[Live Review] Rotting Christ, Carach Angren & Svart Crown – De Helling, Utrecht

Rotting ChristBlack metal on a Saturday night in Utrecht’s De Helling? Don’t mind if we do. Greece’s Rotting Christ headlining? All the more reason to make the trip on a very dreary January evening. Here’s what we thought. Continue reading

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Album Year List (2016)

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Although it’s hard not to jump on the bandwagon when talking about 2016 we still wish you a pleasant year’s end and a cheer for the new year. However, before we start the days that lay ahead with champagne and fireworks we counted our blessings which of course, also resulted in these two illustrious album year lists.

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Sounds from the Dark Side top albums of 2016 (until now)

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As you might have guessed last solstice was reason enough for us to draw up a list with our best albums of 2016 until this day. Here goes! Continue reading

Rotting Christ – Rituals

Rotting-Christ-Rituals-2016-300x300A neat three years after Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού, Rotting Christ return to the fray with a new collection of not-really-black-metal-anymore. It’s a collection of ten great songs, but it’s not for everyone. Continue reading

Rotting Christ – Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού (2013)

Rotting Christ - kata ton daimona eaytoyGreek black metal pioneers Rotting Christ have certainly evolved over the years. Starting out as a grindcore band in the late eighties, the sound gradually has grown into black metal, and from that into a more eclectic take on the genre. It’s this eclecticism which makes Rotting Christ into what is easily one of the more interesting bands in the genre these days. The last few albums by the band have seen them move gradually into a more melodical, mystical sound, with 2010’s Æalo getting about as far from the black metal roots as you would think the band could get, especially with the haunting Diamanda Galás cover Orders from the Dead rounding that one up. Turns out we were all wrong, as Κατά Τον Δαίμονα Εαυτού is probably the most eclectic album the band has released to this date. Continue reading