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CelticFrost VanityNemesis.jpg
Studio album by Celtic Frost
Released April 11, 1990
Recorded Winter/fall 1989 at Sky Track Studio & Hansa Studios, Berlin, Germany
Genre Thrash metal
Length 46:30
Label Noise
Producer Roli Mosimann
Celtic Frost chronology
Cold Lake
Parched with Thirst Am I and Dying
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Vanity/Nemesis is a 1990 album by Celtic Frost. It can be seen as a return-to-form compared to the band's previous album, Cold Lake. The album also includes a cover of David Bowie's 1977 hit "Heroes". Unlike their first 3 albums before the Cold Lake era; this album shows the band heading in a thrash metal direction instead of the black metal sound of the first 2 albums, or the avant-garde metal of Into the Pandemonium. Vanity/Nemesis would be Celtic Frost's last studio album before the dissolution of the band in 1993 and until their return album in 2006 Monotheist.

The track "The Heart Beneath" was used on the Manga Entertainment compilation trailers on the UK, Dutch and Australian released video tapes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Heart Beneath"   3:49
2. "Wine in My Hand (Third from the Sun)"   3:26
3. "Wings of Solitude"   4:35
4. "The Name of My Bride"   4:30
5. "This Island Earth" (Bryan Ferry cover) 5:49
6. "The Restless Seas"   5:40
7. "Phallic Tantrum"   3:31
8. "A Kiss or a Whisper"   3:04
9. "Vanity"   4:24
10. "Nemesis"   7:46
11. "Heroes" (David Bowie cover*) 3:45
12. "A Descent to Babylon (Babylon Asleep)**"   4:26

* Not on the original Vinyl release

** 1999's re-release bonustrack



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