Rotting Christ – Rituals
The artistic research of Rotting Christ has always pushed them to try new styles while maintaining its roots firmly planted in the black metal. The first album they proposed a melodic version and Mediterranean, to which was added a gothic vein in the second part of their careers. In more recent work, however, the greek group seemed almost to have focused on the folklore of his native land, to finally broaden their views and try to integrate as possible traditions into their music.
Rituals is just part of quest’ultimissimo groove track especially starting from the previous ?at? t?? da?µ??a ea?t?? (2012) which recovers some peculiarities. However, rather than take the folklore of various peoples to unite them into a kind of world music of base metal, the intent of this album turns out to be rather mystical character. Starting trivially entitled, ritual, coming to the minimalist style http://sewa-organtunggaljakarta.blogspot.com, where simple rhythms but rhythmic – that sometimes reminiscent of Celtic Frost Monotheist, as in ?? ???? (Ze Nigmar) and Konx om Pax – are accompanied by lyrical hypnotic.
It is they play a dominant role in Rituals. Written and sung in many languages ??- among the most unusual we find Aramaic and Sanskrit – go to emphasize the intention of the work inclusive, breaking down the boundaries between Greece pagan ???? ????e (Elthe Kyrie) and the France of the damned poets of Les Litanies de Satan (Les fleurs du mal); or even between the Near East of the crucifixion of Jesus in ?? ???? (Ze Nigmar) and the usual esoteric texts by Aleister Crowley in Konx om Pax. Emphasis least apt considering the predominant role played-looking language in mystical practices just think about the most trivial as unaware of them, prayer, or to the rites of the Kabbalah.
The appearance of a guest on nearly every song – the most famous of whom is Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost on For a Voice like Thunder – and the presence of only eight short unreleased tracks on a total of ten – ??? ???at?? (Tou Thanatou ) and the Four Horsemen are two covers, respectively Nikos Xylorius and Aphrodite’s Child – could create some doubts on the actual success of the last enterprise of Rotting Christ. As well as Rituals and its solutions, overall, could also be redundant and partially borrowed from the previous albums, but repetitiveness of the rhythms and lyrics have a specific purpose that can be considered fully achieved.