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Format: CD
Sku: 213816452
UPC: 822603921427
UPC 14: 00822603921427
Release Date: 11/25/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Aealo ~ Rotting Christ
2. Eon Aenaos ~ Rotting Christ
3. Demonon Vrosis ~ Rotting Christ
4. Noctis Era ~ Rotting Christ
5. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke ~ Rotting Christ
6. Fire Death And Fear ~ Rotting Christ
7. Nekron Iahes... ~ Rotting Christ
8. ...Pir Threontai ~ Rotting Christ
9. Thou Art Lord ~ Rotting Christ
10. Santa Muerte ~ Rotting Christ
11. Orders From The Dead ~ Rotting Christ

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Dimitrios Ntouvras.
Muze PNote Recording information: Lunatech Studios (07/2009-10/2009).
Muze PNote Editor: Themis Katsimihas.
Muze PNote Photographer: Nikos Markogianakis.
Muze PNote Seemingly inspired by the blockbuster special effects film 300, which chronicled their ancient countrymen's heroic efforts to repel the much larger invading armies of Persia, Greek's greatest heavy metal band, Rotting Christ, delivered an evocative concept piece about a soldier's experience in battle for their tenth album Aealo. In fact, this title is an archaic Greek word meaning catastrophe or destruction, and along with the frequent warrior chants and fighting sound effects riddling these ten tracks, it serves as a perfect representation of the lyrical content herein. Musically, Aealo peels away the orchestral backdrops and gothic shrouds so prevalent on recent Rotting Christ albums to reveal the group's fundamental, melodic black metal essentials shorn to their core -- to the point that some fans may find the overall mix rather ascetic and thin by extreme metal standards. Meanwhile, novel sounds include the throatier growling style often employed by frontman Sakis (although his trademark rasp lives on as well) and a cornucopia of folk elements ranging from the snaking melodies gracing tracks like "Dub-Sa_-Ta-Ke" and "...Pir Threontai," to the uncanny chants contributed by the traditional choir group Pliades to the title track, "Demonon Vrosis," and comprising the entirety of "Nekron Lahes..." Even with all of these innovations, though, Rotting Christ's identity is never in doubt, thanks to their trademark blend of tight riffing (almost industrial in nature), fluid soloing (brilliantly showcased on "Fire, Death and Fear"), and punctuating harmonics that somehow manage to come off as both incredibly violent and improbably infectious, as epitomized by climaxing highlights "Noctis Era," "Thou Art Lord," and "Santa Muerte." Finally, closing the album and somewhat apart from it, too, is a cover of Diamanda Gal s' "Orders from the Dead," featuring the fearsome harpy herself, which, if nothing else, sheds light on Rotting Christ's intrepid will to experiment and evolve, even whilst digging into history's murky depths for inspiration. Indeed, who knows where that progressive attitude will take them next, but with a track record such as theirs, whatever it is can't come soon enough. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

Engineer: Dimitrios Ntouvras

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/15/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SOM 214D
Music Label Name Label : Season of Mist
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00822603921427

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Rotting Christ
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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