Controversial Album Covers IX (Pt. 7)

Year: 1985

Celtic Frost: To Mega Therion


The Problem: H.R. Giger’s artwork has always been eye-catching and controversial and the ‘Satan I’ painting that graces the front of Celtic Frost’s masterwork To Mega Therion is true to that statement. A devilish character is bookended by two monstrous tentacle creatures and is depicted using Jesus in the crucifixion pose as a slingshot. The partnership was the start of a lifelong, close friendship between Celtic Frost’s Tom G. Warrior and the famed Swiss artist.

My Take: It actually looks pretty cool. I would love to see this on the cover of a fantasy novel. It’s not as bad as the album cover that had a woman getting herself off with a crucifix. I think I might have to come back to this album sometime for more inspiration for my own work. Plus, the band name sounds that cool too.

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