Behemoth - The Satanist


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Release date: 3 February 2014
Style: Death metal

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Disc I
01. Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
02. Furor Divinus
03. Messe Noire
04. Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer
05. Amen
06. The Satanist
07. Ben Sahar
08. In The Absence Ov Light
09. O Father O Satan O Sun!
10. Ludzie Wschodu [Siekiera cover] [Australian bonus]

Disc II [DVD] [deluxe box set version]
01. Live Barbarossa
    1 - Intro
    2 - Ov Fire And The Void
    3 - Demigod
    4 - Moonspell Rites
    5 - Conquer All
    6 - Christians To The Lions
    7 - The Seed Ov I
    8 - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
    9 - Decade Of ΘΕΡΙΟΝ
    10 - At The Left Hand Ov God
    11 - Slaves Shall Serve
    12 - Chant For ΕΣΧΗΑΤΟΝ 2000
    13 - 23 (The Youth Manifesto)
    14 - Lucifer
02. The Satanist: Oblivion

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Line-up
Adam "Nergal" Darski - guitars, vocals
Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Promiński - drums
Tomasz "Orion" Wróblewski - bass, backing vocals
Patryk Dominik "Seth" Sztyber - guitars, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Michał Łapaj - hammond organ

Session musicians
Artur Jurek - orchestral arrangements
Krzysztof "Siegmar" Oloś - samples
Jan Galbas - backing vocals
Marcin Janek - saxophone
Pawel Hulisz - trumpet, flugelhorn
Michał Szcerba - French horn
Łukasz Łacny - French horn
Bogdan Kwiatek - trombone
Michał Mieczkowski - bass trombone
Alicja Leoniuk-Kit - cello
Magda Miotke-Bajerska - cello
Grażyna Michalec - cello

Additional info
Deluxe box set includes:
  • Black 10" boxset (with gold hot foil & UV gloss lamination).
  • CD/DVD digibook in silver mirror slipcase (44 page booklet).
  • Supersize posterflag (approx 3x5 feet).
  • Black wooden inverted rosary cross.
  • Metal pin.
  • Black communion waffles in black envelope.

    Produced by Behemoth.
    Co-produced by Wojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy and Daniel Bergstrand.
    Engineered by Wojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy.
    Drum tech by Urban Näsvall.
    Recorded at Hertz Studio by Wojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy, February-June 2013 e.v.
    Additional recording at Dug-Out, Radio Gdańsk, Sounsgreat Studio.
    Mixed by Matt Hyde at Hideaway Studio, Los Angeles, August-September 2013 e.v.
    Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, September-October 2013 e.v.

    All art and calligraphy by Denis Forkas.

    The excerpt from Witold Gombrowicz's 'Ślub' in the song 'In The Abscence Ov Light' used with the kind permission of Rita Gombrowicz.

  • Staff review by
    wormdrink414
    Rating:
    6.0
    Not too many bands could throw a spoken-word, Kenny G sax muzak thing into the middle of a song called "In The Absence Ov Light" and not get laughed away into obscurity. Behemoth can get away with shit like that. They're just too cool to be dismissed. They sound cool and, with a theatrical sense that rivals well over half a Lady Gaga, they LOOK cool. I mean, I'm not gay, but I'd let Nergal and Orion double team me if they still want to.

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    published 12.02.2014 | Comments (214)

    Guest review by
    flightoficarus
    Rating:
    10
    What's my favorite scary movie? The Shining. With its subtle, psychological terror and slow-build that only Kubrick can pull off, it's a masterpiece. Sure, I get down with the gore-ridden creature features too. Everything from Evil Dead to Friday the 13th is cool in my book. Why is this relevant? Aliens. Okay, now you are more confused. Let me elaborate further. I think a lot of long-time fans come to a Behemoth album expecting a certain level of violence. Demigod, Thelema.6, Zos Kia Cultus; these classics are the "Aliens" of the Behemoth discography. Explosions, flame-throwers, disembowelment, "Game over man, game over!" I'm right with you, popcorn ready. The Satanist, on the other hand, is "Alien." Swarms of xenomorphs are replaced with a single, lurking threat in the shadows. The emphasis is on tension as each innocent is picked off one by one and dragged to their grim (and unseen) demise. While both styles are equally valid, I find the imagination to be a far darker place than anything directly fed to my senses.

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    published 09.02.2015 | Comments (42)

    03.02.2014
    Starting with Demigod, Behemoth's albums became more and more soulless. Faster, more brutal, better produced, but devoid of feelings. But no more. This one is spontaneous, wild, unhinged and unpredictable. It has more music than brutality, more feeling than calculation. A fantastic treat.

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    21.08.2015 - 09:14
    Rating: 9
    Rsrdaman
    Holy mother of hell, talk about a shitstorm in the comments... Not really surprising though. This is a Behemoth album. Some people are going to shit on it no matter what the quality. But hey, its the cool thing to do these days.
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    03.10.2015 - 19:10
    Dima
    Still find them musically weak. However their live performance tonight was sick and will gladly pay up to see them again.
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    03.10.2015 - 20:25
    Rating: 6
    Zaph
    The Nothingth
    Written by Dima on 03.10.2015 at 19:10

    Still find them musically weak. However their live performance tonight was sick and will gladly pay up to see them again.

    Definitely one of those bands that's far more interesting live.
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    03.10.2015 - 20:28
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Account deleted
    Seconded. Glad I saw them before this album got made.
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    04.10.2015 - 04:57
    Rating: 9
    Ace Frawley
    The Spaceman
    Written by Zaph on 03.10.2015 at 20:25

    Written by Dima on 03.10.2015 at 19:10

    Still find them musically weak. However their live performance tonight was sick and will gladly pay up to see them again.

    Definitely one of those bands that's far more interesting live.


    And I missed them last night. Had to be at another event. Never caught them live. Oh well, maybe next time.
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    05.02.2016 - 11:41
    Rating: 7
    Tomas Piller
    Written by Ace Frawley on 04.10.2015 at 04:57

    And I missed them last night. Had to be at another event. Never caught them live. Oh well, maybe next time.

    Brutal Assault 2016?
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    06.02.2016 - 11:02
    Rating: 9
    NoxStorM
    Mostly this is the best Behemoth Album for me .. i was not a big fan of them before but this album caught my attention to give these guys what they deserve ,, i see them getting more mature and professional ,, Vocalling is more intense , Inferno is definitely the best drummer in the scene .. i think Behemoth is more bright in the less speedy songs , they are creative and performance is better , music and lyrics is matching with a good harmony , the album sounds like the classic stuff , i got the same feeling like Dissection (Storm of the lights bane) , i totally understand it might be different than their other albums which may annoy the loyal Behemoth fans , but in my opinion from a music and performance standpoints it is a great album
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    06.02.2016 - 12:00
    Rating: 9
    Ace Frawley
    The Spaceman
    Written by Tomas Piller on 05.02.2016 at 11:41

    Written by Ace Frawley on 04.10.2015 at 04:57

    And I missed them last night. Had to be at another event. Never caught them live. Oh well, maybe next time.

    Brutal Assault 2016?


    I wish. I'm in Australia, so the chances of being in the Czech Republic in August are close to zero. I have been to that country, but that was almost 17 years ago now. Oh well, maybe they'll do another album and I'll see them next touring cycle. Maybe that will be in 2-3 years time.
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    20.10.2016 - 10:55
    3rdWorld
    The Psilosopher
    Revisiting this now, such a damn fine album. Worth a listen just for the inhuman drumming.
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