September 14, 2009

Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus (here and beyond)

Genre(s) - Death metal
Origin - Poland
Year of release - 2002
Bitrate - 128 kbps
Size - 40.24 MB

I just can't get used to how fast time blazes by, quite like this release. Is it really seven years ago since I saw Behemoth and Deströyer 666 in Rotterdam's tiniest, most wonderful underground venue, de Baroeg? It was there that I bought Zos Kia Cultus - it might as well be my own rip - 128 kbps, windows media player, fuck yeah. It's another one of those exception-to-the-rule albums: one in literally a handful (i.e., 5) death metal releases I ever learnt to enjoy. It's ultra-brutal and technical, occult and philosophical, and it will consume your soft warm organs and sap all fluid from your body until you are a dried-out husk of cracked parchment slowly becoming one with the dust. But it has these little (and some less little) melodies that - however a drag it's becoming to call it such - can only be descibed as fucking epic. Drummer Inferno does a massive and not to be envied job underpinning those with mind-warping blasts and fills and Nergal's growl never sounded this murderous (again). Ia, azhi da haka!
  1. Horns ov Baphomet
  2. Modern iconoclasts
  3. Here and beyond (titanic turn ov time)
  4. As above so below
  5. Blackest ov the black
  6. Hekau 718
  7. The harlot ov the saints
  8. No sympathy for fools
  9. Zos kia cultus
  10. Fornicatus Benefictus
  11. Typhonian soul zodiack
  12. Heru ra ha: let there be might
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