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

Top 20 albums of 2014: 11

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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    04.02.2014 - 21:49
    Rating: 9
    maglor
    For me it's one of best so far in this year, dark sound and the lyrics are awesome. I know it is not very black metal in sound, but sounds great for me.
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    05.02.2014 - 00:01
    Rating: 8
    Dani5050
    I like the album , will rate it an 8, and I don't care about the title of it.
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    05.02.2014 - 00:41
    Rating: 9
    blackmamba
    Written by Hex_Omega on 03.02.2014 at 21:16

    This is a huge step back. This album is like a mix of Thelema and Zos Kia Cultus. Behemoth is once again a Black/Death Metal band (or maybe they always were?). Songwriting has changed (less chorus oriented songs), production is 'dirtier' and Nergal is screaming more than on previous albums.
    So far, so good, so... The best Behemoth album? Unfortunately not... I found riffs on this album to be less inspired than on 'Evangelion'. 'The Satanist' is less memorable and catchy. This doesn't have to be a disadvantage but in this case it is. Besides there is completely nothing new here... Clean vocals? Come on... Orchestrations? Not really... So? Yup - Nihil Novi. 'The Satanist' is in my opinion a good album but there is nothing special about it... Just another Behemoth album.

    Highlights: 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel', 'The Satanist', 'In The Absence Ov Light', 'O Father O Satan O Sun!'



    WTF are you talking about? the production is excellent. Dirtier? lol. This is the best Behemoth album to date, but hey if you can't enjoy it, what can I say? Too bad for you!
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    05.02.2014 - 00:47
    Rating: 9
    blackmamba
    Excellent album.
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    05.02.2014 - 03:46
    dr.doom
    It's alright. I kinda dig their Thelema 6/Zos Kia Cultus era and this is definitely closer to that. But it just doesn't do it for me like those albums. Still definitely worth listening to though.
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    05.02.2014 - 04:39
    Dima
    Minus 'Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer' it's humdrum, ho hum.
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    05.02.2014 - 05:34
    Rating: 7
    InsaneMetal
    Absolutely awesome.
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    05.02.2014 - 11:33
    Rating: 9
    boo-boo
    Excellent, been waiting for this for a very long time.
    Can't wait to see them live with this stuff, the DVD I keep watching over and over again is getting a bit worn out.
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    World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
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    05.02.2014 - 12:11
    PocketMetal
    Written by Apothecary on 04.02.2014 at 17:16

    Alright, well Daniel usually has some good tastes, so I guess this is worthy of at least one solid listen from me now. Will be picking up within the week


    Yeah I wanted to just skip this but seems like i have to give it a listen now ... I hope it's not too pretentious especially the lyrics.
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    05.02.2014 - 13:35
    Rating: 7
    Hex_Omega
    Gem Seeker
    Written by blackmamba on 05.02.2014 at 00:41

    Written by Hex_Omega on 03.02.2014 at 21:16

    This is a huge step back. This album is like a mix of Thelema and Zos Kia Cultus. Behemoth is once again a Black/Death Metal band (or maybe they always were?). Songwriting has changed (less chorus oriented songs), production is 'dirtier' and Nergal is screaming more than on previous albums.
    So far, so good, so... The best Behemoth album? Unfortunately not... I found riffs on this album to be less inspired than on 'Evangelion'. 'The Satanist' is less memorable and catchy. This doesn't have to be a disadvantage but in this case it is. Besides there is completely nothing new here... Clean vocals? Come on... Orchestrations? Not really... So? Yup - Nihil Novi. 'The Satanist' is in my opinion a good album but there is nothing special about it... Just another Behemoth album.

    Highlights: 'Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel', 'The Satanist', 'In The Absence Ov Light', 'O Father O Satan O Sun!'



    WTF are you talking about? the production is excellent. Dirtier? lol. This is the best Behemoth album to date, but hey if you can't enjoy it, what can I say? Too bad for you!

