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Release date: 1 March 2013
Style: Melodic black metal

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01. In Yumen - Xibalba
02. P'unchaw Kachun - Tuta Kachun
03. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
04. Κατά τον δαίμονα του εαυτού
05. Cine Iubeşte Şi Lasă
06. Iwa Woodoo
07. Gilgameš
08. Русалка
09. Ahura Mazdā-Aŋra Mainiuu
10. Χξς'
11. Welcome To Hell [Vinyl & digibox bonus]

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Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Sakis "Necromayhem" Tolis - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Themis "Necrosauron" Tolis - drums

Guest musicians
Giannis Stamatakis - choir
Theodoros Aivaliotis - choir
Alexandros Loutriotis - choir
Babis Alexandropoulos - choir
Androniki Skoula - choir
Eleni Vougioukli - vocals on "Ahura Mazdā-Aŋra Mainiuu", piano on "Cine iubeşte şi lasă"
Suzana Vougioukli - vocals on "Ahura Mazdā-Aŋra Mainiuu" and "Cine iubeşte şi lasă"
Giorgis Nikas-Askavlos - gaida, tsampouna, blowing horn, blowing conch, ntaouli
George Emmanuel - guitar solo on "Gilgameš"


Additional info
Recorded in summer of 2012 at Deva Soundz Studios, Athens, Greece.
Engineered by George Emmanuil.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweded.
Produced by Sakis.

All music and lyrics composed by Sakis except the song "Cine iubeşte şi lasă" (Romanian traditional song) arranged and adapted by Suzana & Eleni Vougioukli.

Lyrics of song "Χξς'" are based on the "Book of Revelation" of Saint John the Divine.

Cover artwork by Nurgeslag.
All other artwork elements and layout by Arien Bousson @ Season of Mist's graphic desk.

Staff review by
wormdrink414

Rating:
7.4
It's not because he's a ginger that I don't like Dave Mustaine. At least, I don't think it is. Not per se. It's because of stuff like refusing to play on the same bill as a band called Rotting Christ that I think he's a bit of a fuck. It's one thing to do or not do something out of principle, that's respectable, it's another thing to be a bit of a puritanical fuck about it.

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Reaper_Redeamer - 03.08.2012 at 12:18  
Rating: 8 Source?
Troy Killjoy - 03.08.2012 at 14:14  
 
Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 03.08.2012 at 12:18
Source?

http://rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=9375 (translated from Greek).

They mention a new album and upcoming world tour.
Cynic Metalhead - 03.08.2012 at 14:22  
Rating: 8
Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 03.08.2012 at 12:18

Source?


Not in an official website yet nor on facebook or Myspace. I think source must have been taken from other Metal website.
Reaper_Redeamer - 03.08.2012 at 15:50  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.08.2012 at 14:14

Written by Reaper_Redeamer on 03.08.2012 at 12:18
Source?

http://rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=9375 (translated from Greek).

They mention a new album and upcoming world tour.


Yeah, this is true. I am speaking greek so I can confirm it with sure. We are waiting \m/
errorcode99 - 03.08.2012 at 17:05  
Rating: 7 ..and it was announced in february, weird that no one noticed it
i hope it's good!
MetalSpider - 08.10.2012 at 01:59  
  Hopefully its better than their last one (Personally speaking) and more on Theogonia's level.
fosi - 21.11.2012 at 12:45  
Rating: 9 Who has it???
InnerSelf - 21.11.2012 at 19:26  
Rating: 6
Written by fosi on 21.11.2012 at 12:45

Who has it???


A troll from the eastern kingdom
fosi - 24.11.2012 at 12:59  
Rating: 9
Written by InnerSelf on 21.11.2012 at 19:26

Written by fosi on 21.11.2012 at 12:45

Who has it???


A troll from the eastern kingdom


Ok,hope you like it!!!
Io - 23.12.2012 at 21:34  
  I've been listening to In Yumen-Xibalba and if this is any indication of what the album will sound like then I must say it will be good. In Yumen-Xibalba sounds great I think.
LeChron James - 26.01.2013 at 06:17  
  There's always one dickhead that says they "own" every upcoming album listed on this site.

