Satanica (album)

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Satanica
Behemoth - Satanica.jpg
Studio album by Behemoth
Released October 25, 1999
Recorded 1999, Starcraft Stimulation Studios
Genre Blackened death metal
Length 37:44
Label Avantgarde, Metal Mind, Dwell
Producer Nergal, M.A.
Behemoth chronology
Pandemonic Incantations
(1998)Pandemonic Incantations1998
Satanica
(1999)
Thelema.6
(2000)Thelema.62000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Chronicles of Chaos9/10 stars[1]
Teraz Rock3.5/5 stars[2]

Satanica is the fourth studio album released in 1999 by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth. Much of the music in this release is death metal with influences of black metal music, also commonly known as blackened death metal. It was recorded at the Starcraft Stimulation Studios and mastered in Warsaw, Poland in 1999.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Regular CD and digipak
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Decade of Therion"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal3:19
2."LAM"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal4:13
3."Ceremony of Shiva"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal3:32
4."Of Sephirotic Transformation and Carnality"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal4:30
5."The Sermon to the Hypocrites"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal5:03
6."Starspawn"NergalNergal3:31
7."The Alchemist's Dream"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal5:40
8."Chant for Eschaton 2000"Krzysztof AzarewiczNergal5:22
33."#33"Nergal0:57
93."#93"NergalNergal1:37
Double CD edition (bonus disc)

It is known that a limited edition double CD was released. The jewel case contains a second bonus CD with live tracks from Strasbourg, France, February 26, 1999.

Notes
  • On some copies, track 1 is entitled as "Decade of ΘΕΡΙΟΝ" (ΘΕΡΙΟΝ is Greek for Therion).
  • On some copies, track 8 is entitled as "Chant for ΕΣΧΑΤΟΝ 2000" (ΕΣΧΑΤΟΝ is Greek for Eschaton).
  • It is known that this album was released with 2 hidden tracks. The first hidden track #33 is an instrumental track, while #93 is a short non-instrumental track but containing lyrics which are nowhere to be found. The tracks 9–32, as well as tracks 34–92 are silent/blank tracks, lasting 0:04 each.

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland August 9, 1999 Metal Mind Productions
Italy, UK October 25, 1999 Avantgarde Music, Peaceville Records
USA August 22, 2000 Dwell Records
Russia February 2002 Irond Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azevedo, Pedro. "Behemoth - "Satanica" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ Sankowski, Robert. "Behemoth "Satanica" review" (in Polish). Teraz Rock. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ "Behemoth (3) - Satanica (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2009-08-12.