666 (The Apocalypse of John, 13/18) is a double album by psychedelic/progressive art rock group Aphrodite's Child. It was released in 1972, and was the primary vehicle/effort for the Vangelis project…
Formed in 1967 by keyboard player Vangelis, the band also featured Demis Roussos on bass and vocals and Lucas Sideras on drums. This set from the BR imprint is essentially the same as Polygram International's Collection from 1995. The sequence of Singles is slightly altered, and it includes live versions of "End of the World" and "Lontano Dagli Occhi", as well as the studio track "Pathenon", but other than that the two releases are identical. Both offer the hit singles "Rain and Tears" and "Break", as well as a run through the group's Mediterranean take on psychedelia and highlights of 1972's high-concept 666 - widely considered to be Aphrodite's Child's finest hour.
666 (The Apocalypse of John, 13/18) is a double album by psychedelic/progressive art rock group Aphrodite's Child. It is one of the early cult albums in rock history, and is still popular among fans today. It was released in 1972, and was the primary vehicle/effort for the Vangelis project. It had a minor Album Oriented Radio hit in "The Four Horsemen," and a nearly pop hit with "Break." The album was ostensibly an adaptation of Biblical passages from the book of the same name, but was also very experimental in lyrics and composition, including a curious piece of performance art in which Greek actress Irene Papas is struggling to chant a mantra while in the throes of hysteria and climax.
With this album Old Man's Child continue evolving in a positive direction, they don't over produce their albums like on Dimmu Borgir's DCA and it isn't under par either, just right. Vocal wise it is what you would exspect. Everything else is truly perfect, it is fast and heavy yet is melodic (which is why I love this type of music so much, bridging heavy and melodic together)