Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest

What kind of music do you listen to?

Don’t you hate that question? I certainly do.

My best answer is this: Everything; it honestly depends on my mood. And that seems like I am blowing the person off, but that really is the truth.

There are certain times in my life when I like my music to be heavy and this record definitely scratches that itch for me. I was delighted when I ran across it at Coretex Records in Berlin because I had not been able to find it locally.

This record is categorized as black metal, but it is not the sound that comes to mind when you first think of that genre. I Loved You At Your Darkest is full of low-end melodies, speedy double bass drums, growling vocals, and technically proficient guitar work, however, there is much more of a semblance of order to the music. Many tracks on this album have fun, groovy riffs, and a sing-alongabilty.

I Loved You At Your Darkest walks the line between mainstream heavy metal and screaming black metal and I absolutely love that. This a record for fans of Disturbed, Slipknot, and Avenged Sevenfold who want to dip their toes into the world of black metal.

This album is wonderfully dark and heavy. There is an overall epicness to this album that provides a massive weight of emotion to the music. It would fit as the soundtrack to a movie from Voldemort’s perspective.

And just reading the lyrics has put me back on the prayer list at my parents’ church. I Loved You At Your Darkest sounds like what Ghost looks like they would sound like; it is just fantastically evil and heavy.

I Loved You At Your Darkest plays on two 12” 45rpms and comes with a beautifully disturbing booklet full of illustrations for each song.

My favorite track: Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica

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