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Released in 1985, the bands second album had an ominous pall of doom and gloom, enmeshed in a sound both primitive yet also Wagnerian in its vast scope. Many claim this was a massive inspiration for black metal bands later in the decade. In truth, though, none matched what was here. This release includes the Emperors Return EP as well as a remix of Visual Aggression, and the concept and art direction of the release was done by the man behind Celtic Frost, Tom G. Warrior. It almost seems churlish to regard Celtic Frost as one of the great extreme metal bands, because they were so much more than that. It’s better to hail them as among the finest extreme and experimental bands of the 1980s.


  1.  Innocence and Wrath  

  2.  The Usurper  

  3.  Jewel Throne  

  4.  Dawn of Meggido  

  5.  Eternal Summer  

  6.  Circle of the Tyrants  

  7.  (Beyond the) North Winds  

  8.  Fainted Eyes  

  9.  Tears In a Prophet's Dream  

  10.  Necromantical Screams  

  11.  Circle of the Tyrants   Emperor's Return EP

  12.  Visual Aggression   Emperor's Return EP

  13.  Suicidal Winds   Emperor's Return EP

  14.  Journey Into Fear   Emperor's Return EP Recording Sessions

  15.  Visual Aggression   1988 Remix

  16.  Return to the Eve   1985 Studio Jam

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