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: 15

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 (212)

    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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    09.02.2014 - 20:04
    Rating: 9
    Unhealer
    Eclecticist
    Written by darska to pizda on 09.02.2014 at 20:02

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    So damn clever.
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    09.02.2014 - 20:29
    Marcel Hubregtse
    Grumpy Old Fuck
    Written by darska to pizda on 09.02.2014 at 20:02

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    You know, brain dead morons like you are called 'dark ass to pizza'? Someone said you lost your last functionin brain cell to another braind dead moron, namely Varg. Is it true. Your posting total shit! So-DIE 'dark ass pizza'!
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    09.02.2014 - 21:41
    Rating: 9
    Daniell
    No, you don't
    Written by darska to pizda on 09.02.2014 at 20:02

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    No he isn't you fucking cunt. Fuck off and die.
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    Now loving:
    Katatonia - Takeover
    Kreator - World War Now
    Ortega - Crows
    Ahab - The Light In the Weed
    Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
    Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
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    10.02.2014 - 00:10
    Rating: 5
    Karlabos
    Weirdo of MS
    Written by darska to pizda on 09.02.2014 at 20:02

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    You took the time to make a profile and log in just to post that? o.o
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    10.02.2014 - 02:16
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Good job feeding the troll everyone. Now let's get back to bitching about how bad this is or jerking off over its brilliance.
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    10.02.2014 - 04:34
    DyingWorld
    I have yet to listen to this album in full but what I have heard from it sounds like their most interesting work since "Demigod."
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    10.02.2014 - 09:37
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Finally listened to this (twice) - can't explain the hype, the rating, or the hate. Behemoth's best in over a decade but too inconsistent and mundane at times to be considered a masterpiece.
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    10.02.2014 - 13:19
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.02.2014 at 09:37

    Finally listened to this (twice) - can't explain the hype, the rating, or the hate. Behemoth's best in over a decade but too inconsistent and mundane at times to be considered a masterpiece.

    I don't think "hate" is necessarily accurate. Criticism probably just looks like hate when reflected off the deluge of blind-love going on here.
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    10.02.2014 - 15:06
    Rating: 9
    Daniell
    No, you don't
    Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.02.2014 at 13:19

    I don't think "hate" is necessarily accurate. Criticism probably just looks like hate when reflected off the deluge of blind-love going on here.


    Love can be blind, but criticism can't?
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    Now loving:
    Katatonia - Takeover
    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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    10.02.2014 - 15:08
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Daniell on 10.02.2014 at 15:06

    Love can be blind, but criticism can't?

    Your're so sensitive when it comes to Behemoth
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    10.02.2014 - 15:32
    Rating: 9
    Unhealer
    Eclecticist
    I get Joe's point, but I don't see much blind-love going on here really.
    Leave that for bands that whatever they release, they get the highest ratings every time; but I think that in Behemoth's case the general consensus is that they've been releasing mediocre records lately and this was honestly surprise for a lot of us.
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    10.02.2014 - 15:34
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Unhealer on 10.02.2014 at 15:32

    I get Joe's point, but I don't see much blind-love going on here really.
    Leave that for bands that whatever they release, they get the highest ratings every time; but I think that in Behemoth's case the general consensus is that they've been releasing mediocre records lately and this was honestly surprise for a lot of us.

    Well the last 3 albums before this all have scores way higher than they deserve, so from my perspective there's some serious impaired vision going on But if it makes everyone happier I retract my statement about people being blind.
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    10.02.2014 - 15:38
    Rating: 9
    Daniell
    No, you don't
    Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.02.2014 at 15:08

    Written by Daniell on 10.02.2014 at 15:06

    Love can be blind, but criticism can't?

    Your're so sensitive when it comes to Behemoth


    Nope. Behemoth doesn't even rank among my favourite bands. I'm sensitive about double standards though
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    Now loving:
    Katatonia - Takeover
    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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    10.02.2014 - 15:42
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Daniell on 10.02.2014 at 15:38


    Nope. Behemoth doesn't even rank among my favourite bands. I'm sensitive about double standards though

    Not really double standards. Nearly 50% of the scores are 10s. Only 2 4s given out of the 200+ votes. From someone who finds this mediocre it's reasonable to assume I would think blind adoration is certainly part of the reason there are so many 10s. However no matter your position you couldn't argue there's hate going on here. Not with so few scores below 6.
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    10.02.2014 - 15:46
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.02.2014 at 15:42
    Not really double standards. Nearly 50% of the scores are 10s. Only 2 4s given out of the 200+ votes. From someone who finds this mediocre it's reasonable to assume I would think blind adoration is certainly part of the reason there are so many 10s. However no matter your position you couldn't argue there's hate going on here. Not with so few scores below 6.

    You do have a point there - I suppose hate wasn't the right word (or it was, but only in the context of this specific thread based on the comments like you said). Either way, I'm actually a little disappointed this album didn't grab me the way it seems to have grabbed most of our users (and apparently the rest of the world). This is hardly even a step up from Evangelion.
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    10.02.2014 - 15:47
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.02.2014 at 15:46

    You do have a point there - I suppose hate wasn't the right word (or it was, but only in the context of this specific thread based on the comments like you said). Either way, I'm actually a little disappointed this album didn't grab me the way it seems to have grabbed most of our users (and apparently the rest of the world). This is hardly even a step up from Evangelion.