Edit: 2/22, I am one of the dickheads that has the album a week before the album comes out.
katafakingstrofa - 01.03.2013 at 18:32  
  Daaaaaaamn this album is DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN \m/ \m/
RattleSnake - 01.03.2013 at 20:40  
  AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME !!!
MaiSweettShaadow - 01.03.2013 at 23:55  
Rating: 10 Epic Melodic Black Metal
garmling - 03.03.2013 at 02:27  
Rating: 8 This is some very very nice music here, original and intriguing! I had zero expectations for this album after the last one, but found myself pleasantly surprised!
strade - 03.03.2013 at 02:43  
Rating: 5 I was really bored by this album. They spent way too much time trying to build up atmosphere with world music sections and long interludes and forgot to include the soaring guitar antiquity that made albums like Triarchy of the Lost Lovers great. In a word: meh.
Gonzo666 - 03.03.2013 at 03:30  
Rating: 8 It's a good album. I myself am comparing it to their previous albums and this is something that's for sure getting some replay from me.
Ajay Singh - 03.03.2013 at 08:21  
Rating: 10 Awesome album. Little similar to last two albums, but with more chanting and atmosphere. Long rot the christ.
PocketMetal - 03.03.2013 at 18:58  
  I don't like Black Metal when it gets too serious , this was boring and meaningless for the most part .
errorcode99 - 03.03.2013 at 21:17  
Rating: 7 Welcome to hell is a masterpiece (bonus track)! too bad the rest of the album isn't as good :/ still very enjoyable stuff!
Sternberg - 04.03.2013 at 23:24  
Rating: 9 "Cine iubeste si lasa" is a cover of a song by Maria Tanase - a well known romanian folklore singer, who was, ironically, also a spy for the Romanian Secret Services.
Briefly, the song is about the curse of god over the deceiving people.
Unexpected and pleasant presence on the album, at least for me...
Unhealer - 05.03.2013 at 04:29  
  Never checked out this band before, I heard a couple of tracks out of this album and it sounds great. And that cover song is fantastic.
Fredd - 05.03.2013 at 19:04  
Rating: 8 I really enjoyed it
musicalkaratekid - 06.03.2013 at 13:56  
Rating: 8 Another solid album from Rotting Christ. Very glad I started getting into these after having discovered Septic Flesh.
Stefanos Liontos - 09.03.2013 at 21:52  
Rating: 10 Another great album although it is different. Even Sakis's voice is different yet more aggresive. Every song is a musical journey full of images. Dark album with much power. Not better than it's predecessors but still pure gold for the listener.
AtrumHiberna - 11.03.2013 at 14:05  
Rating: 9 Please someone change the line-up. It is only Sakis and Themis on this album. RC are a two piece band now and the rest are live members. also Andreas left the band months ago.
The title is pronounced 'Kata to demona eaftou"
Sulac - 12.03.2013 at 02:00  
  I love this. It's crazy.
The song names are amazing too.

P'unchaw kachun - Tuta kachun = Incan for "Let there be day, let there be night!"
Cine iubeşte şi lasă = Romanian for "Who Loves And Leaves'
Русалка = Bulgarian/Russian for Naiad.

All as far as I can tell, anyway.
Blasphemer1992 - 15.03.2013 at 15:30  
Rating: 10 Actually i have no words to describe this masterpiece, it's just perfect !
NocturnalStalker - 23.03.2013 at 15:18  
Rating: 9 Great album! After "Aealo" I had my doubts but no more - Rotting Christ is back in power.
P.S. It seems that Sakis wanted to set the world record for the quantity of different languages used on one musical album (at least, for metal).
Saeed_P - 27.03.2013 at 20:20  
Rating: 6 HOOOO, HAAAA, HOOOO , HAAAAAA!!! (and repeat it for hundred times)
this is just the melody that i heard from the new album of a melodic black metal legend
gReAtttt!!!
Saeed_P - 27.03.2013 at 20:21  
Rating: 6
Written by strade on 03.03.2013 at 02:43

I was really bored by this album. They spent way too much time trying to build up atmosphere with world music sections and long interludes and forgot to include the soaring guitar antiquity that made albums like Triarchy of the Lost Lovers great. In a word: meh.

