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Theogonia - Rotting Christ

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Artist: Rotting Christ / CD+DVD / Audio CD released 2007-01-29 at Season of Mist

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      23.01.2010 16:27
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      Essential melodic black metal in the mediterranean style

      Having fallen from the heights of their stellar NWOBHM-influenced early work, Rotting Christ were reduced to some time to peddling middle-of-the road, slick, gothic metal, but in 2007 they exploded back onto the extreme metal radar with their superb comeback album 'Theogonia'. Theogonia is positively brimming over with energy, with raw, electrifying, high-speed tremolo riffs similar to those employed in Arckanum's recent full length album 'pppppppppppp' mixed expertly with chugging grooves and Maidenesque melodicisms. Whilst sounding more powerful and dynamic than ever before, the songs on Theogonia still retain the unique sound of old Rotting Christ that made them so special in the first place, and vocalist/guitarist Sakis' raw, hysterical vocals sound as good as ever.

      Every song on Theogonia is unique, the songs all possessing their own with each track having a unique anthemic quality to it, thanks to a never-ending stream of catchy, crunchy riffs, and stellar harmonised melodic guitarlines. There is plenty of experimentalism going on here as well, with song structures that are consistently engaging, and there are ethnic influences too, with ethnic female singing and tribal drum patterns thrown into the mix along with anthemic, rhythmic chanting expressed through a union of booming voices. The subject matter once again deals with aspects of ancient Mediterranean mythology and creation myths, which adds further substance to the album, which is musically speaking still very much in the Mediterranean black metal style. The production is quite clean but also very powerful, and album flows effortlessly to blindingly raw and melodic up-tempo tracks to mid-paced melodic ones and back again, and one track even reminds of Decapitated with its hypnotically repetitive, mechanical lead riff.

      Theogonia is an absolute gem, and easily one of the best metal albums of the last decade. Highly recommended, especially to fans of the latest albums by Arckanum and Septic Flesh.

      1.The Sign Of Prime Creation 03:20
      2. Keravnos Kivernitos 04:41
      3. Enuma Elish 04:39
      4. Nemecic 04:15
      5. Phobos' Synagogue 04:31
      6. Gaia Tellus 04:39
      7. Rege Diabolicus 02:52
      8. He, The Aethyr 04:34
      9. Helios Hyperion 03:50
      10. Threnody 05:19

      Total playing time 42:40

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  • Product Details

    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Xaoeteneto (The Sign of Prime Creation)
    2 Keravnos Kivernitos
    3 Nemecic
    4 Enuma Elish
    5 Phobo's Synagogue
    6 Gaia Tellus
    7 Rege Diabolicus
    8 He, The Aethyr
    9 Helios Hyperion
    10 Threnody
    11 Keravnos Kivernitos [DVD]