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Review: Behemoth - Messe Noire: Live Satanist
Messe Noire: Live Satanist

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 50:34
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black/Death


Review online: November 3, 2018
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 4.3/5 (86%) (10 Votes)

I usually skip live albums but after reviewing I Loved You at Your Darkest, I decided to give this a listen, remembering the band's powerful live sound. This is the CD version, but you'll want to get a version with the DVD or Blu-ray to enjoy the visual experience as well.

Anyone who has seen Behemoth live, be it in person or on their previous live video releases, know that the band put on one hell of a live show. That doesn't translate as well with the music without the visuals here: you can just feel that something is missing. Apart from that, the sound is so clear in parts that it almost feels like you're listening to a studio album, at least until there's a split-second silence that reveals the chants of the crowd. The set list presented is really well chosen, resulting in a good mix of fast and slower, heavy songs and some eerie, crushing atmosphere to boot. Bottom line, the performance here confirms Behemoth as a first-rate live band and, well, now I have to go buy the Blu-ray so I can see the actual show.

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