100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Rotting ChristAealo (Season of Mist, 2/23/10)

Rotting Christ: “Aealo”
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For more than 20 years, Athens’ Rotting Christ has traversed different directions on the metal path.  With its previous release, Theogonia, the group released a striking, original album that fused its dark sound to the ethnic sounds of its ancestors.

Like its predecessor, Aealo features female Benedictine chants, lingual pipes, and a medieval feel. Combined with dueling high-pitched harmonies and powerful guitar work, these new elements highlight an album that should be among the most original metal releases of the year.

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