Rotting Christ: Aealo [2010]

Released 15 February 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Melodic black metal, folk metal
Length 50:05
Label Season of Mist
Producer Sakis Tolis

Æalo is the tenth full length album by Greek black metal band Rotting Christ. The CD was recorded between July and October 2009 at Lunatech Studios in Katerini, Greece.

Vocalist Sakis stated that “ÆALO is the transcription of the ancient Greek word ‘ΕΑΛΩ’ into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction and reflects the musical and lyrical content of the album.”

Track listing

All songs written by Sakis Toils, except where noted.

  1. “Aealo” – 3:40
  2. “Eon Aenaos” – 3:57
  3. “Δαιμόνων βρῶσις” (English: Demon’s food) – 4:56
  4. “Noctis Era” – 4:49
  5. “Dub-Saĝ-Ta-Ke” – 2:57
  6. “Fire Death and Fear” – 4:34
  7. “Nekron Lahes…” – 1:08
  8. “…Pir Threontai” – 4:48
  9. “Thou Art Lord” – 4:51
  10. “Santa Muerte” – 5:28
  11. “Orders from the Dead (Diamanda Galas cover)” – 8:57
  12. “The Sign of Prime Creation + Keravnos Kivernitos” – 8:01 (bonus, live in Athens, December 2007)
  13. “Non Serviam” – 4:42 (bonus, live in Athens, December 2007)

Lyrics

1. Aealo

ΧΑΡΕ ΠΑΡΕ ΜΕ ΜΑΚΡΙΑ ΚΑΨΕ ΜΕ

Rage and fight
ΕΑΛΩ Η ΖΩΗ
March and fright
ΕΑΛΩ Η ΨΥΧΗ

And now that dawn breaks
Behind the eyes
And its lightness delivered
By the screams
Just feeling my face frozen
Just seeing my life chosen by

ΧΑΡΕ ΠΑΡΕ ΜΕ ΜΑΚΡΙΑ ΚΑΨΕ ΜΕ

Arm and strike
ΕΑΛΩ Η ΖΩΗ
Arch and ride
ΕΑΛΩ Η ΨΥΧΗ

And now that painted crows
Laugh in the shade
Spreading their screams
In the valley of death
Just feeling my heart trembling
The time has come to…

[Chorus:]
Rage and fight
March and fright
ΕΓΕΝΕΤΩ ΤΟ ΟΝΕΙΡΟ ΕΡΕΒΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΘΛΙΨΗ
Arm and strike
Arch and ride
ΕΓΕΝΕΤΩ ΤΟ ΟΝΕΙΡΟ ΕΡΕΒΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΘΛΙΨΗ

Let there be my dreadful dream
Rage and fire

[Chorus]

Let there be my dreadful dream
Rage and fire
Let there sound my wicked screams
Fear afire

ΧΑΡΕ ΠΑΡΕ ΜΕ ΜΑΚΡΙΑ ΚΑΨΕ ΜΕ

2. Eon Aenaos

Won by our fathers soldiers
Won with offerings and blood
Blaze in each countenance
Spring thresh and fire the battle

ΚΑΛΕΣΕ ΜΕ
Let liberty reign
Let’s fight for freedom

Everyone here has the right for
Freedom, everyone can step the arduous path of wisdom

ΣΚΟΤΩΣΕ ΜΕ
Let clarity done
A clarity clad by wisdom

Are you ready to fight for freedom?
(Yeah)
Are you ready to die for peace?
(Yeah)

I eye the grizzle cloud of rain
No certitude, no peace, mo help for pain
Behold, the anger here reigns
I am here as on a darkling plain

ΚΑΛΕΣΕ ΜΕ
Let liberty reign
Let’s fight for freedom

Hey soldier, wake up and hear
The infant groan the infant fear
My sweat wallows and I only pray
I only wail the wrong of death’s delay

ΣΚΟΤΩΣΕ ΜΕ
Let clarity done
A clarity clad by wisdom

Won by our fathers soldiers
Won with offerings and blood
Crush (Yeah)
Kill (Yeah)
Spring thresh and fire the battle

Hades awaits Hades awaits Hades
Awaits Hades awaits
Death awaits Death awaits Death
Awaits Death awaits

3. Demonon Vrosis

[Introduction: Ancient Greek – Classic – English translation:]

Νυκτὸς ἐσμὲν – Nyktos esmen – We’re the night’s
φρικώδη τέκνα – phrikode tekna – awful children
κατάραι καλοῦσιν – katarai kalousin – curses are calling
ἡμᾶς εἰς ᾍδην – hemas eis Haiden – us to Hades
δαιμόνων βρῶσις ἔσῃ – daimonon brosis esei – food for demons you will become
σκιὰ ἀναίμακτος. – skia anaimaktos. – a bloodless shadow.

