I can’t really describe when I first discovered Behemoth in reference to time but what I do remember distinctly is the feeling. That wonderful sensation when you listen to something for the first time and you get goosebumps. After years of delving into the world of Behemoth’s music I finally managed to catch their Blasfemia Amerika Tour 2016 appearance at The Observatory in Santa Ana California. After regretfully missing their past USA tours my excitement leading up to the date could not be quelled, especially knowing that “The Satanist” would be played in its entirety.
There is a lot I can say about this band, between their amazing stage presence and talented musicianship Voices of Ruin have managed to break into the scene with a vengeance and they have not slowed down. With their new release entitled “Born from the Dark” they have captured the essence of melodic death metal to its core and fans of the genre are in for a real treat. “The Awakening” kicks things off with a headbanging riff and with lyrics such as “Fear of the end, your God is dead, your God is just a lie” the listener is drawn in to stay for the ride. Following is “Scars (Of My Sanity)” which features juicy fills that come together perfectly to mesh with crushing vocals. At this point if you are not hooked then don’t stay for the rest.