Remastered re-release of the debut full-length studio album by legendary Greek Black Metal band.
There are good reasons why record companies gamble on re-releases, and Black Lotus Records hit the jackpot with this one! This is Necromantia's early work in an album that can only be described as a point of reference for the Greek Black Metal scene.
In the year of their lord, 1993, Necromantia hit the streets with their debut album. What was astonishing back then as it is now is the fact that they use 8-string bass instead of electric guitars, which makes their sound unique and immediately recognizable. Having said that, their sound is let down by production by means of timing and quality output leading to a mediocre result.
Necromantia's use of keyboards and spoken parts come to their rescue as they add to the atmosphere, making the production's defects non-important. Tracks like "Lord of the Abyss", "The Warlock" and "Last Song for Valderie" will make the hair on your backbone rise, even though at some parts this seems to take place in expense of technique and variety.
"Crossing The Fiery Path" is an album that is definitely worth your attention! Check out also the bonus track which is a cover of Omen's "Death Rider"!!
First re-release of the album comes as limited to 1000 copies Digipack CD with remastered version of the album, complete new artwork, one bonus track and one hidden track!
Black Lotus Records, 2005 (BLRCD103). Made in Greece.
1. The Vampire Lord Speaks... 1:44
2. The Warlock 13:35
3. Last Song For Valdezie 5:11
4. Unchaining The Wolf (At War...) 5:05
5. Les Litanies De Satan 10:01
6. Lord Of The Abyss 7:27
7. Tribes Of The Moon 4:14
8. Death Rider (Bonust track / Oment cover) 3:51
9. Les Litanies De Satan, pt. 2 (Hidden track) 3:30
Total playing time: 54:38 min.