For well over the last decade, Polish metal legions, Behemoth, have become the flagbearers for the unholy.
Since their early beginnings in the 90s, Behemoth has been the biggest and most controversial band coming out of Poland. Front man Adam "Nergal" Darski has been threatened and been charged in court for ripping up a bible on stage. He has also been a judge on the show ”The Voice” (and sacked again due to religious protestors), thrown out of Russia and won the battle over leukaemia.
Nothing of this sort has stopped the always hard-working Behemoth who now cement their position as the biggest band on the death metal scene.
Their previous two albums, Evangelion and The Satanist, did very well on the sales lists. The latter, a pitch-black masterpiece, even ended in the top 40 in the US.
Behemoth’s new album is called I Loved You At Your Darkest, and it’s an entertaining romp that appeals more widely than to just the band’s regular extreme metal hardcore audience. There are acoustic guitars, Gregorian chants and songs that charge near classic rock territory, were it not for Nergal’s guttural growl and words designed to bring down the nearest church. According to Kerrang!, the band’s latest album “offers conclusive proof that their Satanic majesty remains intact, even as they embark on their most ambitious artistic expression to date.”
Behemoth’s live shows hold a bewitching quality. The band members are oftentimes veiled behind horned masks or cloaked in black studded hoods, faces smeared with corpse paint. More recently, Nergal stands behind a black iron podium with symmetrical snake heads pronounced on both sides as though ready to commence an ungodly sermon.
Don’t miss this shiny black diamond in metal at Roskilde 2019!