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Release date: 15 February 2010
Style: Melodic black metal

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01. Aealo
02. Eon Aenaos
03. Demonon Vrosis
04. Noctis Era
05. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke
06. Fire Death And Fear
07. Nekron Iahes...
08. ...Pir Threontai
09. Thou Art Lord
10. Santa Muerte
11. Orders From The Dead [Diamanda Galás cover]

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Release dates:

February 15: Europe
February 23: USA

Staff review by
Thryce

Rating:
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Melodic Black metal
Recorded: Lunatach Studios, Greece 2009
Label: Season Of Mist
Total Running Time: 50:04

Only if you've been living under a giant rock - or under the beer belly of Tankard vocalist Andreas Geremia - would you be unaware Rotting Christ released a new album last month. There was a heap of buzz about the successor of the mighty Theogonia and, unsurprisingly, the internet is now flooded with so-called in-depth reviews. In normal circumstances, Metal Storm likes to separate the wheat from the chaff, ie. the specialized analysis from whatever McDonalds worker's opinion. But for once we are giving the floor to the "special" kind of reviews to get the message through.

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published 20.03.2010 | Comments (31)

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Deadmeat - 09.02.2010 at 02:09  
Rating: 8 Leaked... and it seems great!
Uirapuru - 09.02.2010 at 03:47  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 09.02.2010 at 02:09

Leaked... and it seems great!


Hehe yeah. It was taking a long time to leak, I was worried
Dominus - 09.02.2010 at 18:27  
Rating: 9 Sound is great!!
Koen Smits - 09.02.2010 at 20:49  
  Damn, you people make me impatient.
6 days to go and I too know if the sound is great!
Deadmeat - 09.02.2010 at 22:37  
Rating: 8 It may be wrong to say it is better than theogonia but surely it is in the same high levels. surely it is a great album...
Ahmad - 10.02.2010 at 17:26  
 
Written by Deadmeat on 09.02.2010 at 22:37

It may be wrong to say it is better than theogonia but surely it is in the same high levels. surely it is a great album...

yeah it's still early to say it's better than the previous album...this album sounds more "folkish"...especially that awful choir...but i'm getting used to that dissonance.
BTW...did any one else notice that "Demonon Vrosis" and "threnody"(theogonia) has the same guitar riff!
Irinel - 12.02.2010 at 10:55  
Rating: 9 Great album !
MetalSpider - 13.02.2010 at 21:06  
Rating: 8
Written by Ahmad on 10.02.2010 at 17:26

Written by Deadmeat on 09.02.2010 at 22:37

It may be wrong to say it is better than theogonia but surely it is in the same high levels. surely it is a great album...

yeah it's still early to say it's better than the previous album...this album sounds more "folkish"...especially that awful choir...but i'm getting used to that dissonance.
BTW...did any one else notice that "Demonon Vrosis" and "threnody"(theogonia) has the same guitar riff!


The two riffs are very similar thats for sure.

I enjoyed Aealo quite a lot but I still like Theogonia more...for now at least.
X_grinder_X - 17.02.2010 at 18:56  
Rating: 8 Good album. This band has became very costant. That's good for the future. I rated 8 but I think it's better 8+/8,5.
frankeli - 18.02.2010 at 09:35  
  Hmmm, sounds to me a bit like cliche ... please don't get me wrong. I like the band very much, and consider AEALO a good album, but, than again ... nothing new, no real excitement ... understand?
georgor - 18.02.2010 at 18:25  
Rating: 9 The album is greaT!!! WHY DID SOME VOTE IT under 5???????? I think its empathy, I bet they have not even listened to it
keravnos - 19.02.2010 at 09:02  
Rating: 10 THE ALBUM IS TOTALLY AWESOME !
InnerSelf - 20.02.2010 at 19:27  
Rating: 6 It is a bit of a disappointment to me I actually got board of it after a couple of listens though i still enjoy Theogonia until today , i realy expected more
Turin Turambar - 20.02.2010 at 21:16  
Rating: 6
Written by InnerSelf on 20.02.2010 at 19:27

