Behemoth
Demigod


4.0
excellent

Review

by William Forest Collins USER (13 Reviews)
January 6th, 2012 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A better image for the band was found in a completely different genre.

Behemoth has changed their image a quite a bit since their black metal roots. They have taken a more death metal-like turn, and for the most part, it turns out to be better than could've imagined. This album is purely composed of the typical death metal criteria, while still maintaining some of Behemoth's personal touches, such as the sophisticated lyrics, or complex drum lines in songs like "Sculpting the Throne ov Seth". Other songs in this album become immediately apparent that it is just about the awesome instrumentals. The heavy bass, the very rapid kick, and the chugging guitar riffs are of a high quality, and compliment most especially songs like "Conquer All", or "The Nephilim Rising". Some interesting sounds make their way in as well. For example, the trumpeting intro to the track "Demigod", which doesn’t do much in the way of setting the tone for the rest of the song, seeing as how heavy the entire track really is. But also, a lot of intro's for this album make a pretty influential appearance, and can really have an impact on the entire song when it comes to setting the tone. But other than that, it's mostly all about the chorus's, which provide the most excitement for this album in terms of instrumentation.

The vocals for this album are also pretty neat. While it might come off at first as just throat wrenching madness, oh wait, that's what it really is. But unlike a lot of modern-day death metal bands, (which this album took no inspiration from) the lyrics are really sensible. Though it'll probably be necessary for you to pull up a lyrics sheet, once you get the idea of the song, the true art of the material can stand out better than it ever could.

Behemoth have gone and crafted an interesting album to say the least. As far as their performances go, I have to say, this is their best album yet. The whole idea this album spawned from was well composed, and in the end, very enjoyable. It's also pretty hard to get boring with considering this isn’t really an album that should be listened to all the way through. Going just a few tracks into each listen will more than likely satisfy due to the very heavy music.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Shuyin
January 7th 2012


12061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i can see it was the first review for you, good effort. have a pos

Restrikted
January 7th 2012


1889 Comments


Well, welcome to the site . You'll have fun here, and learn many things you can carry onto your actual life itself

Horsehammer
January 7th 2012


550 Comments


well you see, i hope to become an english proffessur and teach this :DDDDD

Ire
January 7th 2012


41828 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off








Horsehammer
January 7th 2012


550 Comments


well you see, i hope to become an english proffessur and teach this :DDDDD

ok, i was just kidding

Restrikted
January 7th 2012


1889 Comments


Ire SPEAKS LOGIC SAWN

Horsehammer
January 7th 2012


550 Comments


lol

Imperial
January 7th 2012


1739 Comments


" Some interesting sounds make their way in as well. For example, the trumpeting intro to the track "Demigod", which doesn’t do much in the way of setting the tone for the rest of the song, seeing as how heavy the entire track really is. But also, a lot of intro's for this album make a pretty influential appearance, and can really have an impact on the entire song when it comes to setting the tone. "

Stuff like this doesn't make sense.

Restrikted
January 7th 2012


1889 Comments


did you get that on surveillance

Imperial
January 7th 2012


1739 Comments


I feel like this review wasn't finished. It just ends. It's got the bones but things need to be ironed out and reworded. There's a lot of ideas that you're not finishing before jumping onto new ones.

Shuyin
January 7th 2012


12061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is a 5 stop trolling, riff

Tyrael
January 7th 2012


20971 Comments


wtfade

Shuyin
January 7th 2012


12061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol

Tyrael
January 7th 2012


20971 Comments


Shuyin stop giving Fade LSD ffs

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 7th 2012


1237 Comments


is this more overrated Polish metal like Vader?

probably

ffs
January 7th 2012


4884 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Brillaint Albume.

MO
January 7th 2012


19077 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lol professur

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

One of the greatest 00's releases.
Rules damn hard.
m/

"I have to say, this is their best album yet.."
Probably...however all their work since "Satanica" is awesome.

Digging: Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Glad to hear it Riff
m/

TheNotrap
January 7th 2012


8132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I bought "Satanica", "Thelema.6" and "Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)" this christmas and I just can't stop listen. Their songwriting improved after "Zos Kia Cultus" however their ancient work still rules.

I will check "Pandemonic Incantations" in the next couple of days.



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