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No joke, the David Bowie cover is the best track on here. Sadly, Behemoth’s original material pales in comparison and the other covers just suck. The clean vocals on it aren’t all that bad knowing how Bowie sings, and the execution is so sinister sounding and evil – coupled with the satisfying approach and it pretty much slays.
The other cover tracks are very short, spanning from two minutes to four minutes. Regardless, they all bore me to death and aren’t really worthy extra material, which is unfortunate but not too surprising coming from lame bands like Sarcófago, Mayhem, and the ever-atrocious Morbid Angel. Actually, I take that back – the Mayhem cover sounds pretty much like a death metal equivalent of the original track – and that’s a good thing. Even the “From The Pagan Vastlands” reexamination track sounds like a decent death metal cover of the original song. The production for each of them is just as good as Thelema.6 standards, but they’re just as dull and boring as most of the tracks on that album, as well.
The style itself is much like Thelema.6, so its not a stark departure in the end. Nay, we’d have to wait until Zos Kia Cultus for anything of value. This EP is like the bonus tracks that didn’t make it on the final cut because that would ruin the experimental nature of said album.
I don’t understand why this EP is sought after at all, since most of the material on it is pretty much a waste. You have what: one decent track from the album, one kickass cover, one decent cover, and the rest serving as cow dung? Not worth the money or time in my eyes. Even the video clip attached showcases a mediocre song over a live performance, so I’d hardly trade in my money for that deal.
This EP has been released only in 1000 copies for the Behemoth "The Act Of Rebellion" tour, and is now a very rare collector's item... it's a shame that not so many people can have this kick-ass EP! The first song is the titletrack, taken from the "Thelema.6" album. "Antichristian Phenomenon" is a great track: short but powerful, with evil lyrics and great vocals by Nergal, as usual. This track is followed by "Malice", a non-album song completely written by Havok: it's kinda different from Behemoth's style in "Thelema.6", so we can find it here on this EP. It's a good song, anyway. Song number three is a re-recording of their classic "From The Pagan Vastlands", from "Svevntevith). Behemoth really achieved a great resul with this re-recording, the track is now more powerful and evil, compared to the original one. Four covers follows: "Sathanas" by Sarcofago, "Hello Spaceboy" by David Bowie, "Day Of Suffering" by Morbid Angel and "Carnage" by MayheM. Nothing to say on the MayheM, Sarcofago and Morbid Angel covers, they're all good death or black metal songs and they sound good played in Behemoth's style, but the David Bowie's cover is kinda strange: as strange as a rock song turned into a death metal song; it's not bad, but definitevely "weird"!
Anyway, this is a great EP and my advice goes to all of Behemoth's fans: search this album and try to get a copy, it's really worth its price!