Mysticum
In the Streams of Inferno


3.0
good

Review

by Motoi USER (2 Reviews)
April 7th, 2013 | 14 replies | 946 views


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist

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

1 of 2 thought this review was well written

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



5915 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

Digging: Essence Beyond - Carnivalism

MoosechriS
April 7th 2013



4772 Comments


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



44164 Comments


Legit album.

satanwitchfinder
April 8th 2013



13 Comments


That was a short review

pissbore
April 8th 2013



9935 Comments


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

oltnabrick
April 8th 2013



30133 Comments


I havent heard this


looks good. I'll download it now!!

Digging: Wretched Excess - Away From This World

pissbore
April 8th 2013



9935 Comments


BLAAAAAAAACK MAGIC MUSHHHHHHHROOOOOOOOOMS

pissbore
January 6th 2014



9935 Comments


incredible stuff

these dudes were on a level

pissbore
January 29th 2014



9935 Comments


get ready for planet sAtan

Greyvy
March 23rd 2014



4058 Comments


this is sweet

Digging: Trance To The Sun - Atrocious Virgin

MoosechriS
March 23rd 2014



4772 Comments


oh yeah m/

oltnabrick
May 9th 2014



30133 Comments


The guitar tone on this album is perfect.

TheSpirit
July 11th 2014



17169 Comments


Damn this is so underrated

Digging: Rx Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty

Artuma
July 11th 2014



10596 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is swee yea

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness



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