The Polish metal kings have returned with a new offering, The Apostasy, which is destined to become both the defining release of the band's career and one of the most revered and dynamic offerings the genre has seen in years. Behemoth will kick off their … see full wiki
good death metal makes me feel all nice. The latest Behemoth album is NICE. Extremely awesome brutal death metal is not without various precedents, but Behemoth of Poland has a certain magic and consistency that puts them a step above even the best. This latest album is really just more of the same brutal, brutal awesome death metal like _Demigod_ and _Zos Kia Cultus_ and so on, with incredible riffs and pounding intensity that is weirdly catchy at the same time. but _The Apostasy_ is really, really, really good! from sound to songcraft, every element is just perfectly refined, like a sinister killer's masterful deathtrap. the production is huge as you will know from the massive, imperial intro "Rome 64 C.E". Inferno's drumming gets better with each album, and sound huge on this album, like 500mm assault cannons! They use their worldly influences credibly, like the Egyptian/middle-eastern sounds which are employed with truly brutal emphasis. There are also some choral strikes in some songs are dramatic moments, even these are heavy lacking any pretence or cheese. The ultra-heavy "Inner Sanctum" is also weird and mysterious, with a weird passage of rumbling death, sustained tones, piano, and Warrell Dane's guest wailing. It's pretty messed up as you can imagine. the lyrics are also cool for death metal, like " vultures attack! May hell unlock overpowering might" and "thou art pure in thy sinistry" and "raise Thy sword of judgment, release the iron rain". Really the songs are just great though. Riffs and arrangement and execution are flawless. The closing track, "Christgrinding Avenue" is perhaps the most brutally catchy death metal anthem in my collection, it's so awesome that politicians will probably try and ban it because it inspires dumb kids to become Satanists the way Henry Cow's "Living in the Heart of the Beast" probably inspired dumb kids to beome Marxists. but those dumb kids would at least have great (not to mention out-there) taste in certain musical selections, obviously! This review has to end but I really think this album will take your breath away.