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Behemoth is one of the most ferocious-sounding metal bands on Earth. Vocalist/guitarist Nergal roars less like Cookie Monster and more like a blast furnace; his voice pours from the speakers and blows your hair back. Since 2000's Thelema.6, the band has been on an unbelievable hot streak, releasing one marathon of unrelenting punishment after another. The Behemoth sound is dense without being monolithic; drummer Inferno combines machine-gun precision with thunderous power, driving the band relentlessly forward like a tank speeding downhill as Nergal's guitar solos arise out of the music like a demonic snake coiling out of an ocean of lava to strike the listener in the face. The nine songs on Evangelion don't represent any real stylistic left turns for Behemoth. The brutal riffing, avalanches of drums, and firestorm vocals are all present throughout, as are Nergal's lyrics, which are much more sophisticated and rooted in a deep understanding of the Old Testament than the usual, rote Christian-bashing of most death and black metal. There are, of course, some surprises -- closing track "Lucifer" is a doom-inflected epic with orchestral overtones and jarring bursts of noise, and "Alas, the Lord Is Upon Me" is equally dark and moody until its final moments, at which point it becomes a head-long death metal assault. Ultimately, Behemoth are absolute masters of the craft of making extreme metal. Every record is a savage beating one doesn't so much listen to as withstand, and Evangelion is no exception.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2013
Label: Nuclear Blast Int'l
UPC: 0727361234423
catalogNumber: 6123442
Rank: 34417


  1. Daimonos
  2. Shemhamforash
  3. Ov Fire and the Void
  4. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti
  5. He Who Breeds Pestilence
  6. The Seed Ov I
  7. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
  8. Defiling Morality Ov Black God
  9. Lucifer

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Behemoth   Primary Artist
Inferno   Background Vocals,Group Member
Nergal   Group Member
Arkadiusz Malczewski   Background Vocals
Maciej Malenczuk   Vocals
Manticore   Background Vocals
Tomasz Osiecki   Sitar
Piotr Kowalkowski   Trumpet
Pawel Hulisz   Trumpet
Michal Szczerba   Horn
Lukasz Gruba   Tuba
Hatefrost   Background Vocals
Bogdan Kwiatek   Trombone
Siegmar   Synthesizer,Sampling
Seth   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Colin Richardson   Producer
Behemoth   Arranger,Producer
Marcel Proust   Author
Daniel Bergstrand   Producer
Aleister Crowley   Author
Nergal   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Artwork,Cover Design
Arkadiusz Malczewski   Engineer
Austin Osman Spare   Author
Tadeusz Micinski   Composer,Poetry
Janusz Bryt   Engineer
Kuba Mankowski   Engineer
Krzysztof Azarewicz   Composer,Lyricist,translation
Wojtek Wieslawscy   Producer
Siegmar   Sample Arrangements
Slavomir Wieslawscy   Producer
Tomasz Danilowicz   Artwork,Cover Design
Maciej Boryna   Band Photo
Kasjopea Michorowska   Costume Design

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