CIRITH UNGOL "Servants Of Chaos" [2-CD +DVD, Digipak]
Heavy/Doom Metal from United States
Ventura, CA's Cirith Ungol, one of the most underrated bands from the early 80s metal scene, released four albums between 1980 and 1991. Cirith Ungol's catalogue is being celebrated through the release of a collection of rare and live tracks on the 2 CD/1 DVD album, Servants of Chaos. Servants was originally released exclusively in Europe back in 2001 and has finally been pressed in North America and a DVD has been added to augment the already stellar collection of music. The DVD contains an entire, rarely seen live show, shot on November 9th, 1984 at the storied, and now defunct, Wolf & Rissmiller's Country Club in Reseda, CA.
The name Cirith Ungol is pronounced "kirith ungol" and is an Elvish phrase meaning "pass of the spider", which is something that Lord of the Rings fans will surely recognize. The name is, of course, indicative of the band's fantasy-oriented lyrics, themes and beautiful album artwork.
The track listing for Servants of Chaos is massive and is a great introduction to the band's music. The release contains: CD 1 1. Hype Performance 2. Last Laugh 3. Frost and Fire 4. Eyes 5. Better Off Dead 6. 100 MPH 7. I'm Alive 8. Bite of the Worm 9. The Twitch 10. Maybe That's Why 11. Ill Met in Lankhmar 12. Return to Lankhmar 13. Darkness Weaves 14. Witchdance 15. Feeding the Ants 16. Obsidian
CD 21. Death of the Sun 2. Fire 3. Fallen Idols 4. Chaos Rising 5. Fallen Idols 6. Paradise Lost 7. Join the Legion 8. Before the Lash 9. Atom Smasher 10. Master of the Pit 11. King of the Dead 12. Last Laugh 13. Cirith Ungol 14. Secret Agent Man 15. Ferrari 308QV
DVD Live at Wolf & Rissmiller's Country Club November 9, 1984 1. I'm Alive 2. The Black Machine 3. Master of the Pit 4. King of the Dead! 5. Death of the Sun 6. Finger of Scorn 7. Frost & Fire 8. Cirith Ungol