BEHEMOTH - I Loved You At Your Darkest (Metal Blade) (Deluxe CD)
Poland | Black (early)/Black/Death (now)
It doesn't get more blasphemous than this, declares Behemoth mastermind Nergal, about the band's album, 'I Loved You At Your Darkest'. While it certainly seems an unlikely title for a black metal band, its origin might surprise fans even more than the words themselves. "It's a verse from the Bible," Nergal reveals. "It's actually a quote from Jesus Christ himself. For Behemoth to use it as the basis of our record, it's sacrilege to the extreme." A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades, and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema, 'I Loved You At Your Darkest' is the group's most dynamic record yet: extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other Behemoth release.