Mysticum
In the Streams of Inferno


3.0
good

Review

by Motoi USER (2 Reviews)
April 7th, 2013 | 16 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This grim 1998 black metal is certainly worth multiple listens.

In The Streams of Inferno is some seriously ugly, dark black metal. This album feels like something you were never meant to see. It's the worst nightmare you've ever had. There's a brief prelude in the form of the instrumental first track, Industries of Inferno. After that, it's near-relentless. Just when you get tired and you think you've had enough, there's a moment of snyths or silence -- but just enough to keep you alive. And right after, they come back harder than before.

What this album lacks in subtlety and variation, it makes up for in raw intensity and terror. Aside from the occasional appearance of a synth, what you can expect from this album is in-your-face, ice-cold catharsis. The guitars sound like fire without the warmth, the vocals an oppressive storm without the eye, and the drums a malicious machine without control. It all comes together to create a really bleak image of the world imagined by the band on this album.

Don't come to this album for spiritual affirmation or a subtle, varied presentation. Come to this album if you want to be left a carcass after listening. Aside from the programmed drumming which is occasionally unimpressive but usually works to this album's favor, this album doesn't have a lot going against it. It's brief, dark, and Hellish. I don't see it as being particularly innovative or eye-opening, but it is certainly an experience.


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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
April 7th 2013


6760 Comments


Your rating is a 3/5, yet the review reads like a 3.5 at least, given the genre's ethics.


I want to listen to this album thoroughly at some point in the future.


Official stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0oyT9DWGMM&playnext=1&list=PLFA422F70A12C9E3A&feature=results_main

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MoosechriS
April 7th 2013


5424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Don't come to this album for spiritual affirmation or a subtle, varied presentation. Come to this album if you want to be left a carcass after listening



buying now!!!!!

BallsToTheWall
April 7th 2013


45454 Comments


Legit album.

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satanwitchfinder
April 8th 2013


13 Comments


That was a short review

pissbore
April 8th 2013


11525 Comments


pretty sure peaceville just re-released this recently so it should actually be obtainable for once
without spending 50 bucks

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oltnabrick
April 8th 2013


33386 Comments


I havent heard this


looks good. I'll download it now!!

pissbore
April 8th 2013


11525 Comments


BLAAAAAAAACK MAGIC MUSHHHHHHHROOOOOOOOOMS

pissbore
January 6th 2014


11525 Comments


incredible stuff

these dudes were on a level

pissbore
January 29th 2014


11525 Comments


get ready for planet sAtan

Greyvy
March 23rd 2014


5537 Comments


this is sweet

MoosechriS
March 23rd 2014


5424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh yeah m/

oltnabrick
May 9th 2014


33386 Comments


The guitar tone on this album is perfect.

TheSpirit
July 11th 2014


18736 Comments


Damn this is so underrated

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Artuma
July 11th 2014


20237 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is swee yea

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MoosechriS
March 10th 2015


5424 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sat in my car about to go into work at 5:30am with this playing full blast. Awesome way to start the morning

porcupinetheater
August 30th 2015


473 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The programmed drumming just fits in with how cold and mechanized the whole thing feels. It's like sitting in a foxhole in the great war, and then a tank drives over your foxhole, and just fucking stops there.



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