It’s no surprise that blackened death metal band Behemoth are one of the most consisted bands to ever step foot not only in the realms of extreme metal but to come out of their native land from Poland. After the massive commercial success to 2014’s The Satanist, Behemoth are back stronger than ever before to create the most atmospheric, luxurious, blackened and polished albums to date. I Loved You At Your Darkest is without a doubt the most comprehensive, Jaw dropping and never predictable albums Behemoth has ever pulled out. Both musically, lyrically, atmospherically and artistically this brings triumphs of all forms within metal and for Behemoth in general. Songs such as Wolves ov Siberia for example immerses the listener into everlasting darkness which expresses natural viewpoints that truly seemed to resonating the earliest journeying.
Then later on within the album’s context and presentation value, every song including God = Dog, We Are the Next 1000 Years and Sabbath Mater gives proper intelligence that’s extremely bold, majestic and haunting blackened death metal incorporates their fundamentalism musicianship simply astonishing. Now Behemoth has a tread thin line between black and death metal but highly seem to veer onto towards death which simply states a wide branch of tighter sound with actual hooks, spoken words alongside Polish and English keyboards.
The guitars are brought with disinfectant buzz saw refineries as well with the magnificent produced masterpiece where every parts represented are audible assist the lasting proceedings without compromising Behemoth’s quality efforts. While other albums including Evangelion, Demigod and The Apostasy are top notch performances Behemoth studied different meanings, metaphysics and created unrelenting passages which overhauled and succeeded. The lyrics do consists of Satanism mostly a rebellion, freedom and gives a archetypal Paganism which Behemoth has done prior to earliest material. However, these mythological messages and figures tells an emotional background and statements do not overshadowing true talent. As a fan of Demigod and other complex albums, I Loved You At Your Darkest is a diverse, universally acclaimed record promising evolution into extreme metal importance. This is their prayer and marked new heights.
Overall Score: 9.5/10
Review by Jake Butler