The Satanist - Behemoth
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  • Summary: The tenth studio release for the Polish black/death metal band was produced with Daniel Bergstrand, Slawek Wieslawscy and Wojtek Wieslawscy.
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  1. Feb 12, 2014
    This is a very reflective record that refuses to exist only on one level, and though it's a cliche to say it, the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. [1 Feb 2014, p.52]
  2. Feb 3, 2014
    The Satanist is as untamed and direct as its title suggests: a flawless paean to free will and the human spirit.
  3. Feb 4, 2014
    You will be hard pressed to find another album that is as essential and equal parts human and inhuman as The Satanist, a world-beating return from near death for Behemoth’s enigmatic emperor.
  4. Mar 5, 2014
    The Satanist is a terrific coil of most everything Behemoth have ever done well, a strangely hopeful vision of hell wrested away from its very grip.
  5. Feb 7, 2014
    They're career musicians active since the '90s, but here, they actually sound excited again.
  6. Feb 4, 2014
    Behemoth sound revitalized and ready to destroy everything that stands in their path, and fans should be ready to either go along for the ride or be crushed.
  7. Feb 3, 2014
    Instead of cowering, Behemoth have triumphantly returned with characteristic ugliness and chaos, though this is skillfully juxtaposed with a newfound delicacy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Feb 7, 2014
    New year has just began and I already have my Metal Album of the Year favorite. The songs are mind blowing. Music is heavy, yet it is easy to find catchy parts that make you crawl for more.Inferno delivers a brutal drums performance and Orion's bass work is absolutely out of this world - especially on title track. Nergal's voice and guitars are as good as ever. Behemoth once again proves that they belong on top of the heavy metal world Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    This album will remain as the best album of 2014.The sounds of Guitars are exceptional and vocals are heavy on ears...The music is top class.Behemoth came up with their all time best album and made this year as an year for Metal. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2014
    Probably the best album of 2014, "The Satanist" is just a phenomenal album. The vibe and the feel of the album as a whole is truly amazing. Although it is true that if you were not a fan of Behemoth before and you thought they were a bit too extreme for you then you will certainly like this one, it doesn't change the fact that the it is still one of a kind.
    Very enjoyable album, definitely one of the highlights of their carreer
  4. Feb 16, 2014
    This album goes back to their black metal roots, behemoth start making Dead Metal in the early 2000's I was disappointed by those albums I prefer their black metal albums.I do prefer black metal over death metal.I especially like that album art and music videos Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2014
    Man the critics have really blown this album out of proportion. A 92? Good grief, the same thing happened to Sunbather, which is better than this i think at least. It's still a pretty good album, by far Behemoth's best, and very catchy too surprisingly. Powerful and immense at times, dark and twisted at others. Pretty good overall, but not worth a damn 92. Expand
  6. Jul 14, 2014
    well, not so much... something happened to me, I just can't enjoy those old men screaming unniteligible words and lack of melody or something I can remember the song for 2 minutes after i press stop anymore. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2014
    What the hell is this pile? No nice tunes, no real arrangement, even drums is sucks. If you think that here we got on our hands the most decent black metal album for 20 years, you might rethink it. Expand

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