    Production IS dirtier (more blackish). Just listen to 'The Apostasy'. And guess what - In my opinion this is not the best Behemoth album and I don't feel bad about it at all. Fanboy.
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    05.02.2014 - 14:42
    Rating: 9
    s_t_s
    Need to listen to it a bit more before making a firm opinion but so far it sounds nice but not so brutal nor "powerful" as Evangelion for instance. I guess that Behemoth are like Cradle of Filth or Dimmu Borgir, ie growing mature hence not as dark as they used to be. But as said before, I need to give it a few tries before making sure about my feelings
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    05.02.2014 - 16:50
    Rating: 8
    Daggon
    Underpaid M.D.
    I love albums like this one that divide the opinion of a whole group so drastically.
    In my humble opinion, it may not be the best Behemoth album they have released, but I'm sure is totally better than their previous effort.
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    "Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"

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    05.02.2014 - 19:28
    Rating: 10
    ZepaR
    Written by Dima on 05.02.2014 at 04:39

    Minus 'Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer' it's humdrum, ho hum.


    Please do not think about this album and satan!! that's wrong rated under 9
    satan don't like it
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    05.02.2014 - 19:40
    Fearmeister
    Account deleted
    Is that a saxophone in the 8th track?
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    05.02.2014 - 20:22
    Rating: 9
    Cronomaster
    Wow, I'm impressed with this album so much ! And I'm not a very big fan of Behemoth, I mean, they're good, but I've never seen anything special in their music. Just fine death metal, that's all. But this album, is different. It really can be heard, that Nergal have put much of his heart in creation of this album. And vocals in "O Father O Satan O Sun!" are damn outstanding !!
    I hope they'll keep up the great work ! For the first time, I've started to believe in this band !
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    05.02.2014 - 21:21
    Rating: 8
    ManiacBlasphemer
    Black Knight
    If there is an album that defines Behemoth, this one is. Not only the title, but the music as well. One of my early picks for best records released in 2014, without a doubt.
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    06.02.2014 - 00:29
    Rating: 10
    ZepaR
    Written by s_t_s on 05.02.2014 at 14:42

    Need to listen to it a bit more before making a firm opinion but so far it sounds nice but not so brutal nor "powerful" as Evangelion for instance. I guess that Behemoth are like Cradle of Filth or Dimmu Borgir, ie growing mature hence not as dark as they used to be. But as said before, I need to give it a few tries before making sure about my feelings


    cradle of filth or dimmu borgir!?!?!?!?!
    now, i laugh a lot for your post
    are you ok?? why rigmarole defiance, what do you say for yourself?
    go and listen to BehemotH a lot...then you can understand the things ov behemoth and black metal (death)...
    hey my friend go and kill yourself
    i am waiting for your funeral...it should be dark when i am hearse
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    06.02.2014 - 00:56
    Lit.
    Account deleted
    Written by ZepaR on 06.02.2014 at 00:29

    cradle of filth or dimmu borgir!?!?!?!?!
    now, i laugh a lot for your post
    are you ok?? why rigmarole defiance, what do you say for yourself?
    go and listen to BehemotH a lot...then you can understand the things ov behemoth and black metal (death)...
    hey my friend go and kill yourself
    i am waiting for your funeral...it should be dark when i am hearse


    Hate to break it to you, but CoF's and Dimmu Borgir's latest already prove themselves better than this rubbish.

    Behemoth haven't been black metal in years.
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    06.02.2014 - 01:50
    Rating: 10
    infernaldeath87
    This album is Behemoth's crowning achievement. They have turned this type of extreme metal into a powerful and masterful art-form.
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    06.02.2014 - 02:58
    Rating: 9
    Butters49
    Terrific release. Probably the most unique of their recent albums.
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    "Sataaaaaaaaan. Yeah yeah!"
    -King Diamond
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    06.02.2014 - 04:34
    Rating: 9
    Unhealer
    Eclecticist
    Written by Guest on 05.02.2014 at 19:40

    Is that a saxophone in the 8th track?


