" 'The Satanist' bristles with the best songs Behemoth have ever written."
There may not be any atheists in foxholes, but there are Satanists, apparently. Behemoth mainman, Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski’s dance with death hasn’t skewed his (after)worldview towards God, Jesus and that lot. To the contrary, Darski’s battle with leukaemia appears to have coalesced his Satanic beliefs as well as provided his songwriter’s chops with a new lease. Lessons about having one life to live and not much time to live it are seemingly transposed in the to-the-point immediacy, urgency and brutal orchestration of ‘Furor Divinus,’ ‘Messe Noire’ and the remainder of the Poles’ most infectious work as it bristles with the best songs they’ve ever written.