Hellhammer – Apocalyptic Raids 1990 AD – Compact Disc
Tracks 1-4 Taken From Apocalyptic Raid
Tracks 5-6 Only Previously Released On Death Metal Sampler Never Released In The US
If Celtic Frost’s first three albums served as the musical Lord of the Rings for hundreds of European kids who later wound up in black metal bands of their own, then Frost’s main man Tom Warrior’s first band — the ultra-primitive Hellhammer — surely represented The Hobbit. With Warrior on vocals and guitar, Steve Warrior (no relation) on bass, and Bruce Day on drums, the trio was only active, off and on, for close to a year between 1983 and 1984. But their Apocalyptic Raids demo left a lasting impression nonetheless, doing the rounds in Europe’s underground tape-trading networks long after the band had disintegrated and given birth to the much more ambitious Celtic Frost.
1. Third of the Storms (Evoked Damnation)
3. Triumph of Death
5. Revelations of Doom