    It is If they added an actual trumpet for the first track, why not?
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    06.02.2014 - 04:46
    Rating: 6
    Boxcar Willy
    yr a kook
    Reminds me of a more competent Ex Deo. Not sure if I dig it or not, it's okay, but it feels a little hollow.
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    forever bummed out
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    06.02.2014 - 06:42
    Rating: 9
    MetalSpider
    I wasn't expecting much from this album, but I was definitely impressed! Really enjoyed the album (even more after several listens).
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    06.02.2014 - 09:37
    Rating: 9
    Yojimbo
    I dig this album a lot. IMO a lot better than most of their previous stuff. I think the difference is the small amount of melody imbued into various parts of many songs. It's not much, at least not enough to suggest they changed their sound, but it really adds a lot of depth.
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    06.02.2014 - 10:38
    Rating: 10
    ZepaR
    Written by Guest on 06.02.2014 at 00:56
    Hate to break it to you, but CoF's and Dimmu Borgir's latest already prove themselves better than this rubbish.

    Behemoth haven't been black metal in years.

    Oh really?? ..... i didn't know about this aaahhh thanks for your information. i know, you are news. I know you are an employee at BBC
    now let me see, how much of the supporters of this particular style. supporters are real
    dimmu borgirrrrr (LIGHT) in BLACK METAL lighttt just i like sorgens kammer - del II
    "BEHEBOTH" GREATER THAN dimmu...behemoth have been black metal..
    you must wash your eyes then you can see the things
    I denied this band ov black metal!!!
    where is black metal fan!? (real fan) can you remember black metal bands?
    mayhem,marduk,dark funeral,immortal,tdjuder,denial of god,taake,enthroned,nargaroth,azarath,1349,gorgoroth...this is the moment ov truth
    children of black metal are special 666 tell me talk about ridiculous i wanna hear
    stay with us for the best music
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    06.02.2014 - 11:02
    Rating: 7
    Hex_Omega
    Gem Seeker
    Written by ZepaR on 06.02.2014 at 10:38

    Oh really?? ..... i didn't know about this aaahhh thanks for your information. i know, you are news. I know you are an employee at BBC
    now let me see, how much of the supporters of this particular style. supporters are real
    dimmu borgirrrrr (LIGHT) in BLACK METAL lighttt just i like sorgens kammer - del II
    "BEHEBOTH" GREATER THAN dimmu...behemoth have been black metal..
    you must wash your eyes then you can see the things
    I denied this band ov black metal!!!
    where is black metal fan!? (real fan) can you remember black metal bands?
    mayhem,marduk,dark funeral,immortal,tdjuder,denial of god,taake,enthroned,nargaroth,azarath,1349,gorgoroth...this is the moment ov truth
    children of black metal are special 666 tell me talk about ridiculous i wanna hear
    stay with us for the best music

    What the hell are you smoking.
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    06.02.2014 - 12:50
    Rating: 10
    ZepaR
    Written by Hex_Omega on 06.02.2014 at 11:02

    What the hell are you smoking.


    what the hell i do with my life ha ha...can you touch me or see me talk about napping the image of you is not movable for me
    i'm cooking cake with your blood
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    06.02.2014 - 12:59
    Rating: 9
    Daniell
    No, you don't
    Written by ZepaR on 06.02.2014 at 12:50

    what the hell i do with my life ha ha...can you touch me or see me talk about napping the image of you is not movable for me
    i'm cooking cake with your blood


    What are you high on?
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    06.02.2014 - 13:24
    Rating: 5
    Uldreth
    Written by Daniell on 06.02.2014 at 12:59



    What are you high on?

    I have no idea, but I want some of it, hihi.
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    06.02.2014 - 13:36
    Rating: 10
    ZepaR
    Written by Daniell on 06.02.2014 at 12:59

    Written by ZepaR on 06.02.2014 at 12:50

    what the hell i do with my life ha ha...can you touch me or see me talk about napping the image of you is not movable for me
    i'm cooking cake with your blood


    What are you high on?


    Are you an engineer or doctor??
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