Blah blah blah something about classic Mayhem... new song was sweet, album cover is sweet, Ordo Ad Chao was sweet, new one should be sweet as well.
This should be interesting. Will either be awesome or suck.
Digging: Fauna - Avifauna
^^Agreed, but the new song (heavily influenced by 2001-era Thorns) hints towards the first direction.
Digging: Decapitated - Anticult
Yeah Psywar was pretty cool I thought. New Mayhem isn't really my thing but I hope this changes that.
I didn't really care for "Psywar" at all, and I love Ordo ad Chao. Probably the least impressive vocal performance Attila has ever given. The riffs weren't terribly interesting, either, and the production was pretty garb. Without Blasphemer, I don't really have high hopes for the album, but I'll still check it out regardless. Even though Attila and Hellhammer essentially are Mayhem at this point, they're still going to need a good songwriter to showcase their respective talents.
Yeah Attila's singing is of the typical black metal type in "Psywar", but then again, this singing style is atypical for him haha. He's never sung like this before.
As for the music, I humbly beg to differ, especially if Mayhem go all along the the 2001-era Thorns/Voivod path again.
The production was abysmal on Psywar, I agree. The drums sounded like they were recorded a mile away. Hellhammer is firing double bass more or less the whole song yet you barely notice because the drums have no punch.
About the drums, I once read an interview of Dave Culross from Suffocation.
I don't remember his exact references to Suffocation discog, but I do remember him saying that whenever he used triggers, everybody was point a finger of scorn saying "Oh he used triggers, the drum sound is superficial". At Suffocation albums where the drum sound was all physical, people said then "We can't hear the drums, where are they?".
Personally, I like it all physical most of the time, even if I don't hear everything with crystal clarity.
I like non-triggered drums better as well, but that doesn't mean they have to be obnoxiously quiet in the mix. If you listen to the new Morbus Chron, the drums aren't triggered yet they still have a lot of meat to them.
If the new song is any indication this is gonna rule.
They sounded better on Ordo ad Chao, and everyone bitched about the production on that album. I liked it, personally, but then, I own the album on vinyl.
Yeah I agree about the Morbus Chron album, but judging from "Psywar", the production of the new album is expected to be a much clearer, (but "muddy" altogether) version of the sludgy sound of Ordo Ad Chao.
May be the first mayhem i like
Digging: Execration (NOR) - Return to the Void
I'm excited. I really enjoyed Ordo Ad Chao back when I listened to it, I liked "Psywar" too
I'm one of those who liked Ordo ad Chao and I like how this new single sounds. I hope the other songs will be longer and more atmospheric too though. Excited to hear this.
On a (quite) unrelated note: Not a good marketing strategy to release an album like this in summer. Should've waited for fall
Hopefully it comes with a side or murder.
my 2.5 is ready
It will be entertaining but my word is this band so irrelevant these days.
this will rape
Hopefully this isn't awful.
i liked Ordo ad Chao and Psywar, so ill probably like this.
Digging: Siberian (SWE) - Through Ages of Sleep