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Monday, August 27, 2012

MAYHEM / Wolf's Lair Abyss E.P (1997)

This was the first Mayhem release without Euronymous, who died at the hands of a paranoid and stabby Varg.  Maniac is back on vocals, and he does well; there is nothing yet as bad as what the following album would spit at us.  Against the odds, considering the damage to the band structure, it’s damn good.
It’s a lot more technical than what came before, the bass is louder, the guitars are crisper and Hellhammer pounds the living shit out of his kit.
The production is on a whole other level.  It’s the last of the essential Mayhem.

Songs of Note: I Am Thy Labyrinth; Fall Of Seraphs

4 Nietzschean screeches out of 5

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