MAYHEM / Freezing Moon | THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL / Jihad (2002)
A split release between one of Oslo’s finest, Mayhem, and the less exotic locales of Hertfordshire’s oddest, The Meads of Asphodel. It’s a peculiar mix of styles. I can’t imagine how it ever came to be. Black Metal purists may hate the experimental nature of The Meads (especially their Hawkwind cover). It’s also uneven. TMoA added 6 tracks, and Mayhem added only 2, both of which are classic era live rehearsals from ‘91 with Dead on vocals.