Mayhem
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas


5.0
classic

Review

by battleinthenorth USER (30 Reviews)
September 27th, 2013 | 23 replies | 1,130 views


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The definition of a classic

3 of 8 thought this review was well written

Ah Mayhem. Perhaps the most well known band in the second wave of Norwegian black metal, these guys are absolute legends in the metal scene, and with good reason. Their bassist murdered their guitarist, and their vocalist killed himself, leading to various accusations that the band is cursed. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, or Lord Satan's Secret Rites, is the first and only studio release to contain the lineup now known as the True Mayhem, and is considered to be a landmark of black metal music. This is a release of incessant blast beats, a murky and depressing atmosphere and some of the more thought provoking black metal lyrics are found on songs such as Life Eternal. Whichever way you slice it, this record is essential.

As if the blue church featured on the front cover wasn't grim looking enough, the band had to create an album of nothing but the most terrifying sounding black metal music put to record. Funeral Fog kicks off this riff-based lunacy with some incredible tremolo riffing that is both violent in nature and incredibly catchy. From here on out this album never lets you breathe. Songs such as Freezing Moon and the title track are as suffocating as you could ask music to be, ramming the band's warped brand of music right down your throat. The vocals may be a little off putting at first but I for one grew to love the drunken incoherent mumbling that Attila frequently utilizes. The production here is rather sludgy but does not take this over the top like Darkthrone, but instead ensures that Varg's bass, the lightning fast drumming and the marvelous guitar work all meddles nicely.



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oltnabrick
September 26th 2013



29282 Comments


Ok




but not really

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bigguytoo9
September 26th 2013



222 Comments


Buried by time and DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUST!!!

Hoppoman
September 26th 2013



630 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'd say that church looks purple to me.

Smial
September 26th 2013



800 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Ah Mayhem"

Ah neg

trainofconsequence
September 27th 2013



1420 Comments


On some issues it was blue, some it was purple. But yeah review sucks.

KILL
September 27th 2013



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

skele be nice about ur own review :D

trainofconsequence
September 27th 2013



1420 Comments


Aint my review KILL

demigod!
September 27th 2013



40970 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

is that one of those monsters from DOOM?

MrElmo
September 27th 2013



1950 Comments


Looks like a strawberry filled ginger bread man

trainofconsequence
September 27th 2013



1420 Comments


Yeah its a cartoon Imp

Wizard
September 27th 2013



18784 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Your review makes a whole lot of sense.

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Judio!
September 27th 2013



3135 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Reviews that start out with "Ah ___(insert band name)___" always suck.

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KILL
September 27th 2013



67082 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nah dude read my deicide one

TheSpirit
September 27th 2013



16662 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album is sooooooooo overrated

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oltnabrick
September 27th 2013



29282 Comments


agreed 3/5

Havey
September 27th 2013



9319 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5



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September 27th 2013



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zaruyache
September 27th 2013



4841 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

So uh... this happened.

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FR33L0RD
September 27th 2013



1458 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good album.
Bad review.
Good night.




RYMsfullofscenesters
September 27th 2013



6 Comments


eeen the meeedle of treenseelveenia



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