A Behemoth is a biblical creature that's mentioned in the Book of Job. In the passage, it implies that the Behemoth is the largest and most powerful animal ever to exist. In the early 1990s, a group of Polish blackened death metal musicians thought it would be an ideal name for a band. So goes the story of Behemoth, a band, formed in 1991, that sings about the occult and thelemic philosophies. The group's image (black leather robes, long black hair, excessive black and white makeup) might intimidate some, but the band's ability to incorporate various elements of black and thrash metal as well as elements of Middle Eastern vocal styles has won over listeners who are looking for innovative progressions in the modern metal scene.
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