Behemoth @ B.B. Kings – NYC: 02-16-05
To describe an evening where five Death Metal bands take over a venue like B.B. Kings you can simpley put it in the following terms “Brutal”, “Energetic” and “Fast-Paced”. I think you might have to fit evil in there somewhere but I am not overall certain. This was the setting for the night when I attended the performance of “Behemoth”, reigning Death Metal Lords from Poland. The band was direct opener for the one and only “Suffocation” from Long Island NY. Above all the rest on the bill, the crowd was clearly there for those Titans. At careful study it seemed just as many if not more were there for Behemoth. Sporting Corpsepaint, the guys in Behemoth make quite a statement. There is a sense of command when they are on stage, and while the music is blistering fast, there is a skill in it, and a tightness that one seldom finds easily in Death Metal music. It is not as all over the road as some of their peers and the level of musicianship is kicked up a notch. One can imagine that Behemoth is to Death Metal what Dimmu Borgir is to Black Metal. Master players performing to their best for the fans.
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