Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest

7.9 | 357 votes |
Release date: 5 October 2018
Style: Blackened death metal


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01. Solve
02. Wolves Ov Siberia
03. God = Dog
04. Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica
05. Bartzabel
06. If Crucifixion Was Not Enough...
07. Angelvs XIII
08. Sabbath Mater
09. Havohej Pantocrator
10. Rom 5:8
11. We Are The Next 1000 Years
12. Coagvla

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With ten full-lengths under their belt, all more or less acclaimed within the extreme metal community, Behemoth have nothing to prove to anyone. Throughout the band's long career any experimentation and progress from album to album was somewhat restrained and given in small, manageable doses. As a result the fans never really felt "alienated" or "betrayed". With their eleventh opus, I Loved You At Your Darkest or ILYAYD for short, Behemoth have come up with what is bound to be their most divisive release ever.

published 11.10.2018 | Comments (29)

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10.10.2018 - 15:24
Rating: 8
Written by Daniell on 10.10.2018 at 13:00

I can't wait to see what else Nergal comes up with in the future.

Me and That Man 2

Behemoth is still in the evolution process I think. ILYAYD is some kind of open book, from where are many possibilities to go further. Maybe some jazz influences next time...
11.10.2018 - 14:51
What's this? This album hasn't even cracked our top 10 for 2018 yet? Come on people, it's been out for almost a week now, let those undeserved 9s and 10s fly!
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12.10.2018 - 05:36
Written by Apothecary on 11.10.2018 at 14:51

What's this? This album hasn't even cracked our top 10 for 2018 yet? Come on people, it's been out for almost a week now, let those undeserved 9s and 10s fly!

It's not as hyped as The Satanist, you should listen to this, there are actually some good moments I legitimately enjoy.
Never trust a junkie.
12.10.2018 - 16:42
Rating: 5
Arcesse Eum
Rapidly shifting power chords, block-like tremolo leads, pentatonic solos, tacky blasphemy aesthetic... this album is a disappointment.
As above, so below.
16.10.2018 - 15:30
Rating: 10
Perfect album. More like, The Satanist - Part II. "Havohej Pantocrator" is my favorite.
17.10.2018 - 14:05
Rating: 10
lord artan
Look at this lyrics

Let it be forever heard
We lost our Eden to own the world
Let it be forever know
We lost our battle to win the war
from track Wolves Ov Siberia...this god damn album is pure masterpiece
18.10.2018 - 14:57
Rating: 8
Really good ... after the satanist this is a great follow up.
19.10.2018 - 04:42
Rating: 7
7.5 from me, more interesting than a chunk of their stuff, rounded down to 7 thanks to kiddie choir. just annoys me in general, aside from the class that covered They Might Be Giants' "Particle Man".
get the fuck off my lawn.

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19.10.2018 - 13:31
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Good album, really enjoy some of the songs, especially God = Dog. Love the drumming and guitar work but feel the vocals and chanting are a weakness, as well as the lyrics.
The sun shines over The Fool...
03.11.2018 - 22:07
The Entity
Don't mind the new influences. Loved God = Dog from the beginning. But so far, im feeling abit lukewarm to the album as a whole.
Industrial / Cosmic Black Metal
12.11.2018 - 15:11
Rating: 7
Disappointed i am, i prefered brutal version of Behemoth, imo one of their weakest albums.
And I see the blade fall down upon the head of lord in heaven
And Darkness falls upon the end of history
While I drink the milk of the Black Goddess and cry over the mankind

Black Moses is my name...
24.11.2018 - 15:02
Rating: 8
I never was a fan of Behemoth. But this one, as usual I gave 2 or 3 repeats and currently it has made 30 spins. A good album except for the production.
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
28.11.2018 - 21:35
Rating: 9
I see why people are having such a hard time with this album because it's a pretty noticeable change from their mostly consistent discography and there are almost no memorable death metal sections in this album. I've always known that I wanted a more atmospheric album from Behemoth, but now that they made one I do kind of miss the amount of awesome riffs that used to grace every other album. Wolves of Siberia and Angelvs XIII are the closest Behemoth comes to their old ways and the former is almost completely forgettable. Nothing on this album comes close to most of the earlier discography in terms of guitar work.

However, I love everything else about this album because every change they made is something I always wanted them to try. The song writing is a bit more progressive, there is a bigger focus on building the atmosphere, and I think this is the most varied Behemoth album I've heard. The most apparent thing about this album is that Nergal seems reinvigorated and as passionate as ever about his work. He's giving the vocals everything he's got and he made all of the songs divergent. The guitar work is less impressive overall, but even in the songs I don't really enjoy, the solo sections are great and make them worth listening to. The only improvement I think this album needed was one more song at the end or maybe to move Havohej Pantocrator as the last song to give it a stronger ending. That's how I'm going to listen to it from now on and I suspect it will make a big difference. The Apostasy has always been my favorite Behemoth album, but I'm definitely reconsidering that now.

Favorite songs: Havohej Pantocrator, Rom 5:8, Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica, Bartzabel, We Are The Next 1000 Years
21.12.2018 - 16:39
Nazi scum!
Never trust a junkie.
22.12.2018 - 19:56
Rating: 8
Mr. Doctor
Written by Maco on 21.12.2018 at 16:39

Nazi scum!

I did nazi that coming.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
20.03.2019 - 19:29
Rating: 6
There are some good moments but generally, I don't like what Behemoth is publishing these days. No more heavy riffs which is sad.
What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
01.04.2019 - 10:15
For me, nest album from Behemoth and best album of the year. I bought first metal t-shirt after 15 years - Behemoth.
13.05.2019 - 10:57
Rating: 7
Their worst... dissapointed..
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
20.10.2019 - 07:00
Troy Killjoy
As a Behemoth album, this is incredibly tame and soft. It lacks the driving riffs, relentless blastbeats, and aggressive tone their audience has come to expect. But, in an almost historic change of pace, it's drowning in dissonant atmosphere that was never given any thought on previous releases. The kiddie choir is surprisingly well-utilized and contextually apt, the melodic leads and hypnotic riffing create a sense of foreboding, and the Behemoth-typical blasphemic extremity creeps in from time to time to strike a balance with their new-found style.

As a stand-alone album, it's unimpressive and unoriginal, but hits all the notes you look for in an extreme metal release, and the performance and production are top-notch, so there really isn't anything significant to complain about unless external factors are taken into consideration.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something."
25.10.2019 - 22:00
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
What a snoozefest. So overproduced. The ambient leads remind me of 2010 Djent bands.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
04.03.2020 - 20:34
Rating: 1
god = dog, nergal = poser

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