Rotting Christ - Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού CD
The eleventh full-length studio album by legendary Greek Extreme Metal band.
With this album, Rotting Christ climb another step on their steep career ladder. The legendary Greek band created a stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Theogonia" (2007) and "Aealo" (2010) albums.
Rotting Christ frontman, Sakis Tolis, considered the album "a journey into the knowledge of ancient civilizations and into the occultism that is rising from the dark side of each one of them".
The Greek phrase "Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού" may be translated in several ways, including as "do what thou wilt", a quote associated with Aleister Crowley and Thelema. Sakis Tolis contended that this was the label's translation of the Greek phrase, and a more accurate translation is "true to your own spirit", which better fits the subject matter of the album.
The album incorporates diverse instrumentation, including bagpipes and horns, and delves into Incan, Persian, Babylonian, Mayan, Romanian, Slavic, and Greek mythology. The band clearly confirm their very own sound, which they skillfully vary with female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns and by other means. Their confident songwriting displays a maturity and perfection born out of long years of composing. By delving deep into ancient poetry, tales of spirits and beliefs, Rotting Christ evoke a fascinating mystical atmosphere.