Grom (album)

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Grom
Studio album by Behemoth
Released 2 January 1996
Recorded December 1995
Genre Black metal
Length 44:52
Language English, Polish
Label Solistitium
Producer Self-produced
Behemoth chronology
Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
(1995)
Grom
(1996)
Bewitching the Pomerania
(1997)

Grom ("Thunder" in Polish) is the second studio album by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. It was recorded and mixed from December 1995 to January 1996 and was originally released in January 1996 through Solistitium Records, and later by Pagan Records. The album is Behemoth's last release before their shift into a death metal sound.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro" (Instrumental)   1:35
2. "The Dark Forest (Cast Me Your Spell)"   Nergal 7:06
3. "Spellcraft and Heathendom"   Nergal 4:50
4. "Dragon's Lair (Cosmic Flames and Four Barbaric Seasons)"   Baal Ravenlock 5:55
5. "Lasy Pomorza"   Nergal 6:25
6. "Rising Proudly Towards the Sky"   Baal Ravenlock 6:52
7. "Thou Shalt Forever Win"   Nergal 6:37
8. "Grom"   Nergal 5:27
Total length:
44:52

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic favorable[1]
Chronicles of Chaos 10/10[2]

AllMusic wrote of the album: "One of the most controversial and diverse albums in the band's career, the album is intriguing for several reasons: it not only featured keyboards and female vocals, but showed Behemoth's uniqueness from the start, with their novel combination of black, viking and thrash metal."[1]

Personnel[edit]

Behemoth
Additional musicians
  • Piotr Weltrowski (December's Fire) – session synthesizers
  • Celina – vocals
Production
Note
  • Recorded and mixed during December 1995 & January 1996.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Germany, Brazil January 2, 1996 Solistitium Records, Hellion Records
Russia 1997 First Town Records
Poland 2002 Metal Mind Productions

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morton, Mark. "Grom - Behemoth : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Hoeltzel, Steve (2 January 1997). "CoC : Behemoth - Grom : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 27 August 2012.