17/09/2002

  1. Deamons
  2. Lex Talionis
  3. Quintessence
  4. Nightmare
  5. In Domine Sathana
  6. Release Me
  7. The Call Of The Aethyrs
  8. Dying
  9. Ad Noctis
10. Under The Name Of The Legion

 

SAKIS - guitars and vocals

THEMIS - drums

ANDREAS - bass

COSTAS - guitars

GEORGE - keyboards

ROTTING CHRIST: "Genesis"  rotting christ        
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Interview with Sakis
Sanctus Diavolos

review  by Dimitris "Heartcollector83" Theodoropoulos____   


The album opens with the song 'Daemons'. I could call it catchy for an opening of the album
and introduces you to the climate of 'Genesis'. The chorus includes half Greek-half English lyrics
and it's a cool new idea. 

I liked the changes between the 2 languages.
Second track is 'Lex Talionis' a fast black metal song with the familiar melody the band has
shown in the last 3 albums.  In the chorus part speed stops and the song becomes slower.
Next song is 'Quintessence'. Starts with a speech intro and kicks in after it with a cool riff.
Classic RC song which sounds like the 'Sleep Of The Angels' album. Chorus
features 'clean' vocals by Sakis, probably for the first time ever!
'Nightmare' is the next song. It's the biggest in duration song of the album,it lasts 7 minutes.
Not quite a fast song, but it's interesting and the chorus is probably it's best part, with 'clean' vocals once again and good melody in the background.
Next song is 'In Domine Sathana'. Starts with a nice guitar riff and then it speeds up. Slows down
after a while and speeds up again. Very dramatic song with multi-vocal chorus
which creates a dark atmosphere. Some narration in the middle. The chorus keeps being repeated all
the time and it stays in your mind. The best song of the album i have heard so far. Brilliant.
'Release Me' is next. Strange intro and very unusual for a RC song. But this doesn't last for too
long and the guitars kick in. Song becomes 'strange' again in the middle, can't describe it but then
comes the chorus and gets better.
Next is 'The Call Of Aethyrs'. Fast black metal speeds and imposing melodies in the background.
'Dying' opens with a good riff and it's another slow song. It has changes in
the vocals from gothic style to rotten black metal singing. A nice guitar solo in the middle
which fits very well.
'Ad Noctis' has a chorus intro for about 1 minute and then kicks in with black metal speeds
and rotten vocals. A classic RC song once again which is in the style of the previous album
'Khronos'. I heard some percussion in the middle i think. In general it's a great dark song.
Ending track is 'Under The Name Of Legion'. Ok, now this is what i call an amazing, dark, atmospheric,
dramating song.A true jem of the album. It may not be a fast and furious song
like some of the previous songs but the melodies played by the guitars and the excellent vocals which
change moods are magnificent. No doubt this is the best song of the album.

In conclusion i can say that this album is more dark and aggressive than its predecessor 'Khronos'.


The keyboards have done a very good job, the drums do lots of blast beats and melody like we didn't hear it in the same way it was in the band's middle period which ended with the 'Sleep Of The Angels' album.
It seems that they want to appeal more like a black metal band rather than a gothic band they tried to become in their second phase. 

So, they mix their black metal past with melody, good production, some new elements and the best performance of the band so far. The guitars and drums
seem to have improved a lot and it's a pleasant suprise. All in all it's an album that all metal fans
will like.

RATING:
8.5/10

 

Dimitris Theodoropoulos
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