It is a bit of a disappointment to me I actually got board of it after a couple of listens though i still enjoy Theogonia until today , i relay expected more




I agree with you...this is the worst copy of Theogonia...disappointing...
necromayhem13 - 20.02.2010 at 22:45  
Rating: 10 AWESOME ALBUM!!!!!!!!
Umideath - 22.02.2010 at 11:08  
Rating: 7 03. Demonon Vrosis m/
Slyfang - 23.02.2010 at 03:11  
Rating: 9
Written by Turin Turambar on 20.02.2010 at 21:16

Written by InnerSelf on 20.02.2010 at 19:27

It is a bit of a disappointment to me I actually got board of it after a couple of listens though i still enjoy Theogonia until today , i relay expected more




I agree with you...this is the worst copy of Theogonia...disappointing...


COPY..?!
Turin Turambar - 23.02.2010 at 09:42  
Rating: 6
Written by Slyfang on 23.02.2010 at 03:11

Written by Turin Turambar on 20.02.2010 at 21:16

Written by InnerSelf on 20.02.2010 at 19:27

It is a bit of a disappointment to me I actually got board of it after a couple of listens though i still enjoy Theogonia until today , i relay expected more




I agree with you...this is the worst copy of Theogonia...disappointing...


COPY..?!


yeaa...you know, similar climate, similar structure of tracks [ok I know that can say about everythink music], but Theogonia was more "fresh", more powerfull. Simply I expect something better, but it's only my opinion
Slyfang - 23.02.2010 at 12:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Turin Turambar on 23.02.2010 at 09:42

Written by Slyfang on 23.02.2010 at 03:11

Written by Turin Turambar on 20.02.2010 at 21:16

Written by InnerSelf on 20.02.2010 at 19:27

It is a bit of a disappointment to me I actually got board of it after a couple of listens though i still enjoy Theogonia until today , i relay expected more




I agree with you...this is the worst copy of Theogonia...disappointing...


COPY..?!


yeaa...you know, similar climate, similar structure of tracks [ok I know that can say about everythink music], but Theogonia was more "fresh", more powerfull. Simply I expect something better, but it's only my opinion


it's similar because it's the same band with the same style. Aealo is a follow up

copy doesn't mean similar. it means same.

my expectations were high for Aealo as well, and at first it seemed weak, but it grew on me very fast. the atmosphere is definitely a huge improvement
Turin Turambar - 23.02.2010 at 14:41  
Rating: 6
Written by Slyfang on 23.02.2010 at 12:46

Written by Turin Turambar on 23.02.2010 at 09:42

Written by Slyfang on 23.02.2010 at 03:11

Written by Turin Turambar on 20.02.2010 at 21:16

Written by InnerSelf on 20.02.2010 at 19:27

It is a bit of a disappointment to me I actually got board of it after a couple of listens though i still enjoy Theogonia until today , i relay expected more




I agree with you...this is the worst copy of Theogonia...disappointing...


COPY..?!


yeaa...you know, similar climate, similar structure of tracks [ok I know that can say about everythink music], but Theogonia was more "fresh", more powerfull. Simply I expect something better, but it's only my opinion


it's similar because it's the same band with the same style. Aealo is a follow up

copy doesn't mean similar. it means same.

my expectations were high for Aealo as well, and at first it seemed weak, but it grew on me very fast. the atmosphere is definitely a huge improvement


ok, bad continuation best atmosphere have Khronos imo...
MétalNoir - 23.02.2010 at 16:38  
Rating: 7 A weird album... It sounds more like atmospheric folk metal than meloblack to me. You know, war cries, eastern female chants, extremely repetitive riffs, etc. You can hardly be amazed by a specific element; you can just say "yes this one is kinda catchy but that's not great metal". Letdown.
ioannisk - 24.02.2010 at 00:25  
Rating: 8 Theogonia was a HUGE album. AEALO is not bad, but not as good as one would expect..if you take it as a whole it is very good, but one by one there are some weak songs, some ideas are repeated and there is a small absence of "actual" riffs...Anyway, if we take these albums together (theogonia and AEALO) they make one stunning opus! so i guess thumbs up for rotting christ
dismaleuphony - 24.02.2010 at 01:43  
Rating: 5 A real disappointment to me, and some of the worst production in awhile for a renowned band. The vocals are for the most part atrocious, which I'm amazed I could even think that after finding the vocals on Theogonia to be excellent. A good candidate for my 2010 letdown already.
Uirapuru - 24.02.2010 at 05:09  
 
Written by Umideath on 22.02.2010 at 11:08

03. Demonon Vrosis m/


Yeah, by far this is the best track in the album.

