Classic and early, primitive RC material from the Greek masters. Still sealed. Peaceville 2018.
EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF EARLY DEMOS, EPs AND RARITIES FROM THE HIGHLY
INFLUENTIAL GREEK LEGENDS. PRESENTED ON DOUBLE GATEFOLD VINYL.
black metal legends Rotting Christ formed in 1988, with their early
demo recordings containing strong grindcore elements as the band quickly
evolved their style into something altogether darker. Spearheaded by
brothers Sakis & Themis Tolis, Rotting Christ have remained one of
the strongest and most respected forces in the black metal scene since
their debut release ‘Passage of Arcturo’. Their legacy towards greatness
was cemented even further by the genre classic follow-up ‘Thy Mighty
Contract’, helping to firmly establish the Greek scene as being among
the most essential black metal movements of the early 90’s. ‘Abyssic
Black Metal’ compiles the early works of the band, from the more
grind-laced early recordings of a band finding their own direction, plus
the all-time classic ‘Satanas Tedeum’ release which paved the way for
the band’s melodic and atmospheric style of black metal, along with the
early obscure EPs. The collection also notably features the 1995 promo
release, containing raw stripped down renditions of tracks to feature on
the band’s eventual third full-length release, ‘Triarchy of the Lost
Lovers’. This vinyl edition of ‘Abyssic Black Metal’ marks the 30th
anniversary of Rotting Christ and is presented on double gatefold vinyl,
containing rare cover art from the early era of the band.