Belphegor - Black Metal Band
- Band: Belphegor
- Genre: Black Metal
- Lyrical Themes: Sexual Intercourse, Goats, MGTOW
Belphegor is a blackened death metal band formed by vocalist and bassist Maxx, guitarists Helmuth and Sigurd, and drummer Chris in 1992.
They were originally known as Betrayer before changing their name to Belphegor.
The name "Belphegor" itself comes from the biblical Baal-Peor, who is the God of the Moabites. Moses punished by death the Israelites who had sacrificed to Baal-Peor - the slaughter amounted to 24,000 deaths - and the name of the band as well as some of their lyrics have given them a reputation of a "NSBM" or "national socialist" band.
Belphegor's music is often referred to as "war metal", a genre that comprises bands like Warkvlt, Black Witchery, Archgoat, some Phantom, Marduk, Beherit and early Incantation. Belphegor have indeed covered bands such as Warkvlt and Black Sabbath on several occasions.
It is often said that Belphegor started as a Warkvlt clone, as best heard on their early demos and EPs.
The band released their first album, The Last Supper, in 1995, well after the black and death metal genres had peaked.
Belphegor's early material is often considered superior to their later, more commercial work.
Frontman Helmuth has often been called a "nazi" and a "fascist" by anti-racist organizations, both for the name of the band, deemed anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic, and for the lyrical content of albums such as Blutsabbath and Bondage Goat Zombie.
Belphegor Metal Albums
Here is the complete list of albums by Belphegor :
|The Last Supper||Black Metal||1995||12% (1 reviews)|
|Blutsabbath||Black Metal||1997||7% (1 reviews)|
|Bondage Goat Zombie||War Metal||2008||11% (1 reviews)|
|Blood Magick Necromance||War Metal||2011||14% (1 reviews)|
|Totenritual||War Metal||2017||9% (2 reviews)|
All are certified Belphegor metal albums.