Rotting Christ – Rituals

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We have some really good news for you. Rotting Christ are back with a new album. In my opinion, this band needs no introduction. They’ re simply one of the best black metal bands out there. Nevertheless, for those of you who don’t know let me just state that this band from Athens has been delivering from the very beginning great albums. ”Rituals” was released on the 12th of February through Season of Mist. The band delivers eleven new tracks. In ”Rituals” the band’s music retains its dark character. There’s a certain degree of epicness here. Take ”For a voice like Thunder” for example. And you can certainly find some impressive tracks here like ”Konx om Panx” and ”In Nomine Dei Nostri”. I like to perceive these eleven tracks as parts of a litany. Listening to ”Elthe Kyrie” and ”Tou Thanatou” among other tracks made me feel this way. One can not miss to notice how impressive backing vocals and guest vocals sound on this album. I must admit that Danai Katsameni’s vocals on ”Elthe Kyrie” gave me the chills. I mean that was damn’ impressive. What’s also really ipressive is the usage of tsampounas in certain tracks (greek traditional music instrument similar to bagpipes. It definitely adds up to whole epicness thing. Also prepare thy selves for some awesome guitar solos. I have to say there’s no doubt in my mind that ”Rituals” is an excellent album. We don’t have a grading scale here but if we had one this would definitely be a 8,5 or 9 out of 10. I also believe that die hard Rotting Christ fans are gonna love it. Check out these links:

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