Behemoth - I Loved You At Your Darkest



8.1 | 242 votes |
Release date: 5 October 2018
Style: Blackened death metal

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140 have it
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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

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
8.5
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.

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published 11.10.2018 | Comments (29)

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10.10.2018 - 15:24
Rating: 8
berba_
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...
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11.10.2018 - 14:51
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
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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This is the water, and this is the well
Drink full and descend
The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within
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12.10.2018 - 05:36
Maco
Carnivore
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.
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Anti-PC
Fuck what you think is correct and righteous.
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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.
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As above, so below.
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16.10.2018 - 15:30
Rating: 10
Ajay Singh
Perfect album. More like, The Satanist - Part II. "Havohej Pantocrator" is my favorite.
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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
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18.10.2018 - 14:57
Rating: 8
AndreMarcos
Really good ... after the satanist this is a great follow up.
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19.10.2018 - 04:42
Rating: 7
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
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".
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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.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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03.11.2018 - 22:07
Discordant666
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.
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Enigmatical - Transmission I
^Alien Black Metal Techno^
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12.11.2018 - 15:11
Rating: 7
Hellcult
Disappointed i am, i prefered brutal version of Behemoth, imo one of their weakest albums.
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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...
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24.11.2018 - 15:02
Rating: 8
metalbrat
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.
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28.11.2018 - 21:35
Rating: 9
Zykloncrawaxx
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 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
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