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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    31.05.2013 - 12:14
    Rating: 9
    Cronomaster
    Not very original album title, but "Evangelion" was really decent piece of death metal, so this one may be interesting too.
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    31.05.2013 - 17:17
    Rating: 9
    Wiillak
    Come on man, Don't be that satanist !
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    31.05.2013 - 18:46
    Rating: 10
    Big-Al
    Really looking forward to it, Behemoth is awesome... though the title reminds me of Fear Factory's The Industrialist ... makes for a bold title (but funny).
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    19.06.2013 - 02:57
    Rating: 9
    Gopherhawk
    Album title puke.
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    05.07.2013 - 17:42
    RealEyes
    Written by Wiillak on 31.05.2013 at 17:17

    Come on man, Don't be that satanist !


    The real satanists wear 5000 dollars suits and they work in the highest position of finance, business and government.
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    21.07.2013 - 19:14
    Sincarnator
    Pity the title is pathetic!! seems the worst of behemoth ever
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    10.08.2013 - 15:26
    Rating: 10
    Ajay Singh
    Whats with the title bashing? Its what behemoth always stood for. May be in this era satanism might sound like a joke. But its what motivated every pure metal band I'd ever know. You would never know how it feels like to have born in a chrstian famly and have lived in chrstian society. \m/ XEZ
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    29.09.2013 - 01:29
    3rdWorld
    The Psilosopher
    Written by Ajay Singh on 10.08.2013 at 15:26

    But its what motivated every pure metal band I'd ever know.

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    29.09.2013 - 15:48
    psykometal
    A staff guy...
    ^Ditto.

    There are loads of "pure metal bands" that have nothing to do with satanism...
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    29.09.2013 - 16:31
    Marcel Hubregtse
    Grumpy Old Fuck
    Written by psykometal on 29.09.2013 at 15:48

    ^Ditto.

    There are loads of "pure metal bands" that have nothing to do with satanism...


    even Sabbath actually had nothing to do with satanism just like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest had nothing to do with it. Mmmm, looking at the Guy's favourite bands, almost none have anything to do with satanism
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    29.09.2013 - 17:35
    Rating: 6
    Angel N.
    Evil Butterfly
    Written by psykometal on 29.09.2013 at 15:48

    ^Ditto.

    There are loads of "pure metal bands" that have nothing to do with satanism...

    it depends who you are talking with,some even thinks that Pink Floyd or Deep Purple are basically into satanism ! Pff ! let alone what title this album is bearing !
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    29.09.2013 - 18:06
    psykometal
    A staff guy...
    Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.09.2013 at 16:31

    even Sabbath actually had nothing to do with satanism just like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest had nothing to do with it. Mmmm, looking at the Guy's favourite bands, almost none have anything to do with satanism

    Even Blue Cheer, the band that many consider to be the FIRST heavy metal band, had nothing to do with satanism.

    In fact, if memory serves me correctly, satanism didn't really get introduced into heavy metal until the early 80s (over a decade after the beginning of heavy metal, which started in the late 60s to early 70s), with the advent of more extreme metal bands like Venom, Hellhammer, and Slayer.
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    05.10.2013 - 16:45
    Rating: 5
    Uldreth
    Written by psykometal on 29.09.2013 at 18:06

    Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.09.2013 at 16:31

    even Sabbath actually had nothing to do with satanism just like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest had nothing to do with it. Mmmm, looking at the Guy's favourite bands, almost none have anything to do with satanism

    Even Blue Cheer, the band that many consider to be the FIRST heavy metal band, had nothing to do with satanism.

    In fact, if memory serves me correctly, satanism didn't really get introduced into heavy metal until the early 80s (over a decade after the beginning of heavy metal, which started in the late 60s to early 70s), with the advent of more extreme metal bands like Venom, Hellhammer, and Slayer.

    Who themselves were never satanists, just used that imagery as shock value .

    I think the amount of metal bands who were truly satanic is actually quite minimal even within the early BM scene.
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    05.10.2013 - 17:41
    psykometal
    A staff guy...
    Written by Uldreth on 05.10.2013 at 16:45

    Who themselves were never satanists, just used that imagery as shock value .

    I think the amount of metal bands who *are truly satanic is actually quite minimal even within the early (*and current) BM scene.

    Yup, and yup.

    Most of these so-called "Satanic" bands are just about shock value, they're actually just atheists who target Christianity because it's one of the largest, easiest and most widespread religions to target and attack. Not to mention they'll get a lot less flack by targeting Christianity, than by targeting Judaism, Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism; not that it would really make much sense to vehemently attack Hindus or Buddhists.
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    05.10.2013 - 22:57
    Góral
    Combo Breaker
    This ubiquitous "Nergal's satanism" is already becoming boring. Really.
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    13.10.2013 - 12:06
    Rating: 9
    Svneatr
    Vitharr
    Written by psykometal on 29.09.2013 at 18:06

    Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.09.2013 at 16:31

    even Sabbath actually had nothing to do with satanism just like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest had nothing to do with it. Mmmm, looking at the Guy's favourite bands, almost none have anything to do with satanism

    Even Blue Cheer, the band that many consider to be the FIRST heavy metal band, had nothing to do with satanism.

    In fact, if memory serves me correctly, satanism didn't really get introduced into heavy metal until the early 80s (over a decade after the beginning of heavy metal, which started in the late 60s to early 70s), with the advent of more extreme metal bands like Venom, Hellhammer, and Slayer.


