Behemoth Album Review

Behemoth album cover   Band Name: Behemoth
Album Name: The Apostasy
Rating: 4 / 5       User Rating: 0 / 5
Label: Century Media Records
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1. Rome 64 C.E.
2. Slaying The Prophets Ov Isa
3. Prometherion
4. At The Left Hand Ov God
5. Kriegsphilosophie
6. Be Without Fear
7. Arcana Hereticae
8. Libertheme
9. Inner Sanctum
10. Pazuzu
11. Christgrinding Avenue

I like the new Behemoth sound more than the old but the lines are very slim due to the fact that this is an act that has always put forth great effort. When "Demigod" hit, it marked the new dawn for Behemoth, a dawn that would find the band devastating fans new and old. This Black Death approach can only be fused with such perfection as Behemoth have accomplished. "The Apostasy" carries the band's war torch high and gives us another reason to call Behemoth one of the best extreme heavy acts in music today.

The new album picks up where "Demigod" left off and gives you no time to breathe. Nor should it! Behemoth pummels and thrashes through an album worth of old world prophecies and mythological apocalyptic rhetoric that ignites the music, shimmering forth a contextual nightmarish tone of massacring sound. For a band the likes of Behemoth, the band has always utilized its beliefs and not in an imposing way but merely as proclamation of their readings, interests, and spirit. These personal interests show in the band's music and in their lyrical content, which is done in a very tactful manner. This also sets the tone for each Behemoth album which we know to be very abrasive and aggressive and completes the imagery they set forth to express.

Intelligently accomplished, "The Apostasy", track for track, is a excellent release that pushes the band's talents harder. The song writing is well rounded and carved with dynamics that give the album that peak interest factor and that is what makes an album worth listening to start to finish.

Behemoth continues to push the boundaries of heavy music which is much appreciated during a time when we are constantly handed mediocrity and mirrored clones of broken formulas. "The Apostasy" is the band's line in the sand that beckons to be crossed.

Review by: Dave Huffy

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