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There isn't a Rotting Christ thread somewhere already? Hmm... Everything up to Triarchy, with Triarchy being my favorite, and then I just don't like anything after that. I couldn't get into the later vocal style and felt like Necromayhem forgot how to write songs. Triarchy was a fantastic album and had a big impact on me growing up, so maybe it's no surprise that nothing else lived up to it for me.

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Rotting Christ are black metal aren't they? hey super mod you should probably relocate this thread or something
Sorry, I've been posting from my phone and didn't notice. That said, Rotting Christ started out as a very Napalm Death sounding grindcore band, and then switched to death metal before becoming a black metal band. You can hear death metal in their sound up to Passage to Arcturo, but they were becoming more black at this time. They are best known for their black metal works, despite becoming more of a gothic/dark metal band after Non Serviam, and have been putting black metal back into their sound recently, so I'll probably move this thread to the black metal section. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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I only know them as a black metal band (and not very well at that) when I get that far on the BM recs I'll do some homework on them I suppose.
Definitely. You dig Necromantia, so I'd bet you would like Rotting Christ. Both have that "warm" Greek sound, but Rotting Christ are much more melodic, and their melodies are excellent. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Well in my opinion it's better than Aealo. It had some great riffs, but too many times they were arranged in a bit boring or fucked-up way. Kata... is much more primal, yet it sounds quite fresh so I like it more. But I can agree that Theogonia is better than both of those albums - except strange, a bit plastic sound of drums. And by the way - mostly I don't like when metal sounds too "modern" (if you know what I mean), yet I like what Rotting Christ is playing now. They still have something to say.

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I really should familiarise myself with these guys' date=' if Necromantia are anything to go by Greek black metal is pretty damn awesome.[/quote'] Start with Thy Mighty Contract, one of the best black metal albums ever, though I do prefer Necromantia. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Rotting Christ are one of the all time great metal bands in my opinion. 

I like the early material quite a bit, but I think they have generally become better as they've travelled through their career. For instance, I know albums like 'Non Serviam' have a cult status - and I do like that album a lot, but I actually only started buying the band's albums during their gothic metal phase (1997-1999) due to the excellent 'A Dead Poem' and 'Sleep of the Angels'. They really jumped into the Century Media/Woodhouse Studios style and I think it's really cool. 

But far and away their best material for me is their later works. Albums like 'Sanctus Diavolos' and 'Theogonia' are just brilliant, especially the former album. I did find the band becoming a touch repetitive in their recycling of riffs from around 2007-2013, where Sakis just seemed to use that same (admittedly awesome) riff in every second song. Until...

the 'Rituals' album was released in 2016 and became one of my all time favourite metal albums, let alone the best Rotting Christ album. It takes their current style and just perfects it. I can't get over what an evocative and effective bunch of songs 'Rituals' is. Stunning. 

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On 9/24/2017 at 3:17 PM, Requiem said:

Rotting Christ are one of the all time great metal bands in my opinion. 

I like the early material quite a bit, but I think they have generally become better as they've travelled through their career. For instance, I know albums like 'Non Serviam' have a cult status - and I do like that album a lot, but I actually only started buying the band's albums during their gothic metal phase (1997-1999) due to the excellent 'A Dead Poem' and 'Sleep of the Angels'. They really jumped into the Century Media/Woodhouse Studios style and I think it's really cool. 

But far and away their best material for me is their later works. Albums like 'Sanctus Diavolos' and 'Theogonia' are just brilliant, especially the former album. I did find the band becoming a touch repetitive in their recycling of riffs from around 2007-2013, where Sakis just seemed to use that same (admittedly awesome) riff in every second song. Until...

the 'Rituals' album was released in 2016 and became one of my all time favourite metal albums, let alone the best Rotting Christ album. It takes their current style and just perfects it. I can't get over what an evocative and effective bunch of songs 'Rituals' is. Stunning. 

Thy Mighty Contract is my favorite, but Theogonia is wonderful. That's the only newer album I have of theirs, but their other new stuff sounded pretty good in the live setting. It's too bad that they couldn't have played for a bit longer and spared us the tedium of modern Watain...

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15 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Thy Mighty Contract is my favorite, but Theogonia is wonderful. That's the only newer album I have of theirs, but their other new stuff sounded pretty good in the live setting. It's too bad that they couldn't have played for a bit longer and spared us the tedium of modern Watain...

They're great live, aren't they. Their music really lends itself to the live setting, with that mid paced stomp and chug. Have you given 'Rituals' much of a spin? It's orgasmic and I'm calling it their best album. 

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They're great live, aren't they. Their music really lends itself to the live setting, with that mid paced stomp and chug. Have you given 'Rituals' much of a spin? It's orgasmic and I'm calling it their best album. 
No, I haven't heard it, but I have seen a fair bit of praise for it.

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