Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MAYHEM / Deathcrush (1987)

Owing a huge debt to early Bathory albums, this first Mayhem E.P has gone down in history as being the first commercial release from the Norwegian Black Metal scene.  The eerie production makes it sound like hell is opening up in your front room.  It’s full of screeching voice, screeching guitars, brutal bass and some early Black/Thrash motifs that would be put to better use on their first full studio album.  Drums are by Kjetil Manheim as Hellhammer had not yet joined.  It’s a classic and if you have any interest in Black Metal it’s worth your time.

Songs of Note: Silvester Anfang; Chainsaw Gutsfuck

4½ severed hands hung out to dry out of 5

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