Honorable Mention #13
Celtic Frost – Monotheist (2006)
Older Celtic Frost is cool but I don’t really know why people revere the band so much. This album is a fucking monster though. It’s got to be one of the heaviest albums I’ve heard, as well as one of the bleakest. Just listen to A Dying God Coming Into Flesh, Drown In Ashes
and (especially) Obscured
and tell me you don’t feel like you’re all alone and the rain is pulling you down, again.
And the artwork is fucking fantastic too. I love what they did with the bands photos. It only figures that this band morphed into Triptykon, a band whose sole album ended up in my top twenty. What separates that from this is there are a few songs I don’t care for on this album and I don’t even remember, and I found listening to the closing triptych to be more of a chore than a cool experience. If you're interested in this album I strongly recommend getting the deluxe edition. I don't like digipacks but it has a bonus song called Temple Of Depression
tacked in the middle and that song crushes. It's actually the song I heard that made me want to buy the album.
Favorite Song: Obscured