Woe, pain, blood lead us

Now that we end up with fire
Some strident curses come from higher

Woe, pain, blood lead us

We are the nights’ atrocious sons
We come from strange locus named Neverland
Atrocious demons’ feed you will become
A woeful shadow without blood

[Chorus:]
Show me the path to show you the land
Where grimy war and pain have just begun
Oh, you strain, oh, you pain
I am thine and thou art mine

Now that the order sounds cease-fire
Some warlike voices sound like choir

Woe, pain, blood lead us

And tear the lucid and silky veil of my dream
And walk on gloomy and trodden path and kill
My misty brain, lord, please reign
Lord please reign and spit the poison in my vein

[Chorus]

I am thine and thou art mine

4. Noctis Era

Paint death with colour night
Scream loud your feeling fright
Hear the mercy yell fight
Uncahin the beast inside and bite
Face the underworld
This twisted and naked world
Where screams sing the song
The song of the netherworld
We are the fears
We are always near
We are the fears that feed our souls
With frozen tears
We are the fears
We sound clear
We are the fears that nail your soul with our spears

Weep for me, for you, for thee
Pray in your distress to die
Lay down, obey, vile
Face the enemy and fight
Welcome to our world
To gloomy and dusky world
Where sins sing our song
We are the fears
We are always near
We are the fears that feed our souls with frozen tears
We are the fears
We sound clear
We are the fears that nail your soul with our spears

[Chorus:]
Dark covered era, behold eternal
Beware the quite torment that last eternal
Bloodstained era that last eternal
Fire… Fire…

[Chorus]

Dark covered era
Bloodstained era that last eternal
Fire… Fire…

5. Dub-sag-ta-ke

[Instrumental]

6. Fire Death And Fear

Will I ever find out the sour of fear
The sour of scare
And walk on the entire range of being
Far of being near
I came here for breezy blood to step on
A hill of soil and mud
I walked till here to feel my spear

I obey my lordly prime, I sharpen my
Steel to sharpen my fear
And breaking my awe’s chain,
My sparkly view their dread will rare
Back to the battle where fate calls
And the smell of death slyly crawls
I sailed till here to drown my fear

[Chorus:]
Darkness, dread and tear
Make each sense of death to seem so far so near
Fire, death and fear
I dry me wetly dreams on shields and spears

Darkness, dread and tear
Fire, death and fear

7. Nekron Iahes…

[Instrumental]

8. …pir Threontai

In the age of gold we sculpt with deads
In the age of liberty the dread is reigning
In the age of wealth we waste flames
But the flames are known to our dead

[Chorus:]
Abomination, humiliation,
God cursed creation
Why you cage our souls
To your kingdom
Illumination, desire, salvation,
You exiled creation
Let me walk the path of wisdom

The dead are counting
With their names
The dread is following up with shames
The blood is spooking the place
But this place is not new to our dead

[Chorus]

The dead are counting
With their names
The dread is following up with shames
The blood is spooking the place
But this place is not new to our dead

[Chorus]

Abomination, humiliation
Abomination, abomination, humiliation
Let me walk the path of wisdom

9. Thou Art Lord

Thou on the cross, for you shall fight
Dead arch dead march embattle and fire

Thou on the cross, for you shall fight
Thou on the cross, for you shall die

Thou on the cross, for you shall fight
Thou on the cross, for you shall die

[Chorus:]
Soldiers be prepared, prepared!
Fight for our cause
Embattle cruel to waste your soul,
Our cause is heaven’s cause
Soldiers be prepared, prepared!
Die for an absurd law
Sharp your arm that sharp your heart,
Be worth of our cause

For a voice like thunder and a tongue
To drown the throat of war
When the senses are shaken
And the soul is driven to madness
Who can stand, who can stand
When the souls are torn
To everlasting fire

[Chorus:]
For a scream like rumble and a tongue
That spit the curse of war
When the senses are ablazed and the
Soul lead the flames
Who can stand, who can stand
Thou on the cross, for you shall fight

[Chorus]

Dead arch dead march
Embattle and fire

Now I see the light
Light me a light, any kind of light
Will I ever see this green green
Landscape bright
Will I ever feel this spring
Breeze and delight
Now I see the light, now I see the light

10. Santa Muerte

God bless – God bless – God help – God stead
Your dread – Your dead
Who died in the name of Revenge – revenge – avenge
Vengeance scream loud – your dead
Who burn young and died off
God bless – God bless – God help – God stead
Your dread – Your dead
Who crawl in the name of…
Revenge – revenge – avenge
Vengeance scream loud – your dead
Who rise in the nightfall
And under your cruel eye outworn
Are wondering why they died for!

