Behemoth Evangelion Colored Vinyl LP
Formed by a teenage Nergal in 1991, Polish extreme metallers Behemoth quickly made a name for themselves in black metal circuits with early cult releases and have slowly evolved ever since with increasingly impressive musicianship and songwriting, as well as ever-improving production values. The band's unrelenting energy, savage brutality and uncompromising vision is readily apparent on their hit 2009 release Evangelion.
"'Evangelion' combines a pure art form with a direct message," Nergal stated. "It was also important for us to ensure that the graphical presentation did justice to the record. Again, we have worked with Tomasz Danilowicz, who has created his best illustration yet for Behemoth. The picture is of The Great Harlot of Babylon riding the seven-headed beast.
Saints bow before her in worship whilst the tablets of the Ten Commandments lie broken at her feet. It represents our vision and the interpretation of the New Testament parable where the 'Whore of Babylon' is a symbol of rebellion and resistance against God. I am fascinated by stories whose source lies in the Bible and we have used biblical symbolism, coupled with my own experience and outlook, in our lyrics or on the covers of previous Behemoth records.
"I love to juggle with meanings and play around with symbolism which is exactly what I have done in this case," he added. "The main character of our new cover is an archetype of disobedience, individualism, self-determination and a free, unfettered will – these are universal keywords which are typical and crucial in understanding the character of our works, life as a whole and the true nature of man."
Behemoth Evangelion Track Listing:
3. Ov Fire And The Void
4. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti
5. He Who Breeds Pestilence
6. The Seed Ov I
7. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
8. Morality Ov Black God
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