Demigod (album)

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Demigod
Studio album by Behemoth
Released October 11, 2004
Recorded May–June, 2004
Hendrix Studios, Poland
Genre Death metal
Length 40:41
Label Mystic, Regain, Century Media, Victor Entertainment
Producer Nergal
Behemoth chronology
Conjuration
(2003)
Demigod
(2004)
Slaves Shall Serve
(2005)
Alternative cover
2010 re-release cover art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 9/10 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 stars[3]
Teraz Rock 5/5 stars[4]

Demigod is the seventh studio album by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. The album was recorded during May and July in 2004 at the Hendrix Studios and was released on October 11, 2004. Daniel Bergstrand mixed the record at the Dug out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden during July and August in 2004. The record was then mastered at the Cutting Room in Stockholm, Sweden in August, 2004.[5]

The track "XUL" included a guest guitar solo by Karl Sanders of Nile.

The track "Before the Æons Came" is an adaptation of a poem by British poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Sculpting the Throne ov Seth"   Nergal Nergal 4:43
2. "Demigod"   Nergal Nergal 3:33
3. "Conquer All"   Nergal Nergal 3:31
4. "The Nephilim Rising"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 4:22
5. "Towards Babylon"   Nergal Nergal 3:24
6. "Before the Æons Came"   Algernon Charles Swinburne Nergal 3:00
7. "Mysterium Coniunctionis (Hermanubis)"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:42
8. "XUL"   Nergal Nergal 3:13
9. "Slaves Shall Serve"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:06
10. "The Reign ov Shemsu-Hor"   Nergal Nergal 8:28
Japanese bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
11. "Conjuration ov sleep Daemons"   Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:25
12. "Welcome to Hell"   Abaddon, Cronos, Mantas Abaddon, Cronos, Mantas 3:15

Personnel[edit]

Behemoth
Additional musicians
Production
  • Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski – sound engineer
  • Tomasz "Graal" Daniłowicz – cover design and artwork
  • Krzysztof Azarewicz – lyrics
  • Zenon Darski – weaponry and armour
  • Thomas Eberger – mastering
  • Sharon E. Wennekers – grammatical consultations
  • Dominik Kulaszewicz – photography
  • Krzysztof Sadowski – photography
  • Tomasz Daniłowicz – The Core Ov Hell mask design
  • Zenon Darski – The Core Ov Hell mask finishing
  • Norbert Grabianowski – The Core Ov Hell mask forging
Note
  • Recorded at Hendrix Studios, Lublin; May-July 2004
  • Mixed at Dug Out Studio, Upsala; July-August 2004
  • Mastered at Cutting Room, Stockholm; August 2004

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland October 11, 2004 Mystic Production
Europe November 8, 2004 Regain Records
USA January 25, 2005 Century Media Records
Japan November 19, 2009 Victor Entertainment

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart[6] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Behemoth - "Demigod" review". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien. "Behemoth - "Demigod" review". www.popmatters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ Smit, Jackie. "Behemoth - "Demigod" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ Wewiór, Łukasz. "Behemoth "Demigod" review" (in Polish). Teraz Rock. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Behemoth (3) - Demigod (CD, Enh, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  6. ^ "OLiS - sales for the period 11.10.2004 - 17.10.2004". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 26 October 2011.