    More of a side step really. A different kind of "meh"
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    10.02.2014 - 15:49
    Troy Killjoy
    perfunctionist
    We share similar opinions only I think I hold both albums in slightly higher esteem.
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    Prettier than BloodTears.
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    10.02.2014 - 15:50
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Ok, I find this "very meh"
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    10.02.2014 - 16:28
    Rating: 9
    Unhealer
    Eclecticist
    Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.02.2014 at 15:34

    Well the last 3 albums before this all have scores way higher than they deserve, so from my perspective there's some serious impaired vision going on But if it makes everyone happier I retract my statement about people being blind.


    What I meant is that I don't see hate towards this album as much as I don't see blind fanboyism for it for the reason I mentioned. This comes from my own experience talking to Behemoth enthusiast about their current state as a band, leaving out metal storm's album ratings which do not always reflect the overall opinion accurately.
    I agree with you that those three albums are rated a bit higher that they should. Maybe Demigod is accurate since lots of Behemoth followers love this album, I personally disregard it's musical values a bit due to flawed production
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    10.02.2014 - 16:33
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Unhealer on 10.02.2014 at 16:28


    What I meant is that I don't see hate towards this album as much as I don't see blind fanboyism for it for the reason I mentioned. This comes from my own experience talking to Behemoth enthusiast about their current state as a band, leaving out metal storm's album ratings which do not always reflect the overall opinion accurately.
    I agree with you that those three albums are rated a bit higher that they should. Maybe Demigod is accurate since lots of Behemoth followers love this album, I personally disregard it's musical values a bit due to flawed production

    I dunno, but to me with this album it feels like Behemoth has become one of those bands. Hype + prolific voters and commenters + massive acclaim surrounding what I regard as something not special my natural conclusion is to think something is a bit awry. Maybe not blind love, but some people getting caught up in the furore surrounding it. Granted, this thread isn't a Winterun level fanboy ejaculation, so I'll give the fans that at least
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    10.02.2014 - 20:24
    Rating: 7
    BitterCOld
    Gringo
    Hi children. play nice. if someone says something you disagree with, that's their right.

    if flat out offensive, respond sarcastically and notify your local mod so we can wipe the offending remarks (and poster) from the space-time continuum.
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    10.02.2014 - 21:01
    Neroese
    Account deleted
    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    So much The. So much Satanist. So Much Behemoth.

    But I actually liked this one. Sounds very good for me (while I don't like blackened death much), and ocasional orchestrations catches me!
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    11.02.2014 - 04:20
    Rating: 9
    Ace Frawley
    The Spaceman
    Haven't heard this album but the thread is interesting, because it showcases the predictability of Marcel and !J.O.O.E.! joining in to rain on the parade of a group of people who love an album. Happens a lot.
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    The sun shines over The Fool...
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    11.02.2014 - 10:15
    !J.O.O.E.!
    Defunct
    Written by Ace Frawley on 11.02.2014 at 04:20

    Haven't heard this album but the thread is interesting, because it showcases the predictability of Marcel and !J.O.O.E.! joining in to rain on the parade of a group of people who love an album. Happens a lot.

    Almost as predictable as people who moan about other people that don't agree with the popular opinion
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    11.02.2014 - 11:28
    Rating: 9
    Dentura
    Shadow King
    I'm liking this album the more I listen to it. It's left me with a much more satisfied feeling than Evangelion, which I personally felt was more run-of-the-mill Behemoth, with an occasional standout here and there, but that's just me. Glad I bought this one.
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    ...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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    11.02.2014 - 14:31
    Rating: 7
    Lethrokai
    Hmm... I don't really care much for this album.

    However, if this album does well enough to secure a permanent spot in the Top 200 before the competition for the "Top List of the Year" really kicks off, I'll be happy.

    It would be nice to see something from AFTER 2010 finally getting on there, even if I don't personally believe in the choice myself. Personally, I find it to be a well deserved "Fuck You" to those vote-abusers who spam 1's on everything that "contests" their favourites.
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    Sometimes you just need to roll the dice and look away.
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    11.02.2014 - 14:59
    Rating: 6
    BloodJuNkie
    The Warchief
    Not a fan of Behemoth, but i'll give it a listen. It entered the top 200 albums of all time list after 1 week of its release so i'm expecting something astonishing!
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    11.02.2014 - 18:23
    Rating: 10
    Don_Morita
    Just great! The Satanist made it easily into my top 20 Albums of all time. I always loved Behemoth, but this Album is different. A lot of diversity in the compositions, from brutal Black Metal Assaults to slowly rumbling Death Metal Songs. The solos on this Album are also great. Just listen to the one in the song "The Satanist", or in Messe Noir. There is so much emotion in this album, that I have to bow down before the kings of Blackened Death Metal. This is one of my favorites this year for sure. Hail Behemoth, you set yourself a monument!
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    11.02.2014 - 18:33
    Rating: 7
    Neshat
    Top albums of all time : 56 ! really ?? :|
    I can't understand why this album get the 8.9 rating , good album but doesn't deserve 8.9 . track 4 and 6 are really good but rest of songs are just ok and nothing more
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    11.02.2014 - 18:50
    Rating: 9
    Fallen Ghost
    Metalhead
    Wow, this sounds superb! I have never been into Behemoth before or liked them, but this actually changed my mind. A brilliant combination between brutality and well composed music, and just when you feel you've had enough of all the brutal stuffs, it smoothly breaks in with awesome melodies. Only thing I didn't like too much is the speaking, it sounds a little out of the mix (if you can put it that way) and it's quite performed without feelings. Feels a little unnatural. Else it's awesome. Heard the entire album once, looking forward to listen more to it. Might be a buy!
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