Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
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Eakflanderyof
July 10th 2008



2143 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I agree. This album and Mayhem in general have always been overrated. They're good, but they get too much credit. The only reason they are as well known as they are is because of all the controversy that used to surround them.


You do realize that Euronymous pretty much started second-wave black metal right. If anything this band deserves more credit. I still think this album stands up to the test of time. I maintain that it is the greatest black metal album closely followed by Paysage d'Hiver.

It still has its own unique sound, classic riffs that define the genre, and the perfect atmosphere for what they were doing. I just love how almost every riff on this album is just perfect and the drumming is still top-notch to this day. Euronymous had a gift for writing great and simple yet hypnotizing riffs. The bass is actually audible through much of the album too.

Yep, I'm a fanboy of this album


Damian808
July 25th 2008



83 Comments


...busy downloading this... really excited - Please, please finish before 4 so I can listen this weekend.

megalodon
July 25th 2008



108 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So many people write this record off but they fail to realize that without Euronymous' influence there would be no present day Black Metal. I love this album in all of its dark, violent and brooding splendor. Classic BM.

Hawks
July 25th 2008



34344 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I used to think this album was pretty bad, but it has definitely grown on me. I agree, this is classic black metal.

Digging: Equilibrium - Erdentempel

Wizard
July 25th 2008



19208 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

So many people write this record off but they fail to realize that without Euronymous' influence there would be no present day Black Metal.

Who knows, black metal might have been much better without his influence. And I think you guys give him wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much credit. Album is still mediocre.



Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

Hawks
July 25th 2008



34344 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I dont give him that much credit. I agree he was influential, but the black metal scene couldve survived without him, and it did. He was obviously a pretty big jack off if he planned to torture Varg and videotape it.

McP3000
July 25th 2008



3941 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i was extremely underwhelmed by everything on this disc other than the track Freezing Moon.

SorrowLyric
July 25th 2008



119 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yes, I was very disappointed in this album.

megalodon
July 25th 2008



108 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Euronymous was charismatic and convinced other bands in the scene to stop playing Death Metal and take up the Black Metal torch i.e. Immortal, Darkthrone. There could have been modern day Black Metal without him but it probably wouldn't sound anything like Leviathan or Marduk.

Eakflanderyof
July 26th 2008



2143 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Who knows, black metal might have been much better without his influence. And I think you guys give him wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much credit. Album is still mediocre.


Yeah, except for the fact that second-wave black metal might have never even happened if it wasn't for him. You're oblivious if you think that black metal would be better now without his influence.

Whether or not you like this album, pretty much every song on this album contains some classic riffs that define the genre and every song on here is covered by tons of black metal bands to this day. To say he had little influence on black metal is ridiculous.

megalodon
July 26th 2008



108 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed.

Zoo
July 26th 2008



3759 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is Mayhem's best and a black metal classic. Even if you don't like it, you must respect what it contributed to the genre.

Wizard
July 26th 2008



19208 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, except for the fact that second-wave black metal might have never even happened if it wasn't for him. You're oblivious if you think that black metal would be better now without his influence.

This is why I phrased my last comment in question form. And I never said that I gave him little credit, I just think you discount the other bands around at this time.

Zoo,
I do respect it, I just think its bottom of the list in terms of classic black metal.


Hawks
July 26th 2008



34344 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

No, this is pretty classic.

Wizard
July 26th 2008



19208 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Never said it wasn't. Reread last comment.

Hawks
July 26th 2008



34344 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

My bad wizard lol.

megalodon
July 28th 2008



108 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just realized that in the review you claim that the track "Funeral Fog" starts off with blast beats. It's just Hellhammer playing really, really fast. They're not blast beats.

myhigherpie
November 3rd 2008



3027 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

surprisingly... I really like it. When I think about it from a different perspective, the album does exactly what it sets out to do. The vocals IMO are what make it what it is. They add so much atmosphere and give me the sense that someone is standing behind me with a knife O.o

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 4th 2008



16242 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I find this to be a tad overrated. It's classic in the whole "history of black metal" thing but it is objectively no more than a very good black metal record. Freezing Moon is great, though.

Hawks
November 4th 2008



34344 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I used to think it was overrated too. Then I finally saw its greatness.This Message Edited On 11.04.08



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