Andy Synn’s review for this site of Rotting Christ’s new album, Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy, described it as “a heavier and more aggressive album” than the band’s preceding two releases, and “one that wraps itself in a more black metal aesthetic than we have seen from the band in some time, recalling the bands Non Serviam years, but with added extremity and muscle.” But as Andy noted, although the album is built more on a foundation of black metal guitars and thunderous drums, it’s not without its more esoteric moments, with the ominous, gothic vibe of doom-laden closer “Χ ξ ς” (666) as a prime example.
Today the band premiered an official video for “666”. The beautifully executed black-and-white film by Jon Simvonis captures the dramatic, occult atmosphere of the music and, like the song itself, leaves no doubt that Rotting Christ have not severed the black roots of their past. Watch it next:
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy, was released by Season of Mist on March 5, and the entire album can now be streamed via Bandcamp. So let’s do that, shall we?
Rotting Christ videos are few and far apart. And thus a die-hard fan such as I truly appreciate when they release one. Starting with After Dark I Feel, followed by Keravnos Kivernitos and Enuma Elish ( I have both versions, the first, censored, unreleased, truly awesome one, and the second that saw the light of day ) I heard from Sakis that a Noctis Era video was in the works, but never came to fruition, so both Sanctus Diavolos and Aealo are left out in that field. Enter Χ Ξ Σ, a wonderful choice of tracks off the new album to make a video to. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Spectacular band, spectacular video.
I’ve watched the “Enuma Elish” video and showed it to friends countless times, but didn’t know there was an unreleased version. I agree that this new one is tremendous (as is this entire album).
The original of Enuma Elish was cut because of some copyright claims or some shit of the footage depicted in the part starting at 2:45, plus some quick shots through out the video. I know only of 2 people outside of the RC camp that have it. But I really expected them to choose the titletrack for a video for this album… but this one makes much more sense overall. As I said, a wonderful choice, (from all the other wonderful choices). Album of the year? I think so, yes.
absolutely mesmerizing song and video, i’ll be hearing it in my head for the rest of the day