Agathodaimon is without question one of the most interesting and original bands on the modern scene. Their music easily joins extreme heaviness with a dark, yet romantic and erotic atmosphere, strengthened with a huge dose of disturbing melancholy. The exclusive re-release of all "Higher Art of Rebellion" brings an unique collection of some of the most inspiring works, combining the best elements of dark wave, gothic and black metal... ). The album, released in 1999, left the typical black metal attitude behind, adding some new and fascinating elements into the formula - a more gothic atmosphere and a lot of doom metal guitar parts made the group sound a bit like Moonspell from their early days. "Higher Art of Rebellion" brought another portion of excellent songs, such as the opening battle hymn "Ne Cheama Pamintul" ("Earth Is Summoning Us"), which was sung in Romanian, just like on the debut release. Other highlights included the surprisingly delicate "Body of Clay", Paradise Lost-influenced "A Death In Its Plenitude" and a new, remixed version of the track "Ribbons/Requiem" from the debut album. "Higher Art of Rebellion" featured mixed vocals of Akaias and Vlad, and a guest appearance by session vocalist Byron, whose phenomenal singing made each of the songs truly unforgettable. The album contained even more progressive elements than before, but still managed to remain true to the genre's origins. New digipak edition, limited to numerated 2000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc.
01 Ne cheama pamíntul 02 Tongue of thorns 03 Glasul artei viitoare 04 When she is mute 05 A death in its plenitude 06 Body of clay 07 Novus ordo seclorum 08 Back into the shadows 09 Les possédés 10 Neovampirism 11 Heaven's coffin 12 Ribbons / requiem '99