But overall it was a letdown to me as well. Of course, it sure would be hard to surpass Theogonia, but I was expecting something better still. Also, the female chants are annoying as hell. ''Thou art lord'' impressed me, it is a good song, but the first two minutes, and the last minute are amazingly boring.

Not a huge letdown, but pretty frustrating. The same feeling I had with Klagopsalmer.
regallmigthy - 24.02.2010 at 05:58  
Rating: 9 Its a very well done album, i have to say it has a great chance at getting a award
Metalforos666 - 27.02.2010 at 15:24  
Rating: 8 I Polis Aealo! Metal Aealo! Great album! Better from "Theogonia". A real masterpiece of heavy metal... So much inspiration.
regallmigthy - 27.02.2010 at 17:05  
Rating: 9 A great album, one of there best!!! :banger:
Enemy of Reality - 27.02.2010 at 17:34  
Rating: 9 I think it's their best to date.

Demonon Vrosis <3
BudDa - 01.03.2010 at 16:04  
Rating: 8 This album is insanely catchy..but it kinda gets abit monotonous with time. Its a nice album though
Akerfeldt - 01.03.2010 at 21:32  
Rating: 10 This album is AWASOME!!!
BloodTears - 02.03.2010 at 23:23  
Rating: 7
Written by dismaleuphony on 24.02.2010 at 01:43

A real disappointment to me, and some of the worst production in awhile for a renowned band. The vocals are for the most part atrocious, which I'm amazed I could even think that after finding the vocals on Theogonia to be excellent. A good candidate for my 2010 letdown already.


Actually I do agree with you on the vocals. It sounds weird. I gave it a lot of listens already and it never seems to surpass 7, which coming from one of my fav bands is disappointing and unexpected. But that's what they did.
Troy Killjoy - 06.03.2010 at 22:59  
  Comes in catchy and walks out boring.
dodstink - 05.08.2010 at 01:38  
  Some tracks are great reminding early black flame of RC.
Elyar S. - 01.09.2010 at 14:54  
Rating: 10 For me the best album of 2010 to date.
Skotos - 22.11.2010 at 20:05  
Rating: 9 The album contains black - greek folk- atmospharic - metal but these are just labels i think.. The point is that RC want to show what's inside the soul of an ancient greek soldier befor, during and after the battle. I find the music and the lyrics perfect..one of their best albums
HORNS UP
MetalSpider - 22.11.2010 at 22:31  
Rating: 8 Great album but I prefer Theogonia.
Bastard - 01.12.2010 at 22:05  
Rating: 4 Awesome was Thy Mighty Contract. This is disappointment
deflektor - 11.09.2011 at 10:49  
Rating: 9 Not quite on par with their previous album but great nonetheless
NocturnalStalker - 10.03.2012 at 14:38  
Rating: 7 Good album but not too impressive. It sounds like a continuation of Theogonia but less inspired. And, as some people already mentioned, the vocals sound pretty bad in comparison with pretty much any other Rotting Christ album.
Actually my favourite track on this album is Diamanda Galas cover, which sounds fresh.
Oh, and a real pity for me that Alan Nemtheanga was limited to singing just a "thou on the cross - for you shall fight/thou on the cross - for you shall die" bit. I get the feeling that Rotting Christ wasted an opportunity to use such a great vocalist on their album...
Mdevil93 - 11.11.2012 at 17:58  
  Another solid album by Rotting Christ!
Góral - 17.02.2013 at 13:35  
  This is Sparta!
BloodJuNkie - 16.12.2013 at 00:17  
Rating: 5

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