For 17 years now, Behemoth have been tearing apart the Black Metal underground. While some may consider the band Black Metal, I’ve always considered them Blackened Death Metal. Much more suiting, isn’t it? Personally, I don’t feel the band should still be called Behemoth, considering the only remaining original member is the vocalist. Alas things change and so I must be accepting.

The EP in question is quite a different piece of work; it contains two covers, as well as three live tracks. The covers do have that Black Metal feel to them, however, the band covered “I’m Not Jesus”, which is originally done by The Ramones; which I personally feel is a waste of time. I don’t think many fans will be able to respect the fact that such a dark Metal band chose of all genres to cover (poorly at that) a Punk track… but maybe that’s just me.

The disc actually only has one new track, “Qadosh” and is the only song on the EP that I found resembled the band’s previous work. The vocals are just what they should be, whereas many of the other tunes on the CD feel like they possess a completely different vocalist.

I did however like that they did a studio recording of “Chant For Ezkaton 2000 E.V.”. But as aforementioned, Nergel (vocals) sounds like a completely different person for the majority of the track. This may not go over so well in the eyes of true Behemoth fans.

I must say the EP is not a complete waste of time, though I don’t see the band placing these tracks on any albums in the future. The majority of it felt like “We just wanted to fuck around”, and if that is what they were aiming for, than they did so quite well.  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. Chant For Ezkaton 2000 E.V.
02. Qadosh
03. Jama Pekel
04. I’m Not Jesus
05. From The Pagan Vastlands (Live)
06. Decade Ov Therion (Live)
07. Chant For Ezkaton E.V. (Live)

Run Time: 27:53