Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (Do What Thou Wilt)
Released: Mar 2013
Label: Season Of Mist
Rotting Christ has been giving directions to Hell since forming as a grindcore act in Athens in 1987. Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (translated "True to his own spirit") incorporates a no-frills chug similar to Motörhead and Bathory with infernal demon-screech and foreboding dungeon-chant vocals. Romanian folk song "Cine Iubeşte Şi Lasă" is a major highlight, equivocating the operatic weirdness of Into the Pandemonium-era Celtic Frost. The genre's customary sheets of guitar flutter and no-fi recording techniques may not be present, but make no mistake, this is black, black metal.