Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού

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Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού
Rotting Christ Κata Τon Daimona Εaytoy cover.jpg
Studio album by Rotting Christ
Released 1 March 2013
Recorded July–October 2012
Genre Black metal
Length 55:59
Label Season of Mist
Producer Sakis Tolis
Rotting Christ chronology
Aealo
(2010)Aealo2010
Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού
(2013)
Rituals
(2016)Rituals2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Decibel Magazine 7/10 stars[1]
MetalSucks 3.5/5 stars[2]
Thisisnotascene.com 8.5/10 stars[3]

Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού (transliterated: Katá ton Daímona Eautoú) is the eleventh full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ.

Overview[edit]

The album incorporates diverse instrumentation, including bagpipes and horns, and delves into Incan, Mayan, Slavic and Greek mythology. Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis considered the album "a journey into the knowledge of ancient civilizations and into the occultism that is rising from the dark side of each one of them".[4] However, Tolis said: “A deep dip into the occult knowledge of the past led me to create this album. I have no special message. I was tired of them. I just want you to make your escape from everyday life and trip with me into the past.”.[4]

Title[edit]

The Greek phrase "Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού" may be translated in several ways, including as "do what thou wilt", a quote associated with Aleister Crowley and Thelema. Sakis Tolis contended that this was the label's translation of the Greek phrase, and a more accurate translation is "true to your own spirit", which better fits the subject matter of the album.[5]

The same sentence can also be seen on Jim Morrison's tombstone, again in Greek.[6][7][8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sakis Tolis, except for "Cine iubește și lasă", a traditional Romanian song.

No. Title Length
1. "In Yumen/Xibalba" 6:24
2. "P'unchaw kachun/Tuta kachun" 4:44
3. "Grandis Spiritus Diavolos" 5:52
4. "Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού" 4:52
5. "Cine iubește și lasă" 5:58
6. "Iwa Voodoo" 4:36
7. "Gilgameš" 4:02
8. "Русалка" 4:33
9. "Ahura Mazdā/Aŋra Mainiuu" 4:44
10. "χξϛʹ" 5:46

Personnel[edit]

Rotting Christ
Additional personnel
  • Georgis Nikas – bagpipes
  • Babis Alexandropoulos, Alexandros Loutriotis, Theodoros Aivaliotis, Giannis Stamatakis, Androniki Skoula – choirs
  • Eleni Vougioukli – piano (on track 5), vocals (on track 9)
  • Suzana Vougioukli – vocals (on tracks 5 and 9)
  • George Emmanuel – lead guitar (on track 7)
Miscellaneous staff
  • Adrien Bousson – artwork, layout
  • Nurgeslag – cover art
  • George Emmanuel – engineering
  • Jens Bogren – mixing, mastering
  • Sakis Tolis – producer, mixing, mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin (April 2013). "Rotting Christ, Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy". Decibel Magazine (102): 82. 
  2. ^ O'Hagar, Sammy (13 January 2013). "Jesus Rotting Christ, is Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy Good!". Metalsucks. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Spall, Matt (17 April 2013). "Rotting Christ – Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (Do What Thou Wilt)". Thisisnotascene.com. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Stockinger, Josh (8 March 2013). "Interview: Rotting Christ's quest for ancient knowledge". Alarm Magazine. ALARM Press. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Lake, Daniel (May 2013). "The Passion of the Christ". Decibel (103): 43. 
  6. ^ Liewer, Steve (28 November 2008). "George 'Steve' Morrison; Rear Admiral Flew Combat Missions in Lengthy Career". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
  7. ^ Davis, Stephen (2005). Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend. Gotham. p. 472. ISBN 978-1-59240-099-7. 
  8. ^ Olsen, Brad (2007). Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations. CCC Publishing. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-888729-12-2.