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Rotting Christ - Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού



8.3 | 439 votes |
Release date: 1 March 2013
Style: Black metal

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01. In Yumen - Xibalba
02. P'unchaw Kachun - Tuta Kachun
03. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
04. Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού
05. Cine Iubeşte Şi Lasă
06. Iwa Woodoo
07. Gilgame-
08. Русалка
09. Ahura Mazdā-Aŋra Mainiuu
10. Χξς'
11. Welcome To Hel [Vinyl & Digibox bonus]

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 "Gilgame-"

Additional info
English transliteration - "Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy".
Recorded in summer of 2012 at Deva Soundz Studios, Athens, Greece.
Engineered by George Emmanuel.
Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.
Produced by Sakis Tolis.

All music and lyrics composed by Sakis Tolis 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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published 09.03.2013 | Comments (16)

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28.03.2013 - 13:23
Rating: 9
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Really enjoyed this album, nearly on par with Theogenia. 9/10, and one of my favourites so far this year.
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21.04.2013 - 14:54
Rating: 6
Korah

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.
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03.05.2013 - 22:46
Rating: 6
Rulatore

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
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11.06.2013 - 11:34
mojo

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...]
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11.06.2013 - 20:59
mojo

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]
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Yeah. No. Wait, what was the question?
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12.12.2013 - 10:34
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
I don't know about others but this record blow me out. Its unstoppable.
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14.12.2013 - 02:12
Rating: 8
BloodJuNkie
Of Rivia
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!
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19.12.2013 - 06:04
Rating: 9
SilentScream
Blasphemer
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.
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31.12.2013 - 03:59
Troude

Pure Shit! lol I didn't say it
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31.12.2013 - 04:17
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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?
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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31.12.2013 - 14:05
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
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.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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31.12.2013 - 17:35
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
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.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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31.01.2014 - 11:34
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
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...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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07.05.2014 - 18:25
Rating: 10
barnesy

Goddamn- this is my favorite album of the year right here. Love, love, love it!
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18.06.2014 - 16:53
Rasputin

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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07.08.2014 - 05:54
Rating: 9
Lionthrone

I fucking LOVE this album. The Metal Storm review is shitty and unreflective of how good this is.
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07.08.2014 - 20:08
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Lionthrone on 07.08.2014 at 05:54
I fucking LOVE this album. The Metal Storm review is shitty and unreflective of how good this is.

Feel free to write your own. I'm sure it won't be biased or anything.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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09.08.2014 - 03:11
Rating: 7
Slayer666

I actually rather like this one. It's the Lady Gaga of black(-ish) metal, some pretty catchy easy listening. The opening track in pretty killer.
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11.08.2014 - 03:52
Rating: 9
Lionthrone

Written by Troy Killjoy on 07.08.2014 at 20:08

Written by Lionthrone on 07.08.2014 at 05:54
I fucking LOVE this album. The Metal Storm review is shitty and unreflective of how good this is.

Feel free to write your own. I'm sure it won't be biased or anything.


Aren't all reviews a representation of personal bias? I guess I'm just not getting the point of your comment, but maybe you saw someone attacking a fellow staff member's work and felt compelled to defend it. Fair enough. I've read a lot of your reviews and would not categorize any of them as shitty. Even if I don't agree, I can atleast read through your reasonings as to why you rated something lower. I don't get the same sense reading this one. It's poorly-worded, feels rushed, and I disagree with the rating.

I guess maybe next time I feel like opining, I'll make sure to elaborate more or not bother at all.
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12.08.2014 - 23:10
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Lionthrone on 11.08.2014 at 03:52
Aren't all reviews a representation of personal bias?

That was the joke.
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"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
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06.07.2015 - 17:30
Rating: 7
Necrodamus

Some really great riffs going on here, as always with this band. Though I feel as though the song structures took a dive and it gets too atmospheric at times. Too much chanting and ritualistic-sounding stuff going on here for its own good. Give me the RIFFS on the next one boys...
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08.05.2016 - 18:12
Rating: 9
Gurablashta

It loses a bit of steam after the amazing In Yumen/Xibalba, but by Kata Ton Daimona it's picked up again. All in all an excellent, solid album that makes me love the new, less black metal approach that Rotting Christ have been taking for the past few albums. Really atmospheric too, which is something I love.
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17.12.2016 - 04:24
Tenski

Hail RC
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25.10.2020 - 01:51
Rating: 9
Ralle

This album is masterpiece!
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