A growing trend in the realm of extreme music is to mix the best elements of both Black and Death Metal, to come up with something even more brutal and evil-sounding. Bands such as Zyklon, Myrkskog and Arkhon Infaustus are playing this style of Metal nowadays, and they're all top bands. However, one band have been doing it for longer than most, and that is Poland's Behemoth, who started out as a straight-down-the-line Black Metal band, but soon began to incorporate Death Metal into their sound, to the point where Death Metal is now actually the dominant force in the music, though you can't really tell where one begins and the other ends. On this, their new album 'Demigod', mainman Nergal and his troops have produced almost certainly the album of their career so far. The band's last record 'Zos Kia Cultus' was a great release, but this is on a whole other level completely. When the opening track 'Sculpting The Throne Ov Seth' kicks in, you know this straight away. This is some serious brutality right here and no mistake. If the bands previously mentioned do anything for you, or Behemoth's countrymen Vader, Decapitated or Lost Soul, you should certainly check them out as they're a cut above most of what passes for Death Metal these days, as well as being a little different to the masses due to their added BM influences.
A monstrous slab of blackened death metal , it's pure Morbid Angel worship ( that's not a bad thing it just means it's a far heavier album than their albums before this one ). Personally this is my favourite album of theirs next to the Satanist another 5 star album the music is punishing the vocals are demonic . The songs are some of their catchiest . The live DVD is also excellent their live show is ferocious productions good and seeing them play "I get erection" by TurboNegro though silly is well executed . Great DVD CD combo . Certainly a high point of Behemoths career !