Celtic Frost – Cold Lake (1988)

Ah, Cold Lake. I’ve been avoiding this one for a while, and for good reason. Cheeky chappy glam metal is not what I am particularly looking for when it comes to spinning Celtic Frost records, but I gotta admit, after a few tracks of adjusting to the sheer absurdity here (just compare this to Monotheist lol), I actually started to get into it.

This won’t be winning any awards any time soon, but Cold Lake suffers a similar affliction that reminded me of Metallica’s Load record – if these albums were debuts from unknown bands they would most likely have fared much, much better.