Rotting Christ Unveil A New Video About The Devil
Rotting Christ’s new album, Kata Ton Diamona Eatoy, is one of the best albums of the year so far (in this writer’s opinion). It is a dark, melodic exploration of the underworld afterlives of various cultures, and has an infernal edge to it through the use of chanting choirs. As of Wednesday, Season of Mist premiered a new music video for the song “Χ Ξ Σ (666)” from the album. If it isn’t abundantly clear, the song is about the Christian devil and the Hell associated with it.
The song itself is a tense and slow number, with half of the song being a build-up into a heavier more pummelling section. The chanting is used excellently to back up the lead vocals. Back when I reviewed this album, I felt that this was one of the better tracks on it, and I still feel that way. It takes a couple listens to really enjoy, but the build-up, with the choirs and vocals, and then the final heavier section really make for a great song.
The video is black and white and filled with symbols pertaining to the subject matter, including tapestries depicting Hell, shots of Biblical passages (in Greek of course) and a snake. There is also an actor that looks suspiciously like Mike Portnoy involved in some sort of scene in a small room and hallway, then standing in a brilliant white light. Shots of the band also appear, though those are brief, and are never really fully revealed.
It probably has some sort of loose story to it, but to me it just looks like a bunch of scenes and images with similar themes that tie into the aesthetic of the song all put together. Either way, it’s a pretty stimulating visual feast.