Top critical review
3 people found this helpful
not the bomb
on 9 October 2009
behemoth are certainly starting to find the fame that they thought would never come,they went into the release of this album with some awards in more commercial magazines like metal hammer and more exposure than ever before and after a very strong album in 'the apostasy' then the stakes were high.
This album is acceptable but not the masterpiece that many had predicted and indeed many journalists had hailed,the production is God like and the songs are brutal with time changes keeping things interesting but to be fair some of the songs pass by without any outstanding points,certainly this is the case towards the end of the album where it all seems a bit predictable and some of these songs could actually be called bland.
The opening half and just beyond is pretty darn good with slashing riffs blending with doses of melody,almost,and a fine performance on the vocals from nergal who has never sounded as good as this.
Its a fine album on some counts but they didnt bring the genre to its knees with this but its nice to see a band like behemoth getting some favourable press at the same time.