- Product Code: ROTTING CHRIST TMC-CD
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- € 7.90
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Re-release of the debut full-length album by the cult Greek Melodic Black Metal band.
After recording a handful of demos and releasing 1991's "Passage To Arcturo" EP in their native Greece, Rotting Christ launched their international career with a promising first long-player "Thy Mighty Contract".
The album's production may have been somewhat subpar, and its songs slightly over-reliant on furious blastbeats, but none of this mattered a lick to hardcore Extreme Metal fans, which happily gorged on such tasty Black Metal entrails as "The Sign of Evil Existence" and "The Coronation of the Serpent". After all, even at the start of their storied career, Rotting Christ already showed a budding flair for melody on odes of sublime terror like "Transform All Suffering into Plagues", "Exiled Archangels" and "The Fourth Knight of Revelation". All told, these songs made a lasting first impression for Rotting Christ on the world stage, and the band would waste no time taking their dark, gloriously deviant art to dizzying new heights with their very next efforts.
While not being too brutal, it's still their fastest and most furious album to date. This album captures the energy of early Rotting Christ, while still showcasing enough melody and atmosphere to make it stand out as an excellent album. Each song is an enjoyment in itself, and the album as a whole is a wonderful experience! It certainly is a real gem!!
Originally released in late 1993 by Osmose Productions, the album was re-released by Century Black (Century Media) in 1997 with “Apokathelosis” EP as a bonus.
Century Media Records/Raven Music, 1993/1997/2013. Made in Israel.
1. The Sign Of Evil Existence 2:00
2. Transform All Suffering Into Plagues 5:25
3. Fgmenth, The Gift 4:29
4. Dive The Deepest Abyss 5:50
5. Exiled Archangels 5:07
6. His Sleeping Majesty 3:33
7. The Coronation Of The Serpent 4:06
8. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation 6:49
9. Visions Of The Dead Lovers 4:45
10. The Mystical Meeting 5:03
Total playing time: 47:07