CELTIC FROST frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Warrior) recently spoke about his feelings toward the band’s 1988 album “Cold Lake” with Italy’s Poisoned Rock.
“‘Cold Lake’ is just a complete failure,” he said (see video below). “When we formed CELTIC FROST, we wanted to be very experimental, we wanted to be very courageous, we didn’t wanna be afraid of taking a chance. On the other hand, that doesn’t guarantee to you that you always do something good. And I think ‘Cold Lake’ is a monumental failure. We tried a different thing, we tried to do something melodic, but I think in the context of the late 1980s, bands really lost their plot, they lost their path, and I think CELTIC FROST was one of those bands. The album no longer sounds like CELTIC FROST, it no longer has the depth and seriousness that CELTIC FROST had. And it didn’t have the sound. There was also different people involved, and I think all these things contribute that the album is really the low point of the entire career of CELTIC FROST. It was an experiment, but it was a bad experiment. It was a failed experiment. I think the album is an embarrassment — it’s an artistic embarrassment.”
CELTIC FROST reformed in 2001 and then broke up again in 2008, with Fischer going on to form TRIPTYKON.
Check out the full interview below.