Rotting Christ - AEALO 2-LP (Black vinyl)
AEALO – Basically deriving its name from a Greek word meaning warrior – is a highly emotional piece of work. I do feel much pain in Sakis’ lyrics this time around, almost as much as A Dead Poem felt to me even. This album is a concept of what a warrior goes through in battle, which is very philosophical. When I first heard the album, I had gotten a leak of it through a friend who searches for this sort of thing. I will say that the album started out more intense as they have ever sounded, almost back to their oldschool Black metal stuff. It was really fast paced, often having a polka feel to the drums, and having the melodic, yet crunchy guitars that Rotting Christ so makes their own.