Words and Photos: Dhruv Kumar
Behemoth, the infernal juggernaut of extreme metal, has once again proven their supremacy with their latest tour The Satanic States Ov Amierca with supporting bands like Twin Temple, Midnight & Imperial Triumphant. Behemoth is also in Direct support of Danzig for select dates.
Behemoth have been a relentless force in the metal world for decades, and their latest tour reaffirms their status as pioneers of the genre. Behemoth’s live concerts are nothing short of a transcendent experience, a journey into the darkest realms of extreme metal that leaves audiences awestruck and exhilarated. Having had the privilege of witnessing one of their performances, I can confidently attest that a Behemoth live show is an otherworldly spectacle that defies description.
From the moment the lights dim and the ominous chants fill the air, the atmosphere becomes electrified with anticipation. The band’s stage presence is nothing short of mesmerizing. Nergal, the enigmatic frontman, emerges as a malevolent high priest of metal, exuding a captivating charisma that commands the attention of every soul in the venue. Opening up the show with “Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer” energized the crowd.
The sonic assault that follows is relentless and unapologetic. Behemoth’s musicianship is a force of nature. “Conquer All” was for sure a crowd favorite and everyone chanted along with the band. Behemoth brought back a classic “No Sympathy for Fools” which got the crowd screaming at the top of their lungs. I don’t know when Behemoth played that song live. It was good to see them bring it back. Soon after the riff for “Chant for Eschaton 2000” was heard, fans started with their relentless chant. Behemoth closed out the show with “O Father O Satan O Sun!”.
In conclusion, a Behemoth live concert is not merely a music performance; it’s a ritualistic, cathartic experience that immerses the audience in a world of darkness and transcendence. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or someone curious about exploring the depths of extreme metal, witnessing Behemoth live is an unforgettable, spine-tingling experience that will leave you forever marked by the infernal power of their music.