if you want to get your feet wet in some metal history or dive into some metal nostalgia but, thanks to BMG, Celtic Frost unleashed four of their Noise Records-era albums with a bonus compilation disc.
1986’s Rrröööaaarrr. A personal favorite which includes aggressive iconic songs such as “Fuck Off and Die” and “Thrashing Rage.
A quick analysis of the album as a whole ticks all of the boxes that we would hope for from a Bonfire release. Those bemoaning the departure of Lessmanm who went on to form Phantom 5 need not worry with this release as Stahl is a more than adequate replacement.
A very successful support slot to Ginger Wildheart hoovered up fans in the UK during 2016 and that same fan base helped sell out a short heading tour recently as well. A live DVD of the recent London show is to follow shortly.
It would be pretty difficult to ignore Inglorious’ varying musical influences and this second helping is completely dripping with them. That being said, they have the talent and diversity to pull it off – singer Nathans vocals ensuring they produce a sound that is easily distinguishable.
The album is the end result of a difficult road for the band that saw them ditch the originally intended release, go back to the drawing board and deliver what we now have with ‘Film Noir’.
Title track “Ticket to Rock” kicks this album into action with screaming guitars, heavy drums and catchy lyrics. This is an Adrenalin filled party tune which was released on single in early December 2016 and has been played regularly on Planet Rock ever since – not surprising really, as opening tracks go this one is particularly fierce…
It’s the first new release from the band since 2014’s ‘Diamond In The Firepit’, also the last time the band played the UK, so for me, knowing we get them back in October at Rockingham on the back of a new album is great news indeed.
Previous Battle Beast releases left the listener with a sense of unease, a desire to ‘not’ bump into Noora in a dark alleyway at night….