitar. The rest of the patented Obituary sound comes courtesy of a RAT pedal and a vintage Marchall JCM 800. This leads to his signature guitar sound, which is often imitated but never duplicated. However, it’s worth noting Trevor’s tone is reminiscent of Tom G Warrior and Celtic Frost in some ways.
The band released a series of highly influential death metal albums through the 90s before disbanding from 1998-2005.
Listen To Slowly We Rot On Youtube
The guys in the band were barely eighteen when the album was produced for a budget of $4000! It’s hard to believe that such an epic slab of metal that stands the test of time could’ve been produced in 1989 under the circumstances! In April 2013, Obituary started recording thier their ninth studio collection “Inked in Blood” before bassist Frank Watkins died from cancer on October 18, 2015. They released self tited 2017 and have a new album “Dying Of Everything” slated for release in January 2022.
Obituary is still touring and Terry Butler is handling bass (from legendary Florida band Death).
SEPULTURA – Morbid Visions LP 1986
|Morbid Visions is the debut studio album by Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, released on November 10, 1986, by Cogumelo Records. While later albums have a more political edge, Morbid Visions (along with the Bestial Devastation EP) is notable for “Satanic” themes. The band said many lyrics were fashioned after those of Venom and Celtic Frost (note the similarity of the album title to Morbid Tales). (Source: WIKIPEDIA)|
The legacy of Morbid Visions
When asked about the Legacy of Morbid Visions this is all Igor Cavalera had to say:
Igor: [Laughs] Jairo’s ‘fro was epic! The reality is that we were trying to record extreme music in a country were no studios ever recorded this kind of crap before, so its sound was pure instinct. (Source)
is is no re-issue – this is the real deal. 🙂
No | Title | Length
1. “Morbid Visions”3:23
3. “Troops of Doom”3:21
6. “Show Me the Wrath”3:52
7. “Funeral Rites”4:23
8. “Empire of the Damned”4:24
Band Photos 1986
Morbid Visions Artwork
Listen To The Full Album Here
WHAT HAPPENED TO CELTIC FROST? LET’S FIND OUT!
Morbid Tales is the debut album by the Swiss extreme metal band, Celtic Frost, released in November 1984. It was originally released in Europe as a mini-LP with six-tracks. However, the first American release by Enigma/Metal Blade added two tracks, bringing the release to the length of a regular LP.
Some Little Known Celtic Frost Facts
- Stephen Priestly is the actual drummer (as a session drummer) although Reid St. Mark was credited.
- Tom G Warrior does not drink or smoke.
- Co-Founder and bassist Martin Ain quit the band prior to To Mega Therion. He is credited but does not play on the album.
- The band’s final tour was with Type O Negative. Peter Steel was a fan of the band and said, “Type O show be opening for them.”
- Celtic Frost played their final show in Mexico in 2008.
- Tom G. Warrior now has a band Triptykon. They include a lot of Celtic Frost material in their set.
- Celtic Frost co-founder Marian Ain died of a heart attack October 17th, 2017 at the age of 50. After the 2nd go-round with Celtic Frost, he became DVD store owner.
- Stephen Priestly is now 53 and hasn’t been active in music since playing on Morbid Tales.
Classic Album: Morbid Tales On Youtube
In 1999 a remastered edition of Morbid Tales was released on CD by Noise Records, which also contained the tracks from their 1985 EP Emperor’s Return as well as a 2017 remastered edition released by the same label on CD and Vinyl formats. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
Editors Note: As the band went on they went from a less black metal direction into a more glam style that disappointed many fans.
1.”Into the Crypts of Rays” (Warrior)3:39
2.”Visions of Mortality”4:49
3.”Dethroned Emperor” (Warrior)4:37
5.”Procreation (Of the Wicked)”4:04
6.”Return to the Eve”4:07
The Celtic Frost Line-Up on Morbid Tales
Tom Warrior – guitars, lead vocals, co-producer
Martin Ain – bass, bass effects, vocals, co-producer
Stephen Priestly – session drums (the actual drummer)
Reed St. Mark – drums on tracks 10-12 (remastered edition)