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We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.

Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

CIRITH UNGOL (ABO #177)


CIRITH UNGOL
BETTER OFF DEAD!

Cirith Ungol was a Californian heavy metal band who formed in 1972 and split up in May 1992. They drew influences from other metal groups such as Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, as well as Iggy and the Stooges. Their first album, Frost and Fire, was closer to a hybrid between 1970s hard rock and metal with songs written by then bassist/guitarist Greg Lindstrom and drummer Robert Garven, but from King of the Dead and onwards they played a progressive rock influenced brand of doom metal with songs primarily written by vocalist Tim Baker.
17 years after their split, Cirith Ungol remains one of the cultest acts in metal, their name is still being whispered among metalheads as one of the best kept secret... For a reason! So, sure, Tim Baker's aggressive/raspy high-pitched vocals are an acquired taste (and major influence to many heavy/thrash vocalists too...). Sure, the "big names" are big for a reason but Cirith Ungol, with a little more chance and promotion could have been much bigger than it ever was.
Get a taste of the cult, get a shot of pure, uncompromised heavy metal, get Cirith Ungol's Better Off Dead!



Master of the Pit (1984)


My CIRITH UNGOL list
1 - King of the Dead (1984)
2 - Frost and Fire (1980)
3 - One Foot in Hell (1986)
4 - Paradise Lost (1991)

2 comments:

pfelelep said...

beautiful BROM illustration btw, soit dit en passant ;)

KeeWee said...

Sad to say, another re-up required ... would be most grateful ... cheers mate