    Satanism and music go hand in hand. All the way back to Nicolo Paginini and in the Dark Ages with the "evil" tritone *gasps*.
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    13.10.2013 - 14:17
    psykometal
    A staff guy...
    Written by Svneatr on 13.10.2013 at 12:06

    Satanism and music go hand in hand. All the way back to Nicolo Paginini and in the Dark Ages with the "evil" tritone *gasps*.

    That may or may not be true, but I never said that Satanism didn't get introduced into music until the 80s, I said that it didn't really get introduced into heavy metal until the 80s.
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    17.10.2013 - 01:29
    Lord_Regnier
    Written by psykometal on 05.10.2013 at 17:41

    Most of these so-called "Satanic" bands are just about shock value, they're actually just atheists who target Christianity because it's one of the largest, easiest and most widespread religions to target and attack. Not to mention they'll get a lot less flack by targeting Christianity, than by targeting Judaism, Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism; not that it would really make much sense to vehemently attack Hindus or Buddhists.


    Just read what Karl Sanders says on this matter in the liner notes for the song "Kafir".
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    17.10.2013 - 02:35
    psykometal
    A staff guy...
    Written by Lord_Regnier on 17.10.2013 at 01:29

    Just read what Karl Sanders says on this matter in the liner notes for the song "Kafir".

    That would require me to have the booklet, which I don't.
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    30.12.2013 - 22:46
    NorthernDickhead
    Well,if someone said that the album title isn't unique...... that new EP's name is.
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    30.12.2013 - 22:55
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Written by NorthernDickhead on 30.12.2013 at 22:46
    Well,if someone said that the album title isn't unique...... that new EP's name is.

    The title itself may be unique, but the story of Gabriel's Horn is fairly well-known amongst those who've read the Bible.

    I'm assuming the EP title is mocking the return of Christ? Or maybe it's a metaphor for the return of the Lord within himself as he overcame his battle with cancer.
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    30.12.2013 - 23:07
    Mr. Doctor
    Skandino
    Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.12.2013 at 22:55
    The title itself may be unique, but the story of Gabriel's Horn is fairly well-known amongst those who've read the Bible.

    I don't know it and I spent like 6 years of my life in a catholic school. D: The only Gabriel's Horn I know is a geometric figure (a very interesting one at that btw).

    Edit: Oh, I guess you mean the whole "dude blows the trumpets to announce judgement day"... Unless there's something else I missed.
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    Like you could kiss my ass
    Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
    Rod, let me love you.
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    30.12.2013 - 23:42
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Written by Mr. Doctor on 30.12.2013 at 23:07
    Edit: Oh, I guess you mean the whole "dude blows the trumpets to announce judgement day"... Unless there's something else I missed.

    Nah that was what I was referring to. Nergal appears to be somewhat of an eccentric person and artistically inclined based on some of these Behemoth videos as well as concepts "discussed" within the lyrics, so it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't as simple as Gabriel blowing his horn. In an interview with Loudwire he talks about cancer being an inspiration and how it changed him as a person, so I'm assuming all of this new material relates in ways to individual strength, which can be interpreted as a form of Satanism - hence, The Satanist, at least.
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    10.01.2014 - 17:12
    Rating: 6
    Rulatore
    I have a feeling that this will suck major dicks. Hope I'm wrong.
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    12.01.2014 - 01:51
    Rating: 8
    Deadmeat
    Necrobutcher
    Written by Rulatore on 10.01.2014 at 17:12

    I have a feeling that this will suck major dicks. Hope I'm wrong.

    i just noticed the durations of the new songs so now i just have the same bad feeling.

    behemoth wrote a bit longer songs on evangelion and i guess this was one of the main reasons that it was a bit boring. now i see that they wrote even longer songs so thats not good news..
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    27.01.2014 - 01:03
    Rating: 6
    Rulatore
    Http://www.amazon.com/Satanist-Behemoth/dp/B00I0QQ4ZG/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_mus?ie=UTF8&qid=1390753765&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Satanist

    Samples, 30 seconds of each song.

    Sounds a bit like Evangelion, I think... but who knows. Still curious to listen to it.
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    27.01.2014 - 19:49
    Rating: 10
    Big-Al
    Well, preordered here, so in a few days time I'll be receiving my deluxe digibook version, CD + DVD. Can't wait
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    28.01.2014 - 16:41
    Rating: 9
    Daniell
    No, you don't
    Written by Gopherhawk on 19.06.2013 at 02:57

    Album title puke.


    Oh really. Apostasy, Evangelion, Satanica. Yeah, Satanist sticks out like a sore thumb.
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    28.01.2014 - 17:21
    Rating: 9
    Gopherhawk
    Written by Daniell on 28.01.2014 at 16:41

    Written by Gopherhawk on 19.06.2013 at 02:57

    Album title puke.


    Oh really. Apostasy, Evangelion, Satanica. Yeah, Satanist sticks out like a sore thumb.


    It just seems really uninspired. Going with the one-word title them I would have considered something like Eidolon, Liturgy, Heresy, etc. The Satanist is just super bland.
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    29.01.2014 - 09:26
    Rating: 9
    Daniell
    No, you don't
    Written by Gopherhawk on 28.01.2014 at 17:21

    Written by Daniell on 28.01.2014 at 16:41

    Written by Gopherhawk on 19.06.2013 at 02:57

    Album title puke.


    Oh really. Apostasy, Evangelion, Satanica. Yeah, Satanist sticks out like a sore thumb.


    It just seems really uninspired. Going with the one-word title them I would have considered something like Eidolon, Liturgy, Heresy, etc. The Satanist is just super bland.




    All those words are equally bland and stupid.
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    Kreator - World War Now
    Ortega - Crows
    Ahab - The Light In the Weed
    Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
    Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
    Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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