“Black Death”, is a death metal album. It’s not the best sample of the genre that you can find out there but it’s decent one . It”s groovie and it actually rolls, I wouldn’t say that it can be described as a death n roll album but has it’s moments. The blending of traditional with modern death metal doesn’t find me on the opposite side while the use of both death and black metal vocals is a nice stroke of the brush. On other hand, they don’t bring anything new in the genre and the result is a typical death metal album. But that, sometimes, it’s not so bad at all – people tend to like their music as it is – with no surprises.
Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground, alongside bands such as Vader, Decapitated, Vesania and Hate. Over the years Behemoth has moved from traditional black metal into blackened death metal and then into modern death metal with each consecutive release. Until the late 1990s, the band played a traditional black metal style with heathen lyrical content, but soon changed to that of occult and thelemic themes written by their lead vocalist Nergal and Krzysztof Azarewicz. With the 1999 release of Satanica, the band demonstrated their presence in the death metal scene, while retaining their own signature style characterized by the drum work of Inferno, multi-layered vocals and Middle-Eastern influences.