[DVD REVIEW] Behemoth – Messe Noire



Reviewed by Mitch Charlton

Behemoths fans, get ready for a brand-new DVD/Blu Ray. Messe Noire comes out April 13th and they have brought their A Game for this one.

There are two shows on here where Behemoth have played their latest album ‘The Satanist’ in its entirety. For those of you reading this that haven’t heard the album, go and get yourself a copy now, you will not regret it!

The first show on the disc is in their homeland of Poland, filmed at the Progresja in Warsaw on October 8th 2016 and the second show is their set from Brutal Assault 2016.

The Progresia show is built for the album, the production is incredible. They have pyros, smoke machines, torches and video back drops. Anyone that has seen Behemoth play live know what kind of energy and mysticism they bring to the stage. ‘The Satanist’ has a tone or mood that it creates while listening and for them to bring that mood to life on stage whilst playing it in full is a great feat. From the screams and snarls over the intro to the audio queues and images played over the footage, Behemoth have used the full cinematography to its effect, creating something unique to them.

The Brutal Assault set is essentially the same as before but stripped of the stage extras except for their usual Behemoth Phoenix stands, but don’t worry, none of the energy is lost. This just goes to show how great the music really is, even without the props and effects they still put on one killer performance.

Behemoth knows what their fans want, and they always give a quality product. The shows are captured and mixed perfectly to show the full extent of Behemoths musical capabilities. This release also gives buyers the video clips that were made for this album, further showing Behemoths artful ideas.

I feel that bands need to have a special and deserving album for it to be filmed in its entirety and ‘The Satanist’ is definitely one of these albums.

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