Pandemonic Incantations

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Pandemonic Incantations
Pandemonic Incantations.jpg
Studio album by Behemoth
Released March 2, 1998
Recorded August–September 1997
Genre Blackened death metal
Length 37:30
Language English, Polish
Label Solistitium, Novum Vox Mortis/Koch International
Producer Behemoth
Behemoth chronology
Bewitching the Pomerania
(1997)
Pandemonic Incantations
(1998)
Satanica
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos 7.5/10 stars[1]

Pandemonic Incantations is the third studio album by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. The album was recorded during August and September 1997 at Selani Studio and was mixed in October 1997. The album was then released in 1998 by Solistitium Records, whilst Behemoth were still in their period of transition from black metal to blackened death metal. A remastered digipak version was released by Metal Mind Records with 6 bonus tracks, including 5 live tracks recorded during the European tour in Toulouse, France on February 27, 1999 and a studio version of With Spell of Inferno (Mefisto).

It is known that on the original version of the album, the eighth track is followed by 57 tracks of silence. The outro is on track number 66.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Regular CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Diableria (The Great Introduction)" (Instrumental) Nergal Nergal 0:49
2. "The Thousand Plagues I Witness" Nergal Nergal 5:15
3. "Satan's Sword (I Have Become)" Nergal Nergal 4:17
4. "In Thy Pandemæternum" Nergal Nergal 4:49
5. "Driven by the Five-Winged Star" Nergal Nergal 5:03
6. "The Past Is Like a Funeral" Nergal Nergal 6:40
7. "The Entrance to the Spheres of Mars" Nergal Nergal 4:44
8. "Chwała mordercom Wojciecha (997–1997 dziesięć wieków hańby)" Nergal Nergal 4:48
66. "Outro" Nergal Nergal 0:59

Personnel[edit]

Behemoth
Additional musicians
  • Piotr Weltowski (December's Fire) – synthesizers
Production
  • Starprint – photography
  • Jacek Gawlowski – mixing
  • Tomasz "Graal" Daniłowicz – cover design and artwork, logo
  • Marqvis – logo
  • Andrzej "Andy" Bomba – engineering
Note
  • Recorded during August/September 1997 at Selani Studio. Mixed in October 1997.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Germany, Poland March 2, 1998 Solistitium Records, Novum Vox Mortis
Italy 1999 Avantgarde Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKay, Aaron. "Behemoth - "Pandemonic Incantations" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum - Behemoth (Pol) - Pandemonic Incantations". Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b Łukasz Dunaj, Devil's Conquistadors, pp. 131.