ROTTING CHRIST - A Dead Poem + Bonus Comp [Century Media] (CD)
Greece | Grind (First Demos), Black (early), Black/Gothic (now)
Striving to better themselves with each album, the band sought out an established person competent in metal and steeped with atmosphere to oversee their next creation. Therefore, they chose Xy, the drummer/keyboardist and songwriter for dark deities Samael. Xy not only produced their latest masterpiece, but adds in his own keyboards to give some additional depth to their sound. To not only reward faithful listeners but entice new ones, A Dead Poem Contains a free sampler CD -- unavailable separately -- entitled Darkness We Feel. This superb compilation features a collection of bands that rank among the elite of the black, dark and gothic metal scenes: Moonspell, Sentenced, Samael, Sundown, Alastis, Orphaned Land, Tiamat, Old Man's Child, Vasaria, Sacramentum, The Gathering, Borknagar, Ulver and others!