God bless – God bless – God help – God stead
Your dread – Your deads
Who trail and kneel your law
Revenge – revenge – avenge
Vengeance scream loud – your dead
That enemies sword accept with awe
God bless – God bless – God help – God stead
Your dread – Your deads
Who blinded from your crown
Revenge – revenge – avenge
Vengeance scream loud – your dead
Who their hopes built up with straw
And under the threat of a hellborn are
Wondering why they died for!

[Chorus:]
Is this the holy thing to see and die
Is this what forbid my heart’s delight
Then a dubious being and weak am I
Without caring if I live or f I die

Mortals face your holy dream tonight
The sky, the earth, the sea belongs to thee…

God bless – God bless – God help -God stead
Your dread – Your dead
Who blinded from your crown
Revenge – revenge -avenge
Vengeance scream loud – your dead
Who rise in the nightfall
And under your cruel eye outworn
Are wondering why they died for!

11. Orders From The Dead

[Diamanda Galas cover]

THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES
THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES
THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES
THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES

But these flames are NOT new
To OUR dead
OUR dead did cry their final prayer in those flames
Our dead did sing their last lullaby in those flames
Our dead prayed to our infidelite GOd in those falmes
Our dead whispered a last goodbye to their mother
IN THOSE FLAMES

THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES

OUR dead clawed their children close in
THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES

OUR dead watched their daughters
16 times
RAPED AND BEATEN
in the still-burning of THOSE FLAMES

OUR dead watched an ax remove their
mother’s skull
and crown a wooden spit
in the continuous burning of THOSE FLAMES

OUR DEAD watched while Chrysotomos
eyes and tongue were pulled out,
teeth and fingers broken, one by one,
in the laughing and the cheering
OF THOSE FLAMES

OUR DEAD watched their sisters drenched with gasoline
and scream with melting skin
“THE WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES”

OUR DEAD gave birth to Turkish victories
the gurgling and then dying trophy.
on a bayonet which marked the borders of
THE WORLD WHICH IS GOING UP IN FLAMES

OUR DEAD WERE DRAGGED IN MARCHES
THROUGH THE DESERT SUN
FOR WEEKS UNTIL THE SUN BURNED OUT THEIR LUNGS

and when the desert sun which was burning them like flames
ripped apart their lips, we heard the final prayer
LORD GOD HAVE MERCY LORD UPON OUR SOULS!

They saw the WORLD IS GOING UP IN FLAMES
buried, not yet dead inside the pits
engraved:

“GIAOURI, INFIDELI:
OUR GOD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO DIE”

And now the unblessed dead have ordered us to say:

THIS is my GRAVE, MY HOLY BED
YOU CANNOT take it

YOU can NOT ERASE MY NAME
YOU can NOT ERASE OUR DEAD

YOU CANNOT ERASE THE DEAD
Because we have been ordered now
to list their names, their numbers,

to give their date of birth, their earthly city,
their father’s name, the sweetness
of their mother’s eyes
GOODBYE

GOODBYE

GOODBYE
and forevermore
We’ll see you when the desert meets the sky
But do not FORGET MY NAME

And so these were the orders from the dead
said without a word but with a final glance:
the

SECOND

granted to the Infidel

since an Infidelite Hell
should NOT require a prayer
should NOT require a silent moment

And now the Infidel is told
to forgive and to forget
to understand :

Advance into a paradise of Dead Memories,
of Living Death, the Old Folks Home
of Catatonia
of Madness
and Despair.

“Do not ask me for the NUMBER of that Grave:
It has been stolen.”

“What IS this love for bones and dirt?
Put this ancient thing behind you, Infidelite
You HAVE no claim to GOD
You Have no claim to PEACE
YOu HAVE no claim to JOY

YOU HAVE NO CLAIM

YOU HAVE NO CLAIM

YOU HAVE NO CLAIM

GIAVOURI!!!!

Remember just how lucky, sperm of Satan,
that you are:
to even BE
alive.

NOW!

HERE!

ACROSS THE SEA!

GIAVOUR!

You HAVE no God.

A man without a God
Can NOT be burned ALIVE
He never WAS alive,

not as a MAN, giavour,
but as a DOG.”

[PAUSE]

BUT I HAVE orders from the Dead
that warn me:

“DO NOT FORGET ME:
My blood will fill the air you breathe
FOREVER.”

“MY DEATHBIRD is Not DEAD

HE CARRIES ALL MY TEETH:

MY SMILE OF UNFORGETFULNESS,

MY LAUGH!

VRYKOLAKA!

I am the man unburied
who CANNOT sleep
IN FORTY PIECES!!!!!

I am the girl,
dismembered
and unblessed,

I am the open mouth
that drags your flesh
and will never rest

until

MY DEATH IS WRITTEN
IN A ROCK THAT CAN
NOT BE
BROKEN!”
And these are the orders
from The Dead.

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