- Released: May 30, 2006
- Label: Century Media
Spin - p.833 stars out of 5
-- "[It's] amazing how contemporary and brilliantly savage MONOTHEIST sounds. Leaning as much on noise punk's guitar as metal's rage..."
Q - p.1183 stars out of 5
-- "Unrelenting in its intensity, Monotheist condenses their experimental spirit into dense, enigmatic slabs of noise."
Alternative Press - p.2125 stars out of 5
-- "Celtic Frost have retained their best material, and wedded it to contemporary methods of sonic brutalization, returning at full strength."
CMJ - p.24
"[T]he pair updates their signature death-thrash sound by lacing their sinister songs with sludgy riffs and cavernous vocals."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1044 stars out of 5
-- "MONOTHEIST is a dark rock masterpiece built on an epic scale....No other metal band, past or present, could have pulled this off."
- 3.A Dying God Coming into Human Flesh
- 4.Drown in Ashes
- 5.Os Abysmi Vel Daath
- 7.Domain of Decay
- 8.Ain Elohim
- 9.Triptych: Totengott
- 10.Triptych: Synagoga Satanae
- 11.Triptych: Winter (Requiem, Chapter Three: Finale)
Celtic Frost: Tom Gabriel Fischer, Franco Sesa, Erol Unala, Martin Eric Ain.
Personnel: Tom Gabriel Fischer (vocals, guitar, programming); Martin Eric Ain (vocals, bass guitar); Erol Unala (guitar, programming); Franco Sesa (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Tom Gabriel Fischer; Peter T?gtgren; Walter J.W. Schmid; Philipp Schweidler.
Liner Note Authors: Tom Gabriel Fischer; Martin Eric Ain.
Recording information: Apollyon Sun Bunker, Zurich Switzerland (2002-2005); Celtic Frost Bunker, Zurich, Switzerland (2002-2005); Department Of Noize, Kilchberg, Switzerland (2002-2005); FSK-18, Winterthur, Switzerland (2002-2005); Horus Sound Studio, Hanover, Germany (2002-2005); Oakland Recording, Winterthur, Switzerland (2002-2005); Transmutation, Thalwil, Switzerland (2002-2005).
Author: Sun Tzu.
"Belief in one god," suggests the title of Celtic Frost's comeback album, MONOTHEIST. For fans of the groundbreaking Swiss death/thrash metal outfit, that statement is better understood as "Belief in one band." Celtic Frost are the absolute deity of dark metal, and the band returned in 2006 to reclaim what it so rightfully deserved, following experiments and folly both daring and unsuccessful. Tom G. Warrior and company lay waste to a dense, moody, cathartic collection of songs, finding new inspiration in both their old works as well as elements of the early-2000s metal scene they helped inspire. Relentlessly grim and spiritually foreboding, MONOTHEIST marks a powerful return to form for Celtic Frost.