The Satanist - Behemoth
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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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
    100
    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
    100
    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
    90
    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
    82
    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
    80
    They're career musicians active since the '90s, but here, they actually sound excited again.
  6. Feb 4, 2014
    80
    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
    70
    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: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    He wash over bad moments with cancer but is here.And give us perhaps the most mature album of his career."Nergal" in that album seems undueHe wash over bad moments with cancer but is here.And give us perhaps the most mature album of his career."Nergal" in that album seems undue serious..All songs don't have remorse...The vocals is amazing too..We have one uncontrollable without mercy and complete free man here..It's not shame to say it..Is the best "Behemoth" moment.I don't believe "Nergal" in that time can create such a album..I' proud for him..Objective the best "death metal" band out there right now... Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    10
    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 topThis 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. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    To put it lightly, this album is out of this world. The vocals sound brutal, the guitars are tight and the riffs are catchy, the drumming isTo put it lightly, this album is out of this world. The vocals sound brutal, the guitars are tight and the riffs are catchy, the drumming is used incredibly intelligently, and the bass is mixed in perfectly. Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    10
    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.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
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  5. Feb 16, 2014
    9
    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 IThis 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
  6. Sep 19, 2014
    8
    i did not like this album when i first listened to it. maybe it was the anticipation, complicated by Nergal's illness. but the more time ii did not like this album when i first listened to it. maybe it was the anticipation, complicated by Nergal's illness. but the more time i have put into it the better i like it. it is definitely different from the last 3 albums, it feels like they've gone back to their roots, but harder, more experienced, and sounding excited to be making music again, something that was lacking in Evangelion. my favorite Behemoth albums are Satanica and The Apostasy, and there are sections of this cd that feel like a throwback to some of the tunes on Satanica, which is probably what ended up changing my opinion. an obvious plus, Nergal's vocals are the most vicious they've ever been. Expand
  7. Jun 9, 2014
    0
    Album does nothing new or old. Neither shreds, nor brutalizes. Satan is pissed cuz' this album is terrible in comparison to other Behemoth releases.

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