Originally released in 1989 via Cogumelo Records Rotting’s devastating output made waves throughout the Metal underground upon its original release. Today, Sarcófago’s second album still stands as a hallmark of Black/Death Metal. Rotting features an unrelenting and devastating Death/Black Metal attack that, while slightly more polished than the band’s debut album INRI, is no less ferocious. The album brings home its hateful message by way of humanity’s vices and deceptions, such as suicide, alcohol-drenched sex, and of course pure Death/Black Metal, as depicted in one of SARCÓFAGO’S biggest songs “Sex, Drinks, and Metal.”
Thematically, the band delivers an agnostic manifesto against religious superstitions and dogmas. The album art drives that point home by its depiction of a decomposing Christ figure. Rotting’s cover art was extremely shocking upon its 1989 original release as no band had taken such a graphic approach to anti-Christianity up to that point. Backlash on the artwork went as far having it censored in its 1990 US release.
The 2014 Rotting release has been carefully remastered to ensure optimal sound output, bringing out all details of this savage and utterly classic recording. The vinyl will be housed in a deluxe Gatefold jacket, which will feature all the original artwork, including a full-color gatefoldinsert.
Vinyl colors will be classic black and limited green with black smoke.
A1 – The Lust
A2 – Alcoholic Coma
A3 – Tracy
B1 – Rotting
B2 – Sex, Drinks, and Metal
B3 – Nightmare
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