+1
Dark†SymphonY - 28.03.2013 at 13:23  
Rating: 9 Really enjoyed this album, nearly on par with Theogenia. 9/10, and one of my favourites so far this year.
Korah - 21.04.2013 at 14:54  
Rating: 6 My first album by Rotting Christ and I'm little disappointed. It's not really bad but I didn't hear some great songs, nothing really extraordinary. However I will listen to the most rated "Theogonia" to get a final opinion of the band.
Rulatore - 03.05.2013 at 22:46  
Rating: 6
Written by Saeed_P on 27.03.2013 at 20:20

HOOOO, HAAAA, HOOOO , HAAAAAA!!! (and repeat it for hundred times)
this is just the melody that i heard from the new album of a melodic black metal legend
gReAtttt!!!


lol
mojo - 11.06.2013 at 11:34  
  I'm impressed with this record. The production is crystalline (some people won't like that), the performance is as good as you'd expect for guys who've been rocking this for 25 years, the songs are beautifully-structured and atmospheric, there's a nice slow / fast dynamic all the way through, some non-metal moments which add a lot of depth, and catchy everythings .. the vocals, the guitars, the drums all have their moments.

There are a few dull passages, 'Rotting Christ doing what they do', let's say (albeit very very well), but overall this album is an interesting musical trip, played by a band who really know and love what they do and still manage at times to make it feel fresh.

I'd like to say it sounds like they've found their style, finally, but they'll be off somewhere else next time. That's why - hit-and-miss as they can be - they're still one of my favourite bands.

[top moment for me is at 3'23" of In Yumen - Xibalba (an awesome song, simply awesome). It's actually one of the best and funniest things I've ever heard on a metal record. All playing full speed, they stop on a penny, Themis clicks his sticks three times and they launch back into the blur flawlessly. Never fails to make me smile...]
mojo - 11.06.2013 at 20:59  
  By the way, here's an old recording of the original "Cine iubeşte şi lasă", for anyone who's interested.....
intriguing choice to cover.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xemqfu_maria-tanase-blestem-cine-iubeste-s_music#.Ubdjuvnrz65

[caution - not metal]
Cynic Metalhead - 12.12.2013 at 10:34  
Rating: 8 I don't know about others but this record blow me out. Its unstoppable.
BloodJuNkie - 14.12.2013 at 02:12  
Rating: 8
Written by Saeed_P on 27.03.2013 at 20:20

HOOOO, HAAAA, HOOOO , HAAAAAA!!! (and repeat it for hundred times)
this is just the melody that i heard from the new album of a melodic black metal legend
gReAtttt!!!



Damn MS, they didn't mention that this is the album's HOOO HAAA version!
SilentScream - 19.12.2013 at 06:04  
Rating: 9 Honestly I never took the time to get to know this band, but this album is really kicking ass.

The ritualistic vibe to it all is grandiose.
Troude - 31.12.2013 at 03:59  
Rating: 2 Pure Shit! lol I didn't say it
Troy Killjoy - 31.12.2013 at 04:17  
 
Written by Troude on 31.12.2013 at 03:59
Pure Shit! lol I didn't say it

You think this is worse than Aealo?
Marcel Hubregtse - 31.12.2013 at 14:05  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 31.12.2013 at 04:17

Written by Troude on 31.12.2013 at 03:59
Pure Shit! lol I didn't say it

You think this is worse than Aealo?



on a par when it comes to shittiness, I'd say.
Troy Killjoy - 31.12.2013 at 17:35  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 31.12.2013 at 14:05
on a par when it comes to shittiness, I'd say.

I think I like this one slightly more (like a fraction of a point more) but probably only because I associate Aealo with that one guy spamming the shoutbox everyday by typing out the album name in all caps repeatedly. Either way, both are pretty bad, especially when looking at their back catalog for comparison. Not sure why they're content with this direction, it feels cheap and empty.
Deadmeat - 31.01.2014 at 11:34  
Rating: 8 A bit worse or at the same level with aelo. i am getting even more dissapointed from this band. this album is once more unispiring. it has 5 songs that look the same (2 and 6-9), it is stupidly epic, and generally the band has lost it's "powerfullness". "xibalba" and "kata to daimona eaytou" are awesome songs and that's it. a low 8 from me...

only a huge change in direction may offer us something great again imo...
barnesy - 07.05.2014 at 18:25  
Rating: 10 Goddamn- this is my favorite album of the year right here. Love, love, love it!
Rasputin - 18.06.2014 at 16:53  
  Interesting direction, but great album. I finally had a chance to listen to it, and it grows on you the more you do it. For me one of the best albums from the last year. Strong 9 since there were couple of songs that they could've improved on. Still, props for Rotting Christ!!! Now if I could see them in concert it would be great.

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