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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/death 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. Vanity/Nemesis was re-released in 1999 with additional tracks.

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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