Behemoth is the heaviest, most brutal, and most awesome band out of Poland. they are currently one of the best, if not THE BEST, death metal bands out there, playing a sort of blackened DM with absolutely awesome riffs, drumming, and vocals and a sort of melodic contour evoking ancient pre-Christian lands of Sumer, Babylon, and Egypt. Nergal has traveled to a lot of interesting places and i think he has absorbed good inspiration. _Demigod_ is another astonishing release in a catalogue that has been producing amazing black metal and death metal for years now. It is not easy to say why they are so amazing --the blastbeats of drummer Inferno will reduce your bones to powder; the vocals also seem different from most death metal out there, rather than drawn out growls, it sounds like an intense, abrasive cross between singing, yelling, and growling through a throat choking on blood, with lots of multitracking; and the riffs are simply breathtaking and remarkably intricate melodically. But to enumerate reasons for Behemoth's overall greatness seems impossible with a "reductionist" method. _Demigod_ is just a sick rush from beginning to end, and though most of the songs are not long, by sound and grandeur and insane power there are few things more epic sounding in metal. And the band just comes out of the speakers like they want to kill me...as in personally cut my up with an axe or something! That kind of threatening musical power is priceless. Little touches (the heavy and ominous instrumental intro to "The Reign of Shemsu-Hor", the background leads of the "Towards Babylon", acoustic leads of "Sculpting the Throne ov Seth" and "Nephilim Rising", the opening fanfare to the title-track, fer example) add both atmosphere and extra EVIL. So crazy, it almost incited me to rip pages out of my Bible, but it is an important and interesting historical document so I restrained myself. Listen to _Demigod_ at punishing volumes, and BEHEMOTH shall be the name of your destroyer.