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The only song that really does not fit under these two banners is Be Without Fear, which is your typical modern death metal, mid paced groove oriented song. The sound on this baby is massive; the riffs are unbelievably chunky and Inferno ‘s drumming is in your face and devastatingly heavy. It’s very memorable, too. Production Krzysztof Azarewicz — incantations, spells Kuba Mankowski Pnemua — choral arrangements Piotr Banka — trumpet arrangements Arkadiusz “Malta” Malczewski — sound engineering, co—production Marcin Malinowski — assistant engineer Daniel Bergstrand — mixing Bjorn Engelmann — mastering Tomasz “Graal” Danilowicz — cover concept, design and artwork, mask design Krzysztof “Sado” Sadowski — band photography Zbigniew Jozwik — mask sculpture Sharon E. To start of, I think I should talk about the production here, and some of the key studio decisions taken to make The Apostasy better then Demigod. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox gmail.

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They’re pretty standard death metal vocals which is to say “tough guy vocals”. The Apostsay is a very similar beast to Demigod. There is a lot of tom use on the drums and alongside with good cymbal work it really creates a chaotic sense that really builds hellacious atmosphere. When I am in the mood for easy-to-digest Behemoth, I usually grab this one.

I wouldn’t say that this quite edges out Thelema. Although the band has been out of the pure black metal realm for a good few years, this album marks the biggest deviation from their older selves, as it is the most structured and restrained of any of their offerings. I hold it close to Thelema. Some samples here, a fancy intro there, or maybe some synths.


This is once again going to wind up becoming my album of the year foras “Demigod” ended up my album of the year for Overall, The Apostasy is a great release, and a major improvement on Demigod. Great riffs swarm in and out of focus, and the music remains extremely fast-paced throughout the album.

This is probably my only criticism with the album — to gain an even more insane level of chaos, Behemoth adopted triggered drums, which is quite obviously fake, tainting the experience a little.

As said before, the drumming on the album is extremely fast. And he’s right, too; how many musicians who are on this level do you know of who make music this passionate and convincing and real? Many bands are constantly evolving one sound that is altered from album to album.

Behemoth carved a niche of super-epic death metal that verged on spawning its own, unique genre of heavy metal, but this is really step back from that new trail that they could be blazing instead. Snap this up and justify that tour, you folks!

An Apostasy is an act that marks a departure, behemogh this album is indeed a departure for Behemoth. Solid, definitely something that you want in your collection for slower days and for some enjoyment. The production featured is also the best I’ve heard from them.

You get a cookie now! At least the vox don’t sound like random burping or squealing. As far as I’ve always seen it, the biggest positive on this album is the return of some of the feral, rabid and manic bloodletting savagery that made Thelema. There is also a short introduction to each song written by Nergal, concerning the behejoth theme of the song, or the circumstances under which the song in question was born.


The vocals, on the other hand, create most of the darkness and rawness of the soundscape. Every song has a solid internal continuum, and despite the constant variability, the songs remain perfectly together and whole. From simply harmonising with the riffs to diminished sweeping licks, these guys can play.

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The leads are pretty sparse on the album – melody is something that Behemoth has always struggled with but every once in a while you find a good lead in the music with a nice accentuating pinch harmonic to counter the blast riffs.

And that says volumes. The bass is slightly louder in the mix than last time, but not by much; but when Orion’s dense, metallic grind pops out for a few seconds near the end of “Pazuzu” it really hits you in the face. The band has a reputation for the violence and intensity of their music.

Behemoth – The Apostasy – Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Death metal, being extremely rhythmic in nature, is especially reliant on good riffing. The aforementioned songs aren’t necessarily bad, since they’re chuck-full of great riffs, but they’re just way too repetitive and drawn out. The alostasy work is stunningly brutal.

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