Rotting Christ – Sanctus Diavolos (2004) – Review

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Rotting Christ. Some already hate their admittedly contentious band name. Others continually take issue with their ever-evolving metal style. On top, they’re often labeled Satanists, and shunned by fellow musicians and states alike.

Fancy an example or two?

In 2005 Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine forced Rotting Christ off a gig in Athens, stating personal religious beliefs. Or more recently, in 2018, Sakis and Themis Tolis were arrested in Georgia after stepping off a plane. On grounds of satanism and – hold on to something – terrorism.

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Video: Deviser feature Black Mass with Sakis Tolis!

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Sometimes marriages actually do work. Deviser – the Greek Black Metal band – and Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ teamed up and released this tasty little video called Black Mass.

Whilst a bit simplistic and repetitive on structure, the raw Black Metal power, and inherent melodic elements exert a pull that will make you come back for more.

And don’t we like this kind of flavor.

Dark, sinister and very ritualistic – with a hint of delicious evil just lurking around the corner, somewhere in the dark shadows behind the altar.

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Rotting Christ – Triarchy of The Lost Lovers (1996) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers - Album CoverThe new year is still fresh, so what better moment than this one to reflect on some old metal for a change.

Old? ’90s are old?

Well, yeah, if you look at the rapid-fire development all things metal took since then. We sure show a totally different landscape today, if compared to all these years ago. And for sure again if you look at the style changes Rotting Christ took over the years to the present day. Triarchy of the Lost Lovers really took a fresh look at things and delivered powerfully well.

In essence, 1996 was a year of

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