amGod ‎– Half Rotten And Decayed Limited Box Set

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Celtic Circle Productions ‎– C.C.P. 13-BOX, Celtic Circle Productions ‎– CCP-013-BOX
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Half Rotten And Decayed
CD1-1 amGod
Vocals – B. Young
0:44
CD1-2 Fall Out 5:05
CD1-3 Fire V.2 6:17
CD1-4 Silence Besides The Sun 4:20
CD1-5 Braindead 2:44
CD1-6 Pain Laughter
Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics] – Axel Kleintjes
4:57
CD1-7 Leben - Tod
Vocals – Alexandroid*
4:06
CD1-8 Overlove
Vocals – B. Young
6:06
CD1-9 Deathwill 3:28
CD1-10 Dogma (Part 2 >>Monotheism<<) 2:01
CD1-11 Dogma (Part 3 >>Gismo<<) 6:06
CD1-12 Dogma (Part 4 >>Half Rotten And Decayed<<) 5:06
CD1-13 Dogma (Part 5 >>Dreamscape<<) 2:17
CD1-14 Crush! 1:18
CD1-15 Fire V.3 4:24
CD1-16 Stigmata 4:23
Crime! + Bonus
CD2-1 Intro 2:44
CD2-2 Cyber Christ 6:12
CD2-3 Is It Real? 3:43
CD2-4 Revolution 1999 6:03
CD2-5 Industry Voices 5:34
CD2-6 Crime! 5:37
CD2-7 Freeze 4:24
CD2-8 Heartbreaker 4:48
CD2-9 God-Complex 3:51
CD2-10 Reduction 5:06
CD2-11 Revolution 1999 (Extended Version) 4:53
CD2-12 In A Orbit Of A Comet 5:33
CD2-13 Silence Besides The Sun (Remix) 5:28
Live! + Bonus
CD3-1 Intro 1:04
CD3-2 Fall Out 4:53
CD3-3 Crucified West 6:00
CD3-4 Fire V.2 4:30
CD3-5 Leben - Tod 4:17
CD3-6 Soulhunter 5:21
CD3-7 Get Vomit 5:59
CD3-8 Pain Laughter
Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics] – Axel Kleintjes
5:00
CD3-9 Dogma (Part 4) 5:10
CD3-10 Dogma (Part 5) 2:16
CD3-11 Fire V.1 3:58
CD3-12 Gismo (Dogma 3 Remix) 6:22
CD3-13 Stigmata 6:05
CD3-14 Data-Control (Remix) 5:13
Live! 45:45
DVD-1 Intro
DVD-2 Fall Out
DVD-3 Crucified West
DVD-4 Fire V.2
DVD-5 Leben-Tod
DVD-6 Soulhunter
DVD-7 Get Vomit
DVD-8 Pain Laughter
Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics] – Axel Kleintjes
DVD-9 Dogma (Part 4)
DVD-10 Dogma (Part 5)

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An essencial collection of rare and unreleasesed stuff, selected oddities on audio and video.

Limited edition of numbered 1999 copies.

©+℗ 1994/2004 Celtic Circle Productions

Made in Germany

CD3 and DVD are co-titled "Krefeld, Germany, 5. Night Of Darkness Kulturfabrik, 25.06.1994"

Packaging: clamshell box containing four discs (each in a card sleeve) and 12 page booklet.

Incidential info: the release wasn't authorized by the artist.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 693723 527109
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0693723527109
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51348471/AMGODHALFROTTEN 21
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51348468/AMGODCRIME 23
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): [Sonopress Arvato logo] 51348475/AMGODLIVECD 22
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): [Sonopress logo] 51348474/AMGODLIVEDVD S 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 & CD2): IFPI LP50
  • Mastering SID Code (CD3): IFPI L847
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 to CD3): IFPI 0731
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 07A3
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 4906
  • Other (spars code): DDD

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April 4, 2017
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Endless darkness. Eternal hellfire. Smoke choking the lungs and lives of all humankind. A world endlessly at war, and a war which will never cease. Buildings explode into bits, debris showers down upon the dying masses who have nowhere left to go, their homes utterly destroyed, their families burned, beaten, crushed, left for dead... half rotten and decayed.

The above statement is the feeling which this legendary act have always given me. It is the imagery which permeates their music. Or should I say his. Because all of this chaos is the work of one man: Dominik van Reich.

Amgod was formed in 1994 in response to his leaving another famed German electro outfit, Yelworc. With the release of the long-delayed 'Trinity' album, it seemed only fitting to re-issue Amgod's divine 'Half Rotten and Decayed'. Another resurrection to mention would be that of Celtic Circle Productions. A label which for the time it ran originally (1989-1997) released some of the finest dark electronic music ever. Forget those others, Celtic Circle were the ones to forge ahead with several acts that truly sounded different. Although the future brought nothing else from CCP, this was a strong return for them.

Enough background.

Not only has this work been re-released (and re-mastered, audiophiles), it comes in the form of a box set which features a live album and DVD of a performance from 1994. In addition, an entirely unreleased album which was composed between 1997 and 1999 entitled "Crime!"also appeared here.

I'll not take up any time describing 'Half Rotten...', you know it, you love it. 'Crime!' documents van Reich diversifying his style. It contains calm, instrumental interludes as well as the bruising approach he is known and appreciated for. There are a few tracks which have some bits and shredded pieces of techno in them and then again, there are many which are flat out visceral. The morbid outlook of Amgod is abundantly clear, the apocalyptic vision well defined.

The live album is vicious like you would not believe. Dominik careens and curses his way though pretty much all of 'Half Rotten and Decayed' as well as managing to sneak a few Yelworc songs. I can only imagine what seeing this band live must have been like but the DVD will have to do. Flanked by two assistants (and in the finale, a guitarist), Reich twitches and spasms across the small stage crammed with gear. Giving life to the demons in his head, he looks thoroughly engaged on all levels. The smoke rises, the strobes pulsate, gnashing arms claw the air beneath him and somewhere through all of this Amgod commune with the faithful... angrily, forlornly, cruelly...a call to arms for all who believe.