ROTTING CHRIST scored a massive hit with their last album “Theogonia”, which gained them highest accolades from critics and fans alike. The Black Metal veterans added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their tenth release a very distinctive and individual twist. As this album was climbing high in many top lists of 2007, the career of the Greek reached a new peak, which also led to a high demand of their anniversary live DVD “Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story” in 2009. It is common knowledge that a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed. Yet ROTTING CHRIST have succeeded in this task as “AEALO” boosts all those features, which made its predecessor so glorious. The Greeks’ distinct sound and riffing becomes transformed by traditional female lamenting choirs and ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms into something fresh and fascinating. In combining their Metal and cultural heritage, ROTTING CHRIST remain true to the black roots of their founding in 1987 and at the same time strengthen their brotherhood in spirit with equally individualist groups like PRIMORDIAL. This bond is illustrated by a stunning guest performance of the Irish band’s vocalist Alan A. Nemtheanga, while a no less amazing contribution comes from Greek-American diva extreme Diamanda Galas in a cover version of her “Orders from the Dead” song. Recorded in Lunatech Studios on Mount Olympus, obviously the ancient gods must have inspired ROTTING CHRIST!
1. Aealo, 2. Eon Aenaos, 3. Demonon Vrosis, 4. Noctis Era, 5. dub-saĝ-ta-ke, 6. Fire Death and Fear, 7. Nekron Iahes... , 8. ...Pir Threontai, 9. Thou Art Lord, 10. Santa Muerte, 11. Orders from the Dead