Vanity/Nemesis is the fourth studio album by Swiss heavy metal band Celtic Frost, released on April 11, 1990 through Noise Records.
Modern reviews see this album as a return-to-form compared to the band's previous album, Cold Lake, but contemporary critics panned it. The band continued experimenting and evolving their music, this time fusing elements of traditional heavy metal, thrash metal and gothic rock. It has a different sound from the black/thrash metal of the first 2 albums, or the avant-garde metal of Into the Pandemonium, although Vanity/Nemesis retains lyrical and musical elements from those releases.
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 album also includes a cover of David Bowie's 1977 hit "Heroes".
The track "The Heart Beneath" was used on the Manga Entertainment compilation trailers on the UK, Dutch and Australian released video tapes.
Label: Noise NOISE2LP013
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style: Thrash, Heavy Metal
A1 The Heart Beneath
A2 Wine In My Hand (Third From The Sun)
A3 Wings Of Solitude
A4 The Name Of My Bride
B1 This Island Earth
B2 The Restless Seas
B3 Phallic Tantrum
C1 A Kiss Or A Whisper
D1 Heroes (Wine In My Hand EP Track)
D2 A Descent To Babylon ( Babylon Asleep) (Wine In My Hand EP Track)