Into The Pandemonium

Release date
1 Aug 2013
Running length
15 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mexican Radio 3:29 22,699
2 Mesmerised 3:25 1,815
3 Inner Sanctum 5:16 19,392
4 Tristesses De La Lune 3:00 17,907
5 Babylon Fell (Jade Serpent) 4:20 8,441
6 Caress Into Oblivion (Jade Serpent II) 5:15 5,713
7 One In Their Pride (Porthole Mix) 2:51 6,228
8 I Won't Dance (The Elders' Orient) 4:33 6,071
9 Sorrows of the Moon 3:04 17,019
10 Rex Irae (Requiem) 5:59 10,146
11 Oriental Masquerade 1:15 14,679
12 One In Their Pride (Re-Entry Mix) 5:57 3,668
13 In the Chapel In the Moonlight 2:04 4,152
14 The Inevitable Factor 4:39 8,597
15 The Inevitable Factor (Alternate Vox) 4:38 3,386

About this album

Into the Pandemonium is the 1987 album by avant-garde metal band Celtic Frost. The album is more varied than many of Celtic Frost’s past LPs, with unlikely covers (Wall of Voodoo’s “Mexican Radio”), emotionally charged love songs and the band’s signature industrial-influenced rhythmic songs of demons and destruction.

The track “Rex Irae” is the opening part of Celtic Frost’s requiem, the third, concluding part of which, “Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale)” can be heard on 2006’s Monotheist. The second part of the requiem was never released by the band.

Some of the lyrics are silently borrowed from other sources. For example, significant portions of Inner Sanctum are directly quoted from Emily Brontë poems.

The cover image is a detail from the right (Hell) panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych painted in 1504 by Hieronymus Bosch, now part of the permanent collection at the Prado in Madrid.

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  • OcellatedGod

    This album reminds me of Swans' Soundtracks for the Blind, except that one is much much better.

    18 Dec 5:46am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Those vocals are terrible and annoyingly produced. There's some really annoying music on here too, especially those "mix" songs.

    17 Dec 8:56pm Reply

    You can hear hints of the foreshadowing glam sound that was fully embraced in the next album.

    18 Feb 5:49am Reply
  • beli3ver

    @hibick IMO To Mega Therion > Into The Pandemonium > Monotheist > Morbid Tales > Vanity/Nemesis > Cold Lake

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Un_Autre_Con

    This is a really good album if you skip a couple of tracks.

    23 May 2013 Reply

    Into The Pandemonium > To Mega Therion > Morbid Tales > Cold Lake

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Dragoon104

    This album sucks but it have few amazing songs

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Speedmetal80s

    It's not like "To Mega Therion", it's different. Not my favorite but some songs are good.

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Burymeinsmoke22

    Great album.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • neoxx07

    4 tracks are god, the rest is...

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • UltimaSkydancer

    I don't know why, but I gave not a fuck about this when I first listened to it. It is actually a great album.

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Babafagucci

    this is a fun album.

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Robo_Dobo

    This stuff was a lot better than I thought.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • RColorado

    don't see the point on hating this piece of amazingness.

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Le1gh

    Whadda piece ah shit.

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Septacle

    teehee hee

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mr_crowley999

    Fucking great!!!!!

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
  • m0ng0l0id

    gud shyt

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Timppa2000

    Highly innovative and original. [2]

    13 Sep 2010 Reply
  • TeachersWet

    Yeah, I dislike it, too. Morbid tales, the first ep's, to mega therion and monotheist is something which is better ;)

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
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