TOM G. WARRIOR On SODOM: 'Third-Rate SLAYER Copy With Bad Accent And Embarrassing Lyrics'

To celebrate the release of his new band's recent "Shatter" EP, Decibel magazine sent TRIPTYKON/ex-CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) seven MP3s, each identified only by title, and asked him to give his opinion on every single track. Among them was "Hellfire", a brand new song from German thrash metal veterans SODOM, about which Fischer said, "Sounds, to me, like a third-rate SLAYER copy with a bad accent and embarrassing lyrics."

In a 2006 interview with the German webzine Terrorverlag, SODOM frontman Thomas "Tom Angelripper" Such was equally unkind when asked for his opinion on CELTIC FROST's comeback attempt, claiming that the Fischer-fronted group was not worthy of the attention it was being given at the time by the metal media and fans alike.

"I don't know what to think about that," Such said. "The last few albums they released as CELTIC FROST were crap. OK, I'm sure that they are making a great [new] album [The interview was conducted prior to the release of CELTIC FROST's 'Monotheist'. — Ed.], but I can't really trust them, coming back after all these years. . . Now they're getting a huge push, playing as headliners at the Wacken Open Air and Rock Hard Open Air festivals. We in SODOM have been playing and working our asses off non-stop for 25 years and we've never been invited to play the Rock Hard Festival! That really sucks! Maybe we should take a break for 15 years and then come back in wheelchairs. I'm sure then we would get a chance to play at some of those festivals!"

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