Celtic Frost where a band from Switzerland that have been a huge influence on the black, death, doom, thrash and avant garde forms of metal as well as influencing other musicians such as Kurt Cobain on the opposite side and this is a review of their tribute album "Morbid Tales' which was released by Corpse Flower in 2015 and also has plenty of bands doing cover versions of t heir songs and we will review the songs one by one.
Childbite brings us "Usurper" which starts out with tortured screams before going into a heavier direction and the band mixes their sludge style into this classic song while also having the rawness of the original and Phil Anselmo also comes almost close to sounding like Tom G. Warrior while also throwing in a few growls.
Persuketor brings us "Procreation Of The Wicked" and it sounds almost like the original along with an old school production but also sounding different with the grim black metal screams and the guitar lead has more of a dark atmosphere than the one recorded a long time ago.
Temple Of Void brings us "Os Abysmi Vel Daath" which is a more current song and they take the song into a very slow, dark and heavy doom/death metal direction and also use more of a growling vocals approach as well as keeping everything in a slower direction while also mixing in a brief use of blast beats.
Acid Witch brings us "Cherry orchards" which they change things around by adding in synths but also keeping the guitar sound of the original and this song was from t he "Cold Lake" era which most fans hated do to t he glam style and some of that style shows up here but done in more of a heavy and modern style.
Municipal Waste brings us "Nocturnal Fear" and they add in more of an aggressive hardcore approach to this version while also mixing in their crossover style in with the original version but also keeping it heavy.
Hayward brings us "Jewel Throne" and this band is also a side project of Neurosis and they also take this song into more of an experimental direction than the original version while still building on the same riffs and foundation.
Coffin's Slave brings us "Dance Sleazy" another track from "Cold lake" and they take the riffs from t he original and change things around by adding in more of an old school punk/metal approach to vocals.
Evoken brings us "Dawn Of Megiddo" which they change things around adding in atmospheric synths and more of a funeral doom metal style to the song along with some death metal growls while you can still tell it is a remake of the original version.
Coffin Slave closes the compilation with a cover of Hellhammer's "Reaper' and they also keep the style of t he original along with a very old school production.
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding tribute to Celtic Frost and if you are a fan of this band or extreme metal in general, you should check out t his album. 8 out of 10.
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