Genesis

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All Music Guide - Jason D. Taylor
Rotting Christ has always been a metal band cloaked in the darkest musical elements, ranging from black metal to the morbid, slightly unworldly tones of goth. After experimenting with their signature sound in the late '90s on such intrepid releases as A Dead Poem and Sleep of Angels, the band rightfully returned to the black metal sound that they championed in their earlier days with the impressive blast of Khronos 666. In 2002 the band once again emerged with an album of undeniably sinister proportions, as Genesis encapsulates every facet of this Greek juggernaut's ominous sound. The cascading, symphonic melodies that serve as a backdrop for Genesis are truly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason D. Taylor
Rotting Christ has always been a metal band cloaked in the darkest musical elements, ranging from black metal to the morbid, slightly unworldly tones of goth. After experimenting with their signature sound in the late '90s on such intrepid releases as A Dead Poem and Sleep of Angels, the band rightfully returned to the black metal sound that they championed in their earlier days with the impressive blast of Khronos 666. In 2002 the band once again emerged with an album of undeniably sinister proportions, as Genesis encapsulates every facet of this Greek juggernaut's ominous sound. The cascading, symphonic melodies that serve as a backdrop for Genesis are truly intimidating and they wrap each and every song with a haunting aura of darkness. Building on this macabre crescendo of aural atrocity, Rotting Christ does what they do best, which is rifling through ten songs with fierce determination. It seems that with Genesis the band wished to ascend to an unheard level of heaviness, as Themis' brutal drumming throttles the listener with savage blasts while Sakis rises to this challenge with some of his best guitar work of the group's 15-year career. Much of the album is highlighted by the added textures of George's keyboard, strengthening Rotting Christ's sound without weakening the aggressive punch the group is known for. When all is said and done, Rotting Christ has once again delivered with a powerful album of putrid black metal and fans should find Genesis a worthy successor to Khronos 666's diabolical intentions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Century Media
  • UPC: 727701811420
  • Catalog Number: 8114
  • Sales rank: 54,021

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Daemons (3:27)
  2. 2 Lex Talionis (5:03)
  3. 3 Quintessence (4:45)
  4. 4 Nightmare (7:08)
  5. 5 In Domine Sathana (5:16)
  6. 6 Release Me (3:51)
  7. 7 The Call of the Aethyrs (4:32)
  8. 8 Dying (4:48)
  9. 9 Ad Noctis (6:11)
  10. 10 Under the Name of Legion (6:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rotting Christ Primary Artist
Sakis Tolis Guitar, Vocals
Andreas Bass
Technical Credits
Sakis Tolis Programming, Producer
Tom Muller Mastering
Andy Classen Producer
Sakis Producer
Mike Bohatch Artwork
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  • Posted July 16, 2012

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    Experimental?

    That word isn't used much amongst the more extreme styles of metal but this album does showcase some unusual attributes. One song begins with a cello, another with wavering, high-pitched operatic vocals combined with intermittent guitar bursts, and the final tune, a masterpiece, starts with an eerie melody of bells (probably a keyboard though). A voice akin to the image on the cover enters (think of the devil in the movie Legend), and then soft, creepy Greek chanting by the lead vocalist. Finally, a KILLER riff (and a cool second-guitar melody over it) that makes the song so worthwhile, and it all closes with a beautiful yet haunting melody and the return of operatic vocals. I don't worship the dark lord or any of that foolishness, but this song is amazing.

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