"I'll be the fire that keeps you warm"
D. Knouse | vancouver, washington United States | 05/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was thoroughly convinced that the heaviest days of Rotting Christ were long gone. But, much like the rebirth of Testament with their album "Demonic," Rotting Christ has reached back and re-established their brutal Metal attack. This time, however, the production is more polished. The music here has all the gothic ambience they have shown from more recent albums mixed with even more excellent guitar work and a much more agressive rhythm section carving a swath of diabolical attitude. Up until the release of "Khronos 666," my favorite Rotting Christ album was "Thy Mighty Contract" with its astonishingly evil texture and audio presence. Listening to that album in the dark makes me feel like some stygian Thing with black, leathery wings is watching me with malevolent intentions. I still prefer "Thy Mighty Contract" over any of the Rotting Christ albums I own, but "Khronos 666" is right on the heels of that seminal Black Metal masterpiece. Another factor that leads me to believe that this album is undeniably excellent is that with each spin of the CD I am discovering more and more detail. The drumming, in particular, is more impressive each time I encounter this darkly alluring music. This is certainly "a welcome reverse shift in direction." May this darkness embrace you."
Great agressive shocker
Metal Lover | Davis, California United States | 01/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was initially a little shocked when I first got this album. However, it has possibly grown on me more than any of their other albums, and it is the one I always go back to first.I loved their previous effort (Sleep of the Angels), and liked the progression from Dead Poem. I guess I was expecting a continuance of that direction, and was taken off guard. I got over that quickly.Though this album has a few weak tracks, it is possibly more diverse than the average Rotting Christ album. The best songs make up for any minor shortcomings: Aeternatus, Khronos, Thou Art Blind, Art of Sin, etc. Aeternatus and Khronos are probably my two favorites, yet probably the most opposite on the album. There is also a great cover of Current 93's: Lucifer Over London."
The Art Of Khronos
child_of_the_jester_race | Los Angeles, CA | 12/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rotting Christ are an amazing band. For those of you who are not familiar with this band, don't dismiss it as a band trying to sell and make news with their controversial name. Their name does not do this band justice. Maybe it's what they were trying to do when they first started, but that was 16 years ago, they have matured and their music developed so much since then. The band is amazingly talented and they trully play beautiful music. With this album they show us their more aggressive side, which I must add, is not as good. It is overall a much more heavy album than what we are used to from Rotting Christ. Their previous albums, "A Dead Poem", and "Sleep Of Angels", are much more melodic and tranquil than this one, however, this album has plenty of good songs, some resembling their previous work. "If It Ends Tomorrow" and "My Sacred Path" are very good tracks. The guitars play a major role yet they seem to be kept in the background. The sound in this album is very full, and dispite what these other reviewers said, the production is very good, these reviewers don't know what they are talking about. They make it sound like it was recorded in their garage or something, c'mon be serious, and get informed before reviewing an album. My favourite song in this album is "Art Of Sin", it possesses an amazing riff that few bands can come up with. "Khronos" is another strong track, so are "Fateless", and "Glory Of Sadness".The reason I gave this album a 4 star review is that even if this album has too many songs that are mediocre (tracks like "Aeternus", "Law Of the Serpent", "You Are I", and even "Thou Art Blind") Rotting Christ still manages to get me hooked to it. I love this band, they are really good, so you must definitely listen to them. If you have never heard their stuff I recommend "A Dead Poem" or "Sleep Of Angels" as they are the classic Rotting Christ albums."