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Behemoth - Evangelion

WREN   (346 reviews)

Posted: 07/11/2009 | Comments: 16 | Rate:

Behemoth did me, and anyone else that plans on reviewing this album, a favor. It seems that they are taking the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach when it comes to writing albums. Dating back to 1999's Satanica, Poland's finest has demonstrated a near perfect blend of black and death metals that is beyond massive. The name Behemoth definitely fits their musical styling now.

As I stated, the band hasn't done much to change their material. With the exception of a few parts here and there that seem to be heavily influence by the Middle East, it's basically just a continuation from any of the previous albums. Even the Egyptian parts aren't near as prominent an element as it was on the last record, The Apostasy. Vocally the Negrel still sounds amazing. He reminds me a lot of Piotr Wiwczarek of Vader but more evil. Come to think of it Behemoth in general reminds me of Vader.

For me, I'm happy that the band is sticking to this formula. They have enough material that I can put in any of their albums on any random track and know what I'm getting and know that I'll be satisfied with what I'm about to listen to. However, this won't necessarily work for everyone. Some folks will want some form of progression with the band. A little something new to add to the mix. But unfortunately for them, they won't be getting it with this newest Behemoth record.

Since the band opted to continue where they left off with the last record, there isn't much more to be said about this. This is definitely a safe purchase if you are a fan of albums like The Apostasy and Demigod. If you prefer their earlier straight black metal releases than this album is not for you. It's also not for you if you expect and/or want to hear something new.

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Comments
dixie
11,085 Posts
66/M/OH
meh
Shark City
7,394 Posts
34/M/CA
I'll check this out fuck it.
I have no legs!
27,235 Posts
8/M/PA
It's way better than the Apostasy. I'm liking it more with each listen. I don't think this album is overproduced at all. The sound is perfect. Also, dude's name is Nergal or just call him Adam. I recently read something about how he's qualified to be a museum curator. For some reason that's humorous to me.
slavar som djur
19,110 Posts
53/M/NA
i like it. i think it's weak that people who like demigod (or anything after) will talk shit on this. the review is spot on in that it sounds like the past three albums, but

Originally posted by: xMAIDENx

It's way better than the Apostasy




dixie
11,085 Posts
66/M/OH
behemoth shouldnt have breakdowns
I have no legs!
27,235 Posts
8/M/PA
What's wrong with the vocals? Dude is powerful as hell IMO.
var är mitt hem
29,549 Posts
35/M/PA
just listened to this like 10 times straight. great record. the drums are a little less cool sounding as it sounds like he used triggers on more than just the bass drum, unlike the apostacy where everything was acoustic but the bass drum. either way, the last riff on the album is so epic. i fucking love this band.
GK 9
7,574 Posts
34/M/PA
yea yea yea, talent and all that, nothing is really BAD about them musically, but I just can't get into it. Super boring.
Pulp Free
52,193 Posts
36/M/PA
Schnell, half the time you post i have no idea what you are trying to say.
programmatic
25,747 Posts
36/M/PA
I think if it weren't for the drummer of this band, they would not be regarded nearly as highly. Too many of their riffs are really boring and predictable. I honestly kind of view them as like a stepping stone for new kids getting into death metal nowadays, but nothing more.
var är mitt hem
29,549 Posts
35/M/PA
i think the thing with inferno is that his style is pretty unique on top of being tight as all hell
Shark City
7,394 Posts
34/M/CA
Originally posted by: dave heck

i think the thing with inferno is that his style is pretty unique on top of being tight as all hell



Watch him on youtube or dvd fucking unreal.
var är mitt hem
29,549 Posts
35/M/PA
dude is inhuan
I have no legs!
27,235 Posts
8/M/PA
Watch him live, it's even more incredible. Nergal is also just as powerful live as he is recorded. They're not creating anything new, but they're absurdly solid and just damn fun for me.
I have no legs!
8,056 Posts
34/M/CA
Heard one song off this album.... Gotta say I liked what I